There’s so much that goes into international moves that unless you’re a highly experienced moving pro—or have been through the process numerous times— the whole process will be confusing and overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for your move. Below we will discuss six moving tips to help ambassadors make their move a breeze!
Inform Your Family About the Move
After receiving a new posting, the first thing you should do is to inform your family about the move. Tell them why you’re moving, what the new destination will be like and how your current lifestyle will change as a result of this move.
A Little Research Goes a Long Way
Take some time to learn as much as possible about your destination country. Read up on local customs so you can prepare for what will be expected of you.
An advance visit is always recommended, if possible. This will give you a chance to learn more about the local customs and culture. Plus, you can take this opportunity to find an apartment or home for rent.
Get Your Paperwork in Order
One of the most important things you can do before your move is get all your paperwork in order. This means gathering and organizing all your vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, visas, etc.
You’ll also need to update any billing addresses, cancel memberships or transfer them to the new destination country, and take care of any other administrative tasks that need to be handled before your move.
Don't Take Everything With You
Since you’re moving across the globe, it might be tempting to want to take everything with you. Unfortunately, this can be a huge mistake that may cost you a lot of money in the long run.
A much better idea would be to sort and purge unneeded items. This will help reduce the amount of stuff you need to ship, which will save you money on moving costs.
Get Your Pet Vaccinated Before Traveling
Pets are part of the family too! So if you’re relocating with a pet, make sure they are up-to-date on all their vaccinations. Some countries require certain shots and/or health certificates to allow your pet into the country.
Start Packing Early
Packing for a move, especially when you’re moving abroad, can be time-consuming and difficult if you leave everything until the last minute.
The best way to avoid this is by starting your packing early. You don’t need to pack everything in one day, but you should try and get at least a few boxes ready each week so that on moving day, you won’t have to worry about rushing through the process. Here are more packing tips to keep in mind:
Don't Be Afraid
Moving to a new country can be overwhelming. But worry not! Perfect Moving is here to help! We have years of experience in the moving industry and can help you with every step of your relocation. So get in touch with us today. We will be happy to help you move!