Packing Tips for an International Move

The idea of relocating to another country can be a very daunting one, especially when it comes to making decisions about your possessions and exactly what you need to pack.  The process can be made simpler, however, with some packing tips and a little bit of practical knowledge.

Before you start packing for the move, you should donate some stuff to charity, have a yard sale, or just discard anything that you no longer need or that will be easy to replace in your new overseas home.  It is a lot more convenient to purchase a new hairdryer than taking your old one and then having to purchase a voltage adapter in order to be able to use it.  It may not even be worth the hassle of moving your furniture if your new home is differently shaped or smaller.

Traveling by air is one of the most restrictive methods of relocation when it comes to making a move with your possessions, as airlines generally only allow just one checked bag with a limited weight and there are extra fees for anything that goes over this weight.  You need to check with the airline to find out its specific weight allowances.

When you pack clothing you should roll rather than fold, as this uses a lot less space.  If you are packing prescriptions and toiletries, it is a good idea to take a longer supply of items that you may not be able to get abroad.