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What to Know Before Moving Internationally

International moving can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you are relocating to a new country. At AJ’s Moving and Storage, an interstate agent for Atlas Van Lines, we are your trusted partner to help you move internationally. We are committed to delivering your items intact and safe. Here is all you should know before moving internationally:

Create a Budget

Have some savings before relocating to a different country. You must plan how your possessions will get to the new destination. You may need to provide proof of savings when applying for a visa based on the country you’re planning to go to and your visa type. The daily cost of living can be higher abroad, and it may take longer than expected to get a job. 

International moving expenses include medical exams, visa and application fees, airplane flights, and shipping for your personal possessions. The budget also should include living abroad expenses, like rent for several months, healthcare and insurance, and living expenses for at least three months. Living expenses include local transport, internet access, entertainment, food, and student loan.

Our team has the experience to provide premier assistance to match your relocation needs. If you are searching for a reputable moving company to handle your international move, we can help you.

Begin the Packing Process Early

Moving can be challenging, depending on how long you will be out of the country. Packing all your possessions could take a long time if you have kids or work. 

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What Is the Best Season To Move Internationally?

Starting a new life abroad is exciting as it allows you to explore new things. Regardless of your reason for relocating, you should know the best season for planning the international moving process.

 At AJ's Moving & Storage, we offer premium assistance for your relocation needs. After establishing your chosen relocation period, we can help minimize stress and fast-track your move. Here are some of the best seasons to relocate:

Summer or Winter Break

If you travel with children, plan your international moving schedule during school breaks. It allows your children to adjust to the new school and social life.

Planning a move during a school breaks guarantees your children don't miss out on schoolwork during the moving process in your previous or new country. We offer secure shipping services to help you relocate during winter or summer break.

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5 Ways To Prepare for Your International Move

Overseas relocation can be stressful not only because of all the preparation it requires, but also because of how physically and mentally draining it can be. If you're planning an international move, you’ll need professional help to minimize the hassles and ensure a smooth transition. AJ’s Moving and Storage offers international moving services to provide a seamless relocation experience. Here’s a checklist on how to prepare for your international move:

1. Find an International Moving Company

Experience matters when you're looking for a moving company to relocate you internationally. An established international mover has the relevant experience to make your move smooth and easy.

AJ’s Moving and Storage has over 30 years of experience in international relocations. We make sure your move is efficient, less time-consuming, and cost-effective. Our staff is thoroughly trained and equipped to handle your belongings without damaging or losing them. We understand the rules for household goods importation, and you can rest easy knowing we’ll move your items into your new residence, wherever that may be.

2. Schedule an In-Home Estimate

Once you decide to work with us, we'll set up an in-home estimate. This allows us to give you a quote based on your household items and destination country.

If you’re relocating overseas, our estimators will come to your home and take a detailed inventory of all the items you’re moving. We’ll give you a free estimate in order to create a more accurate budget for your move.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Moving Tips: How to Make Your Move Less Stressful

Are you in the process of planning a move? This guide can provide everything you need to know about making your move as easy and stress-free as possible. We'll talk about everything from packing tips to international moving considerations. We'll give you some great ideas for minimizing the amount of work involved in getting your belongings from Point A to Point B. 

Six Tips and Tricks to Make Your Move Easy

1. Make a Plan

Making a detailed plan is a key part of preparing for your move. This should include everything from packing and transportation logistics to setting up your new home. Having a plan will help you stay organized and on track throughout the moving process.

Create a moving checklist that will help you stay organized and stick to the plan you developed. You can find various moving checklists templates online that can provide guidelines for what you need to do and when you need to do it.

2. Hire Professional Movers

Unless you're planning a very small move, you'll likely need to hire professional movers. This is especially true if you're moving a long distance or have a lot of heavy furniture. Research different moving companies in your area and get quotes from several companies before making your decision.

There are different types of moving services that companies offer, so be sure to ask about all of your options. Some companies may provide full-service packing, which can be a huge help if you're short on time.

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What Is a Full-Service Moving Company?

Full-Service Moving Company

When moving, it's important to choose the right moving services for help. A full-service moving company will take care of the whole process for you. This includes packing up your boxes to unloading them at your new home. This article will discuss what help a full-service company offers and how they can make your move easier.

Popular Full-Service Moving Options

A full-service moving company typically offers the following services:

1. Packing

The moving company will pack your belongings into boxes and prepare them for transport. This can be a huge help if you don't have time to pack yourself or if you're worried about packing your belongings correctly.

The moving company will also provide packing materials, such as boxes, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. If fragile items need extra care, the moving company may also offer custom crating services.

Some moving companies also offer blanket wrapping services — this means that they will wrap your furniture in blankets to protect it from scratches and nicks.

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