Packing & Moving

Published on December 19th, 2016 | by admin


5 Overseas Moving Tips Everyone Should Know

While it is common to move from city to city or even between states, at least once in your life, some people find themselves in the position to move across an ocean or a hemisphere to another country.  And when you do find yourself in this position, here are some Kenwood overseas moving tips to help you make the task a little easier.

TIP #1:  Sell As Much As You Can

Sure, you are not going to want to sell everything—and it is going to be difficult to let go of some things—but the more you can downsize, the better. Sure, it can be expensive to have to buy new furniture, but have thought about how much it would cost to ship your sofa, bed, mattresses, and dining room table across an ocean?  At the same time, linens, flatware, and clothing is all replaceable. If it is an heirloom or something not easily replaced weigh the costs. If you can replace it, sell it and move on.

TIP #2:  Store What You Don’t Sell

Even if you know that this is your final move, forever, you can always put your things in storage. Perhaps you have some things you really don’t want to sell but also you really can’t part with.  Maybe you have some things you need return to people or want to give to someone important.  Storage can be a more affordable option, at least temporarily, until you figure out what else you want to do.

TIP #3:  Send Your Things Ahead of You

It may not be entirely feasible, but if you can do it, send your things ahead of you.  If you have enough time, you can send a few things out every few weeks. That could help make it more affordable and help you feel like you are accomplishing the move even before it actually happens!

TIP #4:  Get Your Visa!

Remember that every country has a different set of requirements in terms of visa requirements.  Get as much information as you can before the move, and start the paperwork.

TIP #5:  Documents In Hand

Finally, make sure you keep these documents in hand just in case you need them:

    • your birth certificate(s)
    • marriage certificate (and, similarly, divorce and custody arrangements)
    • police background check(s)
    • educational qualifications

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