You've got the job all lined up, and you've sorted out somewhere to live. Now, when it comes to mapping out the next phase of your complete redirection of your life, comes the nitty-gritty.
Naturally, taking the decision to move abroad, then taking positive steps towards making it happen, and finally seeing those steps bear fruit, are the three stages which will take place over a shorter or longer period of time.
Decisions over what to actually take with you when you move, therefore, can seem a long way down the list of priorities, leaving the final decision process seeming rushed. And of course, this is one sure way in which things can be overlooked.
So here's a list of items which should be packed as a matter of priority, in your air shipment and your surface move respectively:
Your trunk and packing cases for your plane should include the following:
Items which should travel by land include:
Suitcases and hand luggage are the places in which to put your essential paperwork and such things as:
Items which must go into the baggage which you carry onto the plane should include:
The most important thing to remember when you're moving to a different country is that you're far from the first people to make the same move. So you should tap into the knowledge of the international shippers who you choose to move your belongings. They'll have a good deal of background knowledge and supporting information which can help ensure that you know exactly what's ahead of you, and how you can avoid the most common pitfalls.
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By Lauren Belfield, a 26 year old graduate with a real love for travelling & a hope for moving abroad sometime soon in the future. Lauren currently works as a freelance writer & international consultant for Parcel2Go UK Couriers