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International Removals and Packing

Packing for any removal is a massive job, let alone moving abroad! It disrupts normal routine and it can be hectic having to live in a bomb site temporarily, because that’s exactly how it feels in the midst of a huge sort it out! However to help you out a little, especially if you feel as though you do not know where to start? I’ve come up with a cunning plan that may well help to make your international move slightly more feasible! I can’t guarantee it won’t be stressful, because no doubt it will be! As all moves generally are! But at least it may help lighten the load a little- I mean literally!Unlike regular moves where you simply sort out your belongings and decide what’s staying and what’s going, with international moves you may have to sacrifice a hell of a lot more! It may mean parting from some goods that you don’t really want to but the truth is, with such a massive up route removal, you simply cannot take it all! It will no doubt be so much easier and definitely cheaper on the cost to take as little as possible because the cost of transporting all of those items would be far greater than actually replacing them with new ones!Where to start Sorting!Start by having a massive sort out, not just a little look around, I mean literally every single room one at a time! You need to go through each room with a fine tooth comb (forensic scientist style!) You must distinguish what is worth taking, and what is replaceable! Try putting your goods into 4 piles, a take pile, a selling pile, a charity pile and a skip pile. Unless the items have a meaningful significance, you must ask yourself, “Do I really need to take this?”Sell what you can because the money raised can help towards the pricey cost of transiting abroad along with the cost or replacing those sacrificed goods. Don’t throw out any unwanted items that are worth a sale. If you’ve tried and failed to sell them then donate them on to a charity shop. This will give you a morale boost; you’ve done something good with your stuff and ultimately done a good deed! Skip the rubbish you own, we all accumulate rubbish over time and we all tend to hoard bits and bobs that we think may come in use at some point, even broken things get put aside with a plan to fix it at some point, right? Well, if it’s broken and it’s not of any value, don’t waste time on it, simply dump it and move on!Remember whilst you are doing all of this, you are doing it for a very good reason. Your about to make a huge change to your normality, you’re about to start a new life elsewhere! How exciting? Think... ‘Out with the old, In with the new!’ ShippingAt last you got there! Now onto the shipping bit! Shipping is by all means not a fast process it can takes weeks or even months to get those beloved items to their new address and so prioritising the more important things over the not so important is a must! Travelling by air is the quickest whereas the voyage route is a much slower. Air travel is more expensive so you may want to take both options and spilt the cost between the two. You need to decide which items need instant transportation over those that you can wait for and be very careful when making this decision because it is something you will have to live for a while!To find shipping companies and to get quotes, you can look online for some great deals!