Moving Your Family Overseas
The prospect of moving your family overseas can be daunting. You will have a great deal of preparation to do both emotionally and in terms of the sheer number of tasks that must be completed prior to moving. International moving with children can be even more overwhelming. However, the experience of living overseas can also be a positive one for the entire family, and that positive experience begins with the move itself.
The first step is to make sure the family communicates and continues to communicate throughout the process. Children, in particular, can have a lot of fears about such a big upheaval, so giving them reasons to get excited about their new home can shift their thinking about the transition.
Find out as much as you can ahead of time. See what is available in the country you are moving to and for what prices. Is it more economical to ship your car over or to purchase one in-country? What about things like kitchen equipment? Your decisions will also depend on how long you plan to spend in your new country and if you have plans to return. You may want to sell some of your possessions, leave them with friends and family or put them into storage.
Be careful about tossing out too much however. Your own possessions can be comforting in a new environment. Children in particular will want to take certain items with them and will need the stability of familiar objects as they settle into their new home. Moving your family overseas means considering everyone’s needs.
The right company will be with you every step of the way and will be sensitive to those needs. Our years of experience mean that we can anticipate the hurdles to moving your family overseas. We tailor our services to individuals and families. We’ll pack your belongings to making sure that your most valued possessions are delivered to you safely and efficiently. Any questions you have will be answered, ensuring that this stage of your overseas move is as smooth as possible.