We are aware that we make packing appear glamorous and thrilling.In truth? Well…We may make packing seem simple, but it requires a lot of effort and careful planning. If you’re not a professional packer and want to do it yourself, you’ll need all the assistance you can get.
When the moment is appropriate, begin working on your boxes.
To load all of your containers for the move, allow six to eight weeks. Based on how much stuff you possess as well as whether you live in a little apartment or a big house, this time could vary, but whatever you choose, don’t wait until the last minute! Make a to-do list to ensure that you remember everything and meet the deadlines.
Just do what is absolutely necessary
You frequently have to adhere to a cuboid volume allowance, or a maximum volume of items based on your family circumstances, when your employer pays for the expense of your relocation abroad. As a result, you must sort through and decide which personal stuff to bring.
Make sure not to bring any prohibited things
Customs forbids the importation of certain goods, including alcoholic beverages, food, dangerous goods, and others. Also be wary of literary and artistic works that have been outlawed for ideological or religious reasons. Find out if there are any things that are illegal in the nation you are moving to.
Safeguard your own items
Your personal belongings need to be carefully packed whether you’re relocating 500 or 5,000 kilometres to avoid breakages. Use quilts, bubble wrap, newspaper, and other materials to stop your belongings from shifting. Each box’s bottom should be strengthened with tape.
When moving glassware, consider using specialized cartons like dish barrel boxes. For example,the benefits of a Maltese cross boxes would come in handy in this situation. Additionally, you can use them for other things, such storing picture framing in the crockery-designated slots.
Place whatever you won’t need first in storage.
Start by packing up anything you won’t need from now until your departure but will be beneficial once you get there, such as books, clothes, etc. If you’re going in the middle of July, you likely won’t require your winter coat, but you’ll be pleased you have one when you experience your first cold as an expatriate in Calgary or Moscow!
Keep your crates unlocked
First of all, it’s always simpler to add an overlooked item to an open container (it happens all the time!). Additionally, your moving company will need to inspect your boxes to ensure that everything is securely fastened and neatly packed. By doing this, there is no chance that anything will be damaged or crushed during traveling.
Identify your boxes
Mark each box with the title of the room it is meant to go in, and/or number your boxes to ensure that they are placed in the right room in your new house, to make the move go more smoothly. Colored stickers come in quite handy as well. They can be used, for example, to distinguish between boxes being transported by air and sea if two shipping methods are being used.