Prepare to move goods overseas

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Shifting to another country can be a lot more challenging than one expects it to be. Be it settling your bank account, getting all the paperwork done or planning all aspects about your move, one cannot afford to miss out on anything.

Moving abroad entails thorough planning of the logistics involved. Organize your checklist well in advance to give you plenty of time to get things done especially the packing and shipping of household items and other appliances. This is considered the most daunting task about an international move; thus, it is always wise to tie up with the right international moving company so that everything reaches the destination safely as planned.

Check out several international moving companies first, ask recommendations from friends and decide on the right one for you.

Getting a professional moving company will give you peace of mind because they will guide you through all the documentation needed during the entire procedure, brief you on the shipping options depending on the goods you have and the mode of transportation appropriate for you (air or sea), and give you a breakdown of the costs to help you decide on the items you need to carry along with you, the ones that need shipment and the ones that need to be sold. They will also take care of the packing, giving utmost care to your personal belongings by using the appropriate packing materials, especially for fragile items.

Handy Hints:

* Exercise due diligence when picking a moving firm

* Decide on the budget for shipping things abroad

* Identify the items that need to be shipped and sold

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Source: Mrudvi Bakshi, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer


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