There are two typical reactions people have when they find out you’re moving internationally. The first is, “Oh, wow, that’s so exciting!” And the second is, “Oh, moving is such a hassle.” Both of these reactions reveal the best and worst parts of international moving. International moving doesn’t have to be a gigantic hassle, though. Read on to learn what you can do to make moving abroad a relatively stress-free experience.
Get Organized Early On
You’ve either chosen to move to another country because you want a fresh start, or you have been offered an opportunity (such as a job) abroad. Regardless of why you’re moving internationally, you need to get organized early if you want the moving process to go smoothly.
The first step to being organized is to create a schedule. You know when you’re leaving, so work backwards to determine what needs to be done before you leave. Here are some things you’ll need to do: pack, organize any documents you need to move to your new home, find a new place to live in your destination, and arrange for someone to buy or rent your home if you own it.
When it comes to packing, being organized can definitely make the moving process easier. You’ll need to go through all of your belongings and decide what’s coming with you and what isn’t. And you should perform this cull well in advance of Moving Day. If you wait too long, you’ll be stressed and won’t think through your decisions (“That hideous wall hanging my ex-Uncle Jack bought from Hawaii? Well, I don’t have time to give it away, so I guess I’ll just throw it in a box.”).
Finding the Right Moving Company
Another way to reduce the hassle and stress of moving abroad is to find an excellent moving company. But, what makes a moving company excellent?
The thing that separates the wheat from the chaff in the moving industry is a company’s reputation. A company builds (or destroys) its reputation by how it treats customers. When you’re looking for international movers, ask for recommendations as well as companies to avoid.
The recommendations will have one thing in common: the customers had an amazing experience with those movers. Every staff member they dealt with treated them with respect and professionalism. The movers showed up on time and completed the job efficiently and carefully. They brought the right equipment with them. Customer service representatives answered client questions quickly and thoroughly. These are the signs of a fantastic moving company.
Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd.: Your Moving Experts
Planning on moving abroad? Contact Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. today. We’ve been moving clients across the globe for over a decade. What sets us apart? All of our employees treat customers respectfully. Our movers work efficiently, without damaging priceless client belongings. No question is too small for our customer service representatives. But don’t take our word for it – talk to the clients that have used us more than once. Call us today at 416-661-4228 to learn more.
By Adi Shaked