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If you are preparing for an overseas move, then it’s likely one of the most pressing things on your to-do list is packing your belongings. Whether you are packing up a family home or a single-bedroom apartment, boxing up your belongings is always a big job and one that demands a lot of your time and energy – on top of all the other responsibilities tied to your international move

At Overseas Packers & Shippers, we offer quality international removalist services that include packing up all of your belongings – no matter how large or complex they are. Here are some of our expert tips for packing your possessions for an international move to ensure they arrive in one piece. 

Special Considerations for Overseas Moves

Special Considerations for International Relocation

Navigating international regulations is a crucial step in preparing for your move overseas. Customs and quarantine laws vary significantly from country to country, so it’s important you are all across what is expected for your belongings when transporting them to your new home. As experienced overseas removalists, we advise you to research and understand the specific regulations of your destination country well in advance. This includes restrictions on items such as food and plants, while also helping you prepare the necessary paperwork for customs clearance.

Weather and transit conditions also play a significant role in how you should pack your belongings for an international move. Different countries have different climates, and your items need to be packed in a way that protects them from environmental damage. For example, electronic items and wood furniture may require special care if moving to a humid or wet climate. As your trusted overseas removalists, our team considers these factors and customise packing methods to protect your belongings against weather-related damage during transit. 

Step-by-Step Packing Guide 

Packing for an international move can be daunting, but with a systematic approach, it becomes manageable. As an international moving company, we’ve refined the packing process to a series of steps that ensure efficiency and safety. Follow our guide, and you’ll be packed and ready in no time.

  1. Sort and Declutter: Begin by categorising your items and deciding what to keep, sell, or donate. This reduces both your load and your moving costs. 
  2. Gather Supplies: Buy high-quality packing materials such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and heavy-duty tape. If you are moving with us, we will provide these items for you.
  3. Pack Room by Room: Tackle one room at a time to stay organised. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. Our team will do this for you if you choose to move with us. 
  4. Protect Fragile Items: Use bubble wrap and packing paper to protect delicate items. Plates should be packed vertically, and glasses should be filled with packing paper. Our team of professional packers will take care of this for you. 
  5. Heavy Items in Small Boxes: Pack heavier items, like books, in smaller boxes to make them easier to carry.
  6. Essentials Box: Pack a bag of essentials that you’ll need immediately upon arrival. Include items like toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents. This bag should be transported with you as part of your luggage and kept separate from the rest of your items. 

Following these steps, along with the help of Overseas Packers & Shippers, you will be prepared for the journey ahead, ensuring the safe arrival of your belongings at your new destination. 

Why You Should Choose International Removalists

Choosing experienced international removalists for your overseas move can significantly reduce the stress and complexity of relocating around the world. Our expert team understands the intricacies and challenges of an overseas move and possesses the knowledge and resources to handle them efficiently, ensuring a seamless transition to your new home.

From packing and storage solutions to insurance and tracking, our specialists provide peace of mind by taking care of every detail during this monumental process. Our expertise not only saves you time and effort but also helps avoid potential pitfalls that could cost you financially and emotionally. By entrusting your move to the professionals, you can focus on the excitement of starting a new chapter abroad, knowing that your belongings are in our safe hands.

Moving Internationally with Overseas Packers & Shippers 

If you would like to find out more about how our team can help with your overseas move, contact us today!