Are you preparing for an international move? We all know relocating abroad comes with its unique set of challenges as well as tasks - from applying for visas to learning new languages and everything in between. Fortunately, this post has been created in order to help you check out one of the most important to dos that’s probably on your list - determining how to move your personal belongings to a new country. Here, the first thing you should know while moving household items outside the borders is that it’s usually a bit more tricky than moving them within the United Kingdom, but it can still be achieved with proper planning. Below is an overview of the best ways you can put into consideration to move your personal belongings abroad.
- Moving by sea freight. This is the most common and cost efficient means to transport household items to another country. In order to achieve this, an international moving company will send a container to your home to be loaded with the household items. Once done, a truck will pick it up and carry it to the port. Generally, most international moving companies offer door to door and door to port service, in which an agent helps manage the move to make sure that your container is forwarded to the right carrier as well as seeing to it that all customs clearance documents are duly completed and submitted.
- Moving by air freight. This is less common and more expensive way to move household belongings to a new country. Although an airplane can only carry so much cargo, but many holds the belief that the convenience it offers is well worth the hefty price tag as well as space limitation. Therefore, if you wish to receive your personal belongings as soon as possible, going for this option would be your best bet.