Tips for Planning an International Move

Planning a big move takes multiple steps, such as decluttering your house and booking movers. These same steps apply when you are moving to another country. The following moving tips are essential to help you plan a successful and stress-free international move.

Tip #1: Declutter Your Entire Home

Decluttering is necessary for an easy local move, but it is vital to your international move. International moving is more expensive and more time-consuming, especially if you are moving more boxes and furniture than you need. It is time to be conservative with your belongings in the months leading up to an international move. Go through every piece of furniture, clothing, décor, and recreational items. If it is nonessential, broken, unsentimental, or can be stored, then it does not need to be in your moving boxes.

Tip #2: Try out Packing Tips

There are several packing tips that help maximize your packing space. For example, clothes can stay in the drawers with plastic wrap securing them. Use space-saving, vacuum bags to hold as many of your clothes as possible. Use towels and shirts to protect your breakable dishes and items. Use sandwich bags to hold small items like screws. Keep necklaces from tangling by weaving them through an empty paper roll and latching the ends together.

Tip #3: Book International Movers

You will still need help from experienced, international movers. A moving company will have the necessary resources, movers, supplies, and knowledge to help you fully prepare for an international move. These professionals will have a checklist to ensure you have made the necessary preparations and packed everything correctly.

Trust all of your moving needs with Silicon Valley Moving & Storage. We have a dedicated staff and global partners who will make your international move in Silicon Valley go as smoothly as possible. Please call us at (408) 763-4800 to learn more about how we conduct international moving services for our customers.

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