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What to Take With While Relocating Internationally

When you and your family are preparing for an international shipping of your belongings, there are many things to prepare and to prepare for, including applications for visas and permits, buying flying tickets, finding a new home, and so on and so forth. One of the most stressful tasks to complete is packing your entire household and sorting out what we want to take with us and what we prefer to leave behind – and that decision isn’t so simple. Here are a few tips that will help you decide more easily.

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International Relocating Shipping Methods

First you need to decide which shipping method you’re about to use – air or sea freight. In a nutshell, let us say that shipping by air is more expensive and usually faster and the sea option is less expensive due to pricing methods. So, if you choose freight by sea, obviously you’ll be able to take more things with you, as the air option is priced by the size but also by the weight of each item, and so it will be very expensive to bring along all of your house’s contents.

What’s Recommended to Bring Along and What’s Best to Leave Behind?

First of all, if you choose to haul your belongings by air freight, all furniture should stay behind – they’re too heavy and therefore too pricy. Now, all electronic devices should be sorted by their weight and if you compare the cost of shipping each item and the cost of purchasing a new one, you can easily decide what to take with you and what is more worthwhile to buy at the new location.

Personal Belongings

When it comes to personal belongings it’s harder to make a cold decision. So the best advice for you will be to tag each item as: unnecessary, replaceable, and things you can’t do without. Same goes for clothing, jewelry, and even the children’s things. That way you’ll take only what you really have to. You can buy what is replaceable at the new location, and it is a great opportunity to get rid of everything you don’t really need – that will help you prepare more easily to the packing and international relocation shipping process.

Professional International Shipping Companies

Hiring a professional moving company will make the relocation process organized and less stressful. Some of the professional moving companies offer packing services – this means that professional and experienced movers can help you pack your whole house – that will surely make your life easier!

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By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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