Planning an international move can be daunting, especially when it comes to packing your belongings for a journey across borders. At Doree Bonner International, we understand the challenges and intricacies involved. Drawing from years of experience, our professionals offer you these expert packing tips to ensure your belongings arrive safely and efficiently at your new home.
1. Start with a Detailed Inventory
Before you start packing, create a detailed inventory of your belongings. This list is not only helpful for staying organised but also crucial for customs clearance. Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This practice simplifies unpacking and is essential for insurance purposes.
2. Understand Customs Regulations
Each country has specific customs regulations regarding what you can and cannot bring when moving abroad. It’s crucial to familiarise yourself with these rules to avoid any complications. Prohibited items typically include certain plants, food, and hazardous materials.
3. Use Quality Packing Materials
Invest in high-quality packing materials. Durable boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper are essential for protecting your items. For fragile and valuable items, consider custom crating solutions. Doree Bonner offers a range of packing materials designed for international moves, ensuring your belongings are well-protected.
4. Pack for the Climate
When moving to a different climate, pack your belongings accordingly. For humid destinations, use silica gel packets to prevent moisture damage. For colder climates, ensure that items sensitive to cold, like electronics, are insulated and well-protected.
5. Special Care for Fragile Items
Delicate items require extra attention. Wrap each piece individually in bubble wrap and secure it with tape. Place these items in double-walled boxes and fill any empty spaces with packing peanuts or crumpled paper. Label these boxes as “Fragile” to alert handlers. Our packing experts are on hand to advise you.
6. Prioritise Essential Items
Pack a box of essentials that you’ll need immediately upon arrival. Include items like toiletries, a change of clothes, basic kitchenware, and important documents. This should be the last box to load and the first one to unload.
7. Plan for Storage
8. Professional Packing Services
For a stress-free experience, consider using Doree Bonner’s professional packing services. Our team is trained in packing techniques that ensure the safety of your belongings during transit. Learn more about our packing services.
Packing for an international move requires careful planning and execution. By following these expert tips from Doree Bonner International, you can ensure that your belongings are packed safely and efficiently, ready for their journey to your new home. For more information or to discuss your moving needs, contact us 24/7 or get a free online quote.