Any time that you have to move, it is a big deal. Many different things have to coordinated, brought together and planned out to ensure that the entire process of moving goes as smoothly as possible. This can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned veteran of massive moves, but it always helps to not have to go through it alone.
This is especially important if you are moving yourself and your belongings overseas. On top of the normal and numerous headaches and hassles, moving your life overseas presents you with a whole new dimension of hurdles and hoops through which you must jump.
Your best bet when moving internationally is contracting with an experienced and reliable international shipping logistics company. We at Limco will ensure that your belongings get to your new home safely, securely and in one piece, where ever you are headed around the globe.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare your belongings for international shipment, to help make the process flow more smoothly for you and your family.
Check With Customs Of Your New Home Country
It is a good idea before you pack anything up to take to your new home abroad that you enquire about any possible items that you own which may be considered contraband in that country. An ounce of prevention will go along way toward making your move go smoothly. One of our shipping logistics representatives will be able to help you navigate the many layers of red tape that stand between you and your new home overseas. Simply bring a list of everything you plan to ship, or attach it via email to one of our representatives (upon request) and we can determine what items on that list may be problematic for you.
Your belongings are your life, and you need to ensure that you take every precaution in maintaining their value. Purchase adequate insurance before you ship your belongings overseas. The high seas can be a very rough environment, and it is always better to be safe than sorry. By purchasing adequate insurance, you will be covered for any damages or losses incurred should there be an incident during transit.
Take The Time To Accurately Document All Of Your Belongings
It is always good to carefully list and itemize each of your belongings prior to packing. This will help you, and your logistics representative, account for every piece of your shipment. Also, it is a good idea to make multiple copies of this list, and always keep one on your person during the move.