International shipping strategies: Be prepared to avoid costly surprises.

5 Sep by Dr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

International shipping strategies: Be prepared to avoid costly surprises.


Figure 1 International shipping tips. alt. Ship.

Every once in a while, we all have to move. And it doesn’t matter if it if for the first time in our life, or we have done it in the past – moving is hard. And complex and time-consuming. No wonder why so many people fear to move. We understand that. And that is why we are here today. To make this relocation easier on you. And when it comes to international relocation – shipping some of your items in advance might be a good idea.  And that is why we have prepared a series of international shipping tips for you today. So, keep on reading and learn how to move to a foreign country in a time-efficient manner, and even more importantly – with a smile on your face!

Moving – let’s make it easier on you

Every relocation is different than any previous one, and that is what makes it so confusing every time. No matter how many times you have moved in the past, every new relocation brings some new tasks and problems with it. But, as you already know, every problem has a solution to it. And we will help you find one for every trouble that comes your way.

However, you will have to take care of some tasks well in advance. So, let’s start!

  1. Start on time.
  2. Make a strategy.
  3. Make sure your paperwork is in order.
  4. Find a mover that can help you move to another country.
  5. Start packing your belongings.
  6. And finally – ship your items!

Start on time

Preparing in advance can help you a lot. And especially when we are talking about international shipping. There are many tasks that you will have to complete prior to actually moving, and the sooner you start preparing – the better!


Figure 2 Make sure you don’t waste any of your time. Alt. Pocket watch.

Give yourself some time to think about everything. Don’t let anxiety into your life. Think about your relocation, and prepare yourself mentally. Consider every angle. And once you do, you will have a much clearer picture of your relocation. Hence – it will be much less stressful.

Make a strategy

Having a detailed plan is a must when moving internationally. Not to mention when thinking about international shipping. Start writing everything down. Ideas can easily slip your mind, and you will want to avoid that. So, make sure you don’t forget anything. Writing everything down can seem like an unnecessary task, but it will help you a lot. This step will help you avoid common moving mistakes, and that is something everybody wants. International shipping mistakes can cost you more than you think, and if there is a way to avoid them – you should stick with it.

Make sure your paperwork is in order

This is where things tend to get messy. International moving is not the same thing as moving locally or even long distance. You will have to make sure your paperwork is in order. Apply for a visa, obtain copies of your medical records, check foreign country’s laws and regulations. There are many things that you will have to consider, and this is where starting early really helps.


Figure 3 Make sure that everything is okay with your paperwork. alt. Man writing something.

Find a mover that can help you move to another country

That’s right. You will have to find a mover that you can trust. And rely on. This task is something you shouldn’t take for granted. There are many movers out there, but only a few can help you relocate in a safe and time-efficient manner. So – look for a professional mover that can help you with every aspect of your international relocation. And if you don’t know where to start, and are planning on moving to Canada, we have the right mover for you! Tender Touch Moving and Storage Toronto is a professional moving company that can help you relocate, and at an affordable rate!

If Canada really is a foreign country you are planning on moving to

Moving to Canada might seem like an easy task to take on, but is it really? Well, it is not. And for many reasons. Many people think it is, and relax. That is where so many moving mistakes are born. And you wouldn’t want this to happen to you. If you are planning to move home to Canada, we advise you to do your research before the time runs out. And when we are talking about moving internationally and international shipping – time runs out faster than one might think.

Start packing your belongings

After you do your research and inform yourself about different international laws and regulations, it is time for you to start preparing your items for international shipping. And on time. Contact your shipping company and learn what are the steps you must take in order to ship your belongings. Maybe your shipping company can take care of your belongings and pack them for you. You never really know what some company has to offer until you ask, so don’t be shy and ask away.

Figure 4 Preparing your items for the safe shipping is different than packing your items when moving, so make sure it is done right. alt. Packing materials.

And finally – ship your items!

Once you complete all of your tasks, it is time for you to ship your items. It may be stressful, but it will make your whole relocation much easier on you. And especially when you have many of them. Wait for your shipping company, and they will come and take care of everything for you. There is really no reason for you to worry about anything if you complete all your tasks on time. And this is one of your final steps towards moving internationally, which means – professionals will take care of everything for you, so relax. You will enjoy your new beginning soon, so give yourself some time and space. Good things are about to come to you!

ByDr Dan Amzallag, PhD (Expert Mover)

20 years experience in the field of moving and relocation. Sharing tips and expertise in the proper ways to move, pack, and arrive at your destination. Managing, the leading consumer protection portal for the moving industry

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