Best tips for packing your belongings
August 2, 2017
What do all (future) expats have in common? That they don’t have enough suitcases to fit all their belongings! No matter if you are single or a family, deciding which items you should take and which ones you should leave (or donate) when moving abroad isn’t easy. However, what's even harder is trying to fit all those items in your suitcases and boxes.
After having experienced many relocations, we have gathered the most important tips to help you pack all your important belongings – no more, no less!
1. Think about what it is available in your destination
Are you planning to take that winter hat you bought in Prague’s Christmas market for relocating to Miami? Do you want to take some Czech food with you? Well maybe ypu can already find it in your new city. Avoid taking unnecessary items by checking what is available in your new country and what is recommended you take according to the local weather conditions.
2. Pack your suitcases first
Consider which items you need to take with you for the journey. Think about which objects you will need during the trip and during the first days in your new destination. If you are traveling with your children, consider adding some entertainment for the journey – games, books, films – to make the trip interesting and motivating.
3. Before the packers come…
Check all the furniture and objects that they will have to pack and transport. Is there anything valuable inside? Will you need anything of these things for your trip? Make sure that you have passports, money and other important documents with you as you will need them during the trip and during the first days in your new country.
4. Let the packers pack.
Avoid packing your belongings yourself. Expert packers will assist you and protect your furniture in a way that will minimize movement during the trip. Let them know the delicate items that you have, so they can pack them with additional protection.