Making an international move can be an extremely big undertaking.
Below are some suggestions on how to make an international move more affordable and more simple when the time comes.
Set Your Timeframe
An important part of planning an international move is setting a reasonable timeframe in order to do so.
The more time that you have to plan an international move, the easier the move itself will be. This will give you more time to save money and prepare yourself.
- You should give yourself at least six months to plan an international move. Once you decide you are going to make an international move, start researching right away.
Have a Garage Sale
The large majority of people accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. Most of us don’t even know how it happens.
We start to clean out the “junk” drawer in the kitchen and realize we don’t know where half of the things inside even came from. If you are making an international move, you’re going to take what you really need. Everything you own does not need to follow you overseas.
- Consider having a garage sale or selling some of the things online that you no longer want, for instance, that ice cream maker you got three birthdays ago.
- Use the money that you make from the sales to fund your move.
Secure Accommodations Abroad
If you are trying to save some money during this move, which you likely are, staying in a hotel when you arrive in your new city is not ideal.
- In your first few weeks, you’ll be attempting to save as much money as possible while you get settled and for months to come.
If you have any friends or family in the area, don’t be afraid to ask them for help, even if it is a distant connection. Look for something to rent short-term if your home is not yet ready for you to move into.
People often will rent out rooms through AirBnB for a much lower cost than what a hotel would run.
Hire Professional International Movers
Many professional moving companies can assist you with international moves. To simplify a major part of the process, consider hiring professionals to help you through.
Highland Worldwide Group can help move you overseas in the greater Vancouver and Victoria areas. We can pack and ship your belongings as well, including clothes, furniture, and cars.
We will help you make a plan that fits the budget and the timeframe of your move.