Shipping appliances and white goods overseas can be a tricky process that involves a fair bit of forethought.
Finding an appliance you like can be a costly and difficult task, so when you are moving overseas it may be difficult to leave them behind. Whether appliances can be moved internationally is a question we get asked often. The good news is that appliances and white goods can be moved overseas, but it is definitely a little difficult.
You need to weigh up all of the factors carefully to make a decision about whether or not you take your appliances with you. Overseas Packers & Shippers are equipped to handle all the nitty gritty details of your move, and know how to ship appliances and white goods with ease.
Your appliances’ warranty will be the very first thing you should do if you are considering shipping appliances and white goods overseas.
Some appliances offer international warranty but this is not assured by any means. You will need to take a look at your warranty documents to ensure that if anything was to happen, that you would be covered.
Outlets and Connections
If you have ever visited a foreign country and gone to plug your hair dryer in you will know how frustrating it can be when the outlets do not match. This is something that you must consider before moving an appliance internationally.
There is the option of using adaptors on your appliances in a new country but these are often expensive and not reliable long-term. You must also consider voltage when using foreign appliances in a different country as these standards differ internationally. Mixing incompatible voltages can be potentially dangerous so make sure to research this thoroughly before moving anything.
Size and Shape
The size and shape of your appliance should be strongly considered before moving. This is due to a couple of key reasons. Firstly, appliances – especially fridges, ovens, and washing machines – are very heavy and large. They will take up significant space in your shipping container and, if using air freight, will bump up your cost significantly. These things must be taken into account when preparing your moving budget.
Secondly, not all countries have the same standard sizings for appliances. For example if your fridge was made in America, it may not fit into a smaller European kitchen.
Employ Professional Movers When Shipping Appliances and White Goods Overseas
Appliances are heavy, awkward, and potentially dangerous. Poorly packed appliances can result in significant damage to not only the appliance but also other belongings. As well as this appliances often contain potentially dangerous substances like coolants, refrigerants, and batteries, and if not handled correctly can cause fire and damage.
International removalists have the resources and know how to make sure your appliances are packed safely. Overseas Packers & Shippers pack your belongings for you for this reason – so we know what potential hazards there are and how to ensure your belongings remain intact.
One Less Thing To Worry About
Moving overseas is a stressful process so we can more than understand why moving your appliances would be an attractive option. It saves on time and effort down the road and means that you don’t have to concern yourself with selling and then replacing appliances. Our team at Overseas Packers & Shippers are well versed in the ins and outs of international removals. For any appliance and white goods related inquiries, get in touch with our team today!