Thursday, July 31, 2008

Get Started Moving Internationaly

Moving to another country is probably the most intimidating move there can be. Its a very different experience than moving down the street or to another state, and so you need to take appropriate measures to accommodate your move from say, New York to Shanghai. Here are some tips on how to get started:

  • Research, research, research. Look at pictures of your new home online and try to visit it. I know how difficult it can be to go visit a home your thinking about buying if its all the way across the world, but believe me, its worth it.
  • Think about moving some of your belongings by boat if possible. Its much cheaper than moving by air, and you can send it a few days before you move and have it at your home when you get there. Your heaviest items will be much cheaper to ship by cargo ship as well, so it might be a good idea just to ship your closets, TV's, dishwashers etc. by boat.
  • International Movers are experienced professionals and will help you pack and move your most fragile and difficult to move items, so don't sweat much over them. The moving company you have chosen will advise you on how to pack your belongings and what type of container to put them in.
I will post more tips on moving internationally in the future, but these should get you started!

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