Planning an International Move
Shipping your possessions internationally requires a little bit more planning than it would just to fill moving boxes and send them across the country. Finding the right moving company is key in an international move, as you need somebody who knows international laws and regulations, as well as has all the necessary permits and insurance coverage to guarantee the safety of your items.
International moving usually requires lots of paperwork in order to ensure that your items do not get stopped at customs. Depending on the type of items you are shipping and their final destination, this may mean taking lots of photographs, providing pricing estimates and signing lots of paperwork.
One important thing to keep in mind when shipping overseas is that some things are better left behind. A good example is appliances, which probably won’t work in other countries because of electricity differences. You could, in theory, buy adapters, but they don’t work on all appliances and they end up putting a lot of strain on the items themselves, which means they are likely to burn out faster or work at a lower capacity. Furniture or other heavy items may cost too much to ship as well, in which case it also makes more sense to simply sell them and buy new ones once you get to your final destination.