Tips for future Saudi expatriates: packing your belongings
July 3, 2017
What do all the people who relocate from Saudi Arabia have in common? Destination, age, profession… Unfortunately, neither of them. It’s the lack of suitcases to fit all their belongings!
Even though this affirmation might be a little bit extreme, it’s true that deciding what you should take and what you should leave (or donate) when moving abroad isn’t easy. However, what it’s even harder is trying to fit all those things that you would like to take abroad in your suitcases and boxes.
As we know packing isn’t as easy as it might seem, 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 some summer clothes but you are relocating to a Nordic country? Do you want to take some dates, but maybe you can also buy them in your new city? Avoid taking unnecessary items, by checking what it’s available in your new country and what it’s recommended to take according to the local weather conditions.
2. Suitcases first, boxes later
Consider which things 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…- 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 might 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.