What Items Should You Donate or Sell Before Moving Abroad?
For most people, moving entails packing all of your belongings into a truck and taking it to your new home. However, for those moving abroad, this style of packing will cost you an exorbitant amount of money. Here are some tips to help you decide what to sell or donate before you international move.
Large Pieces of Furniture
Huge Musical Instruments
Outrageously Fragile Items
While of course you will hire professional international movers that are both safe and reliable, your items will still need to be able to handle the journey. Those paper-thin champagne flutes you could replace for a few dollars? Those exquisitely-delicate candle holders you bought for three dollars? Donate them or sell them. There is little sense in paying to ship something that may likely arrive broken no matter how careful you and the movers are.
On a similar vein, rattan and wicker furniture does not handle international moves very well. Overseas moving often destroys these items. Even though they are light, they are fragile and crack easily. Donate or sell them and save yourself the hassle.
Large Plastic Items
Your kids’ kitchen play set, the huge plastic shelves you have in the playroom and all of those oddly-shaped plastic toys for outside can be donated. They take up a ton of space and can be bought anywhere in the world if your child truly misses them in your new home.
Moving abroad is an exciting time in your life. Knowing what to leave behind can streamline your packing process and leave you to deal with the essentials. At SDC International Shipping we can provide the right tools and resources to help make your move stress-free. We offer free moving boxes, door-to-door shipping and custom crates for those bulkier items. Don’t let moving become a hassle.