Moving out of the country? If so, you’re probably pretty excited about the idea of starting fresh in a new area of the world. Whether going for work, schooling, a significant other or any other reason, there is so much ahead of you the time probably can’t go fast enough. Of course, it also means you’ll need to focus on preparing your household items for an international move. This kind of a move is far different than anything you’d experience in the states. There are far more requirements and specifics you need to follow. It also is time-consuming and potentially costly. Even if you decide to sell off most of your belongings, there will likely be a handful of items you simply can’t part with. You want to keep these items, from grandma’s sofa to a kitchen table you and your father hand built, with you. At Winter Moving & Storage, we are here to not only help protect your valuables during an international move, but make sure everything is properly packed and loaded to adhere to all international requirements.
More likely than not, most of your furniture and other larger items will travel via boat to your new destination. Smaller items may be able to go on a cargo jet, but this kind of shipment can prove especially costly. When shipping through an ocean liner, you need to make sure your goods are properly protected as it will likely remain in a storage container for at the very least a few weeks. Most of these storage containers are not temperature controlled, so your items need proper protection to not only hold up against movements caused during transit, but also protect against varying temperature shifts. This is a challenge to pack for on your own as you don’t know what to expect. However, at Winter Moving & Storage, this is something we thrive in as we understand and have worked within the international shipping industry and know how to protect everything you ship out.
International Shipping Requirements
Items leaving the country have to go through customs. Customs varies in different countries around the world, which means there are different kinds of shipping requirements for each. Understanding these shipping requirements is a challenge, as what you can or cannot ship to Ireland is likely vastly different from what you can and cannot ship to Argentina. On top of this, there is all sorts of international shipping paperwork you’ll need to stay on top of. With so many other challenges ahead of you during the international move you already have far too much on your plate to worry about. The last thing you need to deal with is additional work. The less stress the better during a move. At Winter Moving & Storage we’re here to assist you with all of your international and domestic shipping needs.
At Winter Moving & Storage, it is our goal to provide you with the highest level of expertise and professionalism throughout the course of your move. This is both an exciting and stressful time, which is why you need all the help you can get. An international move brings about a unique list of potential complications as you need to make sure everything is packaged properly to not only protect your valuables but to ensure everything meets international standards of moving and shipping. If you have any questions regarding your international move, are ready to take the next step with your moving needs or simply want to know about the services we offer, feel free to contact us at Winter Moving & Storage at your earliest convenience.