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Are You Planning To Move Abroad?

April 20th, 2016

There are differences in packing to move abroad and packing to move town in the same country. After all, the movers and packers have a different set of regulations and costs when it comes to moving your goods from one place to another in the same state or country or when you need international transfer. Here’s a look at the different costs and implications that need to be considered for moving your goods abroad.

International moving costs

The main point to consider when choosing a relocation agency in Singapore is the cost of moving your goods abroad. After all, it would involve freight or shipping charges as well. In case you are moving from one country to a neighboring country that involves simply crossing land borders, keep in mind that different countries have differing laws as to the kind of goods that can be moved for relocation purposes. It would be wise to consult an agency before you make a decision on what goods to take and what to leave behind.

Different categories of goods

While clothes and personal belongings like small fashion accessories and lifestyle items might not pose a problem, if you have an heirloom furniture item like a grand piano or wish to get your vehicles across as well, it would be wise to consult the relocation agency first. The agency you consult should be able to advise you on the kind of goods you can transfer and the costs that would be included. Usually weight of the total packs or boxes as well as the kind of valuables you wish to transfer would weigh in when arriving at the total costs. Again, some items would be prohibited to carry across to certain countries. It is best that you find a list of such items before you proceed.

Realizing your needs

It is best to list down your absolute necessities that you need to carry and what you can leave behind. In case you would be vacating a rental accommodation, it might involve finding buyers for furniture items and other possessions that you would be leaving behind. There is another option to consider for stacking your valuables away. Many relocation agencies offer warehousing services as well. You could book a rental space in these premises and keep valuables like pianos, furniture items and even vintage cars in safe lock up situation.

Making arrangements from before

As selling of unused and other items as well as finding storage facilities might be time consuming, it is best to plan the moving of your possessions from the time you make the decision to move. Consulting an expert in this matter will help you plan the move and get your items in perspective so that you are not hassled at the last minute. Well planned packing and moving would surely help to smoothen out your relocation process.

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