Moving overseas? Adventurous idea! Just, prior to taking further steps of relocation, think twice. Do the research on what are the experiences of your predecessors in moving far from home. It is a big step, be sure you want to make it. After you seal your decision, you may start to prepare for the relocation. Before you start the realisation of relocation to another home, you need to know some things. The first one is to find out how to do that. And when you’re relocating across the sea or the ocean, you must think about the way of moving possessions overseas. You’ll need your items in your new home, right? So learn how to move them there!
Tips for moving possessions overseas
Moving to another state/country/continent- LEARN THE RULES!
When you are moving to another place, if it is outside your country, it is important to examine the regulations there. This especially stands when you’re moving to another continent. You need to know everything. We spoke about what to take care before the moving to another continent. We shall discuss here only the things important for the moving your possessions there. You need to know what’s allowed to carry with you when crossing the border, how it should be packed, what you need special permission for, what can go through the customs etc. So make a contact with the embassy of the country you’re about to move your possessions. Find out who’s in charge for that matter, get in touch with that organisation and find out everything about moving your items overseas with you.
Decide what’s worth relocating across the sea
First, it is important to start the preparations for moving right after you decided to move. Having that in mind, go around your house and your garage. Make a checklist of items that are essential to bring with yourself. You are moving possessions overseas, it is not cheap neither it is easy, so bring only the necessities. Still, do make a checklist. That way you won’t forget anything you figured is too important to be left. The other items, you find not so important to be transported over the sea/ocean, you may sell, present or donate. You get to decide. Garage sales are always a good idea. You get some money, and your neighbours get to buy things they need at low prices.
Prepare the packing supplies for packing your items for the overseas transportation
You need to prepare for the moving day before it comes. Therefore, we suggest packing way before you actually plan to move. We already discussed what packing items you might need, so you read the explanation on the link, and we will only say here what you need:
- Bubbling wraps
- Sheets for the wrapping
- Different kinds of paper
- Tape for heavy duty packaging
- Stickers for tagging
Gather all of the aforementioned prior to the packing, because you don’t want to start the packing, and then remember you need something. There are specialised stores where you can purchase it. And you can also consult with the personnel at the shop about the characteristics of packing supplies you might need. It can be very helpful too.
Choose the right moving company to move your possessions across the sea/ocean
Don’t even think of moving your stuff overseas all by yourself. It will turn your dream come true adventure to a nightmare at the beginning. First, you can’t know all the regulations and all the rules of transportation. Or how it is done avoiding the damage and getting things lost. That’s why you should hire a professional mover to do that. They have the know-how and the resources to do everything right. Plus, they offer the insurance of your items. But only pick a home moving service that you can rely on. So here are some tips on how to choose a good and reliable moving company.
Can you bring your car across the sea?
When we’re talking about your car transportation, the same applies as for the moving possessions overseas. Contact the embassy and find out who’s in charge of that matter. You’ll probably need to pay some taxes for the import of your car, also have prepared all the paperwork about the origin of the car and also the paperwork that proves the car is your property. After that, prepare the rest of the documents, and prepare money for taxes. Nevertheless, these are only some of the suggestions. You’ll find out more detailed information when you get in touch with the organisation in charge for car import in the country where you’re moving.
So, what’s the most important about moving possessions overseas?
Regardless of the reason why you’re moving, be very thoughtful when it comes to long distance moving. Moving possessions overseas is quite an effort, and it takes the knowledge of various things. We mentioned here what to pay attention the most. But listen to our advice and contact the embassy in the country where you’re about to move your home. They shall give you the full instructions. Only that way may you be sure that everything will be all right with your possessions moving across the sea/ocean. You don’t want the customs to take away some of your valuables just because you didn’t have the information you’re not allowed to transport it to that country. And the regulations are different from country to country. They may vary even between the two countries next to each other. So we will once again mention the most important thing- find out everything about the regulations for moving your items overseas by contacting the institution in charge of that!
Here’s a video how to pack and send the items that you don’t need a home moving company to ship: