Safeguarding your belongings: packing and shipping tips for international moves

Safeguarding your belongings: packing and shipping tips for international moves

Safeguarding your belongings: packing and shipping tips for international moves

Safeguarding your belongings: packing and shipping tips for international moves

Jip Verduijn - January 9, 2024

Jip Verduijn - January 9, 2024

Jip Verduijn - January 9, 2024

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international relocation

In this blog we will inform you about safeguarding your belongings while moving abroad. We've got some great tips on how to pack and ship your items safely. 

See the topics below:

  • Choose packing materials wisely

  • Pack items strategically

  • Label each box clearly with its contents, destination, and sender's name

  • Get your documents organized

  • Use tracking services to stay up-to-date

Choose packing materials wisely

Picking the right packing stuff is very important, so here’s a list for you to prepare you for it: 

  • You'll need good boxes for your things. If a box is too small, your stuff might get squashed. If it's too big, things can move around and break. 

  • Take time to pick the right boxes. Wardrobe boxes are good for clothes. 

  • Use corrugated boxes for heavy things, empty spaces in boxes can be bad so fill them so your things can't move around too much. 

  • Double pack electronics for extra safety. This means using two sorts of packing material (carton and bubble wrap e.g.).

Don't forget to label boxes so you know what's in them.

Pack items strategically

When preparing for a move, it's essential to follow some practical tips to ensure a smooth and successful transition. Start by placing heavier items at the bottom of boxes to prevent delicate belongings from getting crushed during transportation. Additionally, opt for the strategic arrangement of light items on top to further safeguard your possessions.

For maximizing space and potentially saving on moving costs, consider rolling your clothes instead of folding them. This not only creates more room in boxes but also helps economize on packing materials. However, when it comes to fragile items like musical instruments or glass screens, invest in bubble wrap – a key component in providing an extra layer of protection.

Label each box clearly with its contents, destination, and sender's name

Efficient labeling is crucial for a smooth move. Write clear descriptions on each box, including destination, your name, and address. This practice saves time during unpacking, maintains organization, and aids in customs procedures, especially for international moves.

Take a few extra minutes to label carefully – it pays off in tracking household items and streamlining the moving process. When packing, avoid empty spaces in boxes; use packing peanuts for protection, especially for international moves. For clothes, securely pack them in plastic crates with added wrapping. Use secure boxes to ensure overall safety. Invest time in packing to make the move easier on yourself.

Get your documents organized

Prepare for your overseas move by organizing your essentials. Ensure your important documents, such as your passport and visa, are sorted out to avoid complications at the border. This seemingly small task is crucial for a worry-free relocation. With everything in order, you can eagerly anticipate new adventures in your destination country.

Use tracking services to stay up-to-date

Utilizing tracking services is a practical and efficient way to stay up-to-date during a move. By obtaining a special tracking number, you gain real-time insights into the location of your goods. This invaluable information allows for proactive planning, ensuring that you are well-informed about the progress and estimated arrival of your possessions. Whether relocating locally or internationally, tracking services provide a sense of security, eliminating the need to worry about the whereabouts of your valuable items. This modern approach to monitoring the logistics of your move not only streamlines the process but also contributes to a smoother and more enjoyable transition.

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