Many people dream of having the opportunity to move to a new country, but don’t realize just how challenging making this kind of move can be. While you might think it is just like moving across town, there are huge differences. If you have an upcoming move out of the country, international movers like Priority Moving offer these tips to make your move go a little bit easier.
Choose an area of your home to set up a “command post.” This should be a place where you can store all important documents, keep your checklists, make phone calls from, and keep everything organized from. The more organized you can be, the less stressful things will be and the easier it will be for you to remain on task instead of wasting time wandering around lost.
You can use a computer program or talk to your international movers about a checklist that covers everything you might need to know. This will help you by providing you with a list of things you need to do along with showing you what has already been done helping you keep things more organized and on track.
Most international movers recommend you take every member of your family to see the family doctor and dentist for a checkup. This helps you make sure everyone is healthy, you have all prescriptions filled, any necessary immunizations, and have copies of everyone’s medical and dental records to take their new providers.
If you have a dog, cat, or any other type of pet and you plan to take them overseas be sure you take them to the vets for checkups and any necessary immunizations. If your dog needs to be groomed, be sure to do that right before you move.
Make sure you have copies of your family’s important documents, including birth certificates, immunization records, school records, your marriage license, all insurance policies, any warranty documentation as well as owner’s manuals for your appliances. If anyone in your family is a naturalized citizen, you need to bring their naturalization papers, visas, and passports with you. Keep them in a safe place until the time comes for you to make the move.
Before your international movers arrive to pack up your home is the perfect time to declutter your home. Go through everything. Items you do not plan to take with you can be donated, recycled, and thrown away. The less you take with you that you really don’t need, the less your international moving bill is likely to be. For more information on your next international move, be sure to contact Priority Moving at (858) 256-4808 and talk to our experts.