How To Pack Properly: The Secrets Behind Smooth International Shipping

Packing is perhaps the most undervalued skill in modern society, and the blunt truth is that very few of us are actually any good at it. You’ve undoubtedly heard several shipping nightmare stories about china smashing and clothes ripping, en route from one home to a new one, and the reason these tales are so common is that people often fail to put enough thought, time, and effort into the packing process to begin with. If you're shipping internationally, it's even more important. Moving isn’t … [Read more...]

4 Things You Never Thought About Moving Overseas

The idea of moving overseas is intoxicating. New sights. Foreign language. Interesting food. But then, the questions from your family and friends start, and soon you are overwhelmed in an avalanche of unknowns. This is especially true for what to take with you and what to leave behind. Here are a few tips to help you navigate your packing list: 1. What About Your Car?   Renting a car in many countries is expensive, but so is shipping your own car overseas. Because of this, most … [Read more...]

What To Bring, What To Sell When Moving Overseas

In 2011, there were 6.3 million non-military, non-government Americans living throughout Africa, Asia and Europe, says The Association of Americans Resident Overseas. If you're about to become one of them, you probably already know that you have a pretty hefty to-do list ahead of you. One of the most difficult choices to make is what you should sell and what to take with you as you embark on this exciting adventure. Your Furniture and "Stuff" If you plan on making a permanent move, … [Read more...]

Tips On How To Stay Organized During an Overseas Move

  Submitted by Mike James - U.S.A   Whether you are moving overseas or only a block away, organization is your friend. Moving your household is a daunting task, even for old pros, but there are a few things you can do to help minimize the strain pre-move, during and post-move. Here are a few helpful tips gathered from seasoned nomads over the years.   Pre-move is the hardest part and where the most work is required. It begins with the purge: go through absolutely … [Read more...]

Carry On Luggage Tips for Expats

  The carry on luggage seems like a minor detail after you have done so much getting ready for your expatriate living.   However, there are two things you must take into consideration when packing your handbag: Airlines luggage requirements and security restrictions. How to choose your handbag and what to include in it.   Carry on Luggage: Size Requirements and Security Restrictions   Most airlines allow one carry on baggage plus one personal item. A … [Read more...]

How to Buy Kids Luggage for Your Relocating Overseas Adventure?

  The house is packed, all relevant documents are ready. You have invested so much time and effort to arrange everything for moving and relocating overseas.   But before you head to the airport invest some time in choosing your kids luggage.   Why is it important?   Think about your kids – A few days ago they still had their own room, filled with all their belongings. They had a private place where they could read, write, play, and hide when they wanted some … [Read more...]

Advice on Packing Luggage for Expats

Tips for packing luggage that will help you feel a little home away from home   Packing suitcases for expatriate living is unlike packing suitcases for travel.   The main difference is - You won't be travelling with the luggage, as you will be busy organizing your new life overseas. Therefore, there is no need to over pack your suitcases. Whatever is missing can be purchased quite easily at the destination country.   But, in spite of the above, you still have to keep in … [Read more...]

Home Inventory List for Expats

  Preparing a home inventory list is always recommended, no mater if you are an expat or not, but for expats there are several additional reasons for doing this: The relocation company will ask you to provide a list of your belongings for insurance purposes. You will be able to file and settle insurance claim much faster if ever needed. It will assist you to organize insurance for your house in the new country. Some countries might ask for a list of your belongings when … [Read more...]

Packing Checklist for Expats

  Preparing packing checklist for moving overseas can help to take a lot out off your mind   Packing to move is not an easy task. Moreover, you must have been so busy organizing the moving overseas and you hardly thought that the time to start packing will eventually come.   You most probably hid it somewhere deep in the back of your mind, and secretly wished that the packing boxes will be packed by themselves.   Well... unless you have some magic power, that is not … [Read more...]

Your Moving List for Relocating Overseas

  Careful organization and a moving list to follow can ease your relocating overseas experience and help you: Focus on accomplishing one task at a time, and on making sure that nothing is left behind. Determine which of the tasks have a flexible schedule, and which must be completed within a particular time frame. Our moving tips and checklist will guide you through the moving process. Just follow, and work your way down the moving list. Start Up Tips for Moving Abroad … [Read more...]