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So you have decided to move abroad. But what will you do with all your belongings? Store them, sell them or take them with you? If you are moving abroad for a longer period of time (more than a year) you will probably want to take more than what you can fit into your suitcase.

That’s where a moving company comes in.

Moving Abroad

For most people, moving abroad is a fun and adventurous thing to do. However, the thought of the actual moving process itself is often experienced as much less fun. Moving and packing all of your belongings and choosing the right moving company can be very difficult and quite stressful. Therefore I recommend you to plan your move ahead.

What should I take when moving abroad?

One of the first steps of planning your move is deciding what to take and what to leave behind. However, leave behind may not be the right word. What I often see is that people who plan their move ahead, are able to sell a lot of their belongings before they move out. The value of their sold goods is then used to cover a decent part of the moving costs already. And if you want to keep some of your valuable goods at a safe location for a while, storage may be an option for you.



How should I pack my items?

Once you figured out what items you are going to take with you, the next challenge will be to pack these items. I recommend to put aside at least a whole weekend, most preferable the weekend before your moving date. This way you will have enough time to box up your items and to dismantle your furniture. It is handy to label your boxes by priority, so that the movers will know what to load and unload first. If you don’t want to pack up all of the items yourself, you can decide to let a moving company do the work for you.

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Where can I find the right movers? Expertsinmoving.com

The last and most important step of planning your move is to find the right mover. Of course, you can find most of the moving companies on the internet. However, thanks to ExpertsInMoving’s 10 years of experience with expats and thanks to their connections, they can offer you a simple solution. They have built up a worldwide database of both national and international movers throughout the years. In this database you will be able to find at least 4 moving companies specialised in your origin and destination. All of these moving companies are certified and reliable. They have created a non-obligatory service so that you can compare up to 5 of this movers within 1 minute. By comparing these moving companies, you can easily save another 40% on your moving costs.

Experts in Moving is the solution! Here’s the form.

Use this moving service to get up to 5 free moving quotes from moving companies specialized in your particular destination. Based on the information you provide, they will manually select 5 movers for your move. And again, requesting quotes from these certified movers is 100% free and non-obligatory. You can find the request form below.

I hope this helps you to get the perfect start to your new life abroad!

Save time choosing the right moving company

Author: Sanne Wesselman
A traveler, wanderer, digital nomad and entrepreneur. Owner of marketing company A to Z Marketing (Atozmarketing.eu).
I spend most of my time living and working abroad and use this blog to share some of my international experiences and travel tips.

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