If you’re planning on moving out of the country in the near future, you may be wondering how best to avoid some of the common mistakes that international movers make. Fortunately, the most common problems are easy to avoid if you know what to be on the lookout for. Here are three of the most common mistakes and how you can avoid them.
1. Using the Wrong Moving Company
Nearly 33% of renters move each year and many make the mistake of not researching their moving companies beforehand. This is especially important when moving to another country. Before selecting the company for you, make sure they are experienced in international moving and that they are capable of operating in your new country. Always read reviews and thoroughly vet your movers before deciding to pick them. Delaware Moving and Storage has years of experience helping renters and homebuyers alike make their move internationally.
2. Not Planning for Problems
Moving out of the country can have unexpected costs and you should always budget ahead to make sure you have enough money to be able to transport everything that you need. You should also make sure to have all of your needed documents such as visas, passports, licenses, birth certificates, vet records, and marriage certificates before picking your moving date. If you’re lacking any of these documents, ordering them can take time and money and you may not be able to complete your move without them. So before you make any date commitments sit down and list all of the important things you need to plan for.
3. Not Researching Your New Area
Another mistake many international movers make is not researching their new country or area before the move. Is there a language barrier? Different customs? Are there some things that you can’t bring into the country? Will you have transport once you get there, and if you’re bringing your vehicle, how will you get it there? Are there any taxes you will need to pay on your belongings? All of this needs to be understood well before your moving date to ensure that you won’t wind up high and dry on the day of your move.
Moving internationally is a huge step and it isn’t something that should be done on a whim. Whether you’re moving for personal reasons or work, consider the above mistakes and take care to avoid them so that you can enjoy your new home to the fullest without making day one too much of a hassle. For help moving out of the country and settling in at your new international residence, be sure to contact the experienced and professional movers at Delaware Moving and Storage.