A lot of planning and preparation goes into an international relocation and it is impossible to not make some mistakes during the whole process. But making mistakes can cost you precious time and hard earned money and should be avoided as far as possible.
Below are some common mistakes people make when relocating abroad.
Relocating overseas is expensive but making a decision based on price when it comes to shipping your belongings is a big mistake. You are trusting complete strangers with your precious possessions, the least you could do is to make sure they are reliable with experience in international relocations. Get quotes from at least five international moving companies in your area, get in touch with their previous clients and make sure you hire one with plenty experience in the industry as well as with your destination country.
Any time you move, you have the opportunity to declutter and get rid of items you don’t need. Don’t just start packing – go through cupboards and drawers and throw away what you don’t need. Take a look around you and be realistic about what you want to take with you. The more stuff you ship, the more expensive it will be.
Scheduling your flight on the same day they load your shipment is a bad idea. Problems can arise at any time due to bad weather, traffic or plain old human error. This can have a serious impact on tight schedules, so it’s wise to have enough extra time in case something unplanned happens.
Every country has different rules when it comes to importing goods. There are some items that can’t be included in your shipment like firearms and agricultural goods. Make sure you are aware of the rules of your destination country before you start packing. Make sure you know exactly what documents you need to proceed with customs clearance.
Avoid making costly mistakes when moving abroad by hiring reliable international furniture removal companies in Johannesburg. BusyBee Removals has been successfully relocating families abroad for many years. They are familiar with the rules and regulations of various countries and can help you make the moving process run smoothly. They will assist you from the planning stage right through to the delivery on your doorstep.
Don’t try to do it all yourself, get help from the professionals and let them reduce the chances of making unnecessary mistakes. For an obligation free quote, speak to one of the consultants at BusyBee Removals today.