So, you’ve decided to move abroad. As far as big life changes go, this one’s pretty huge!
Maybe you’re an NYU student looking to broaden your horizons. Maybe there’s a new job waiting for you across the pond. Or, perhaps you’re headed home after living in New York for a couple of years.
Whatever has you waving goodbye to the Statue of Liberty, you’ve got a big task on your hands. It’s time to pack your life away into organized boxes. And, if you’ve ever moved before, you know that’s never as easy as it sounds (especially if international shipping is involved).
But, luckily, there are all kinds of packing hacks out there to make your life easier. Read on to learn about the biggest moving challenges and 3 easy steps for international shipping from New York.
Moving homes is an overwhelming process for most people. Did you know that people are estimated to move 11.7 times in their lifetime based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau?
And, for some reason, each new move tends to be harder than the last. Let’s talk about some reasons why.
You know the drill: You rent or buy a place, you get comfortable, and you fill it up with stuff. At first it’s a few odd pieces of furniture. Then there’s art, knick-knacks, and clothes galore.
You don’t know how much stuff you have until it’s time to move. You think all you have to do is clean out a couple closets and you’re good to go. But that’s rarely the case.
Your clutter has been quietly accumulating, even if you thought yourself to be a minimalist. This is part of what makes moving so difficult. Before you can actually start packing you have to sort, donate, and trash items that you’ve become attached to.
Then it comes time to pack. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. If your things are packed wrong, they’ll move around in their boxes.
There’s nothing worse than getting to your new home and realizing that most of your things are battered or broken. So you spend longer than you’d like playing tetris with your belongings.
You tape them with bubble wrap as you place them strategically in each box. It’s a process (a long process) that makes moving all the more stressful.
No one ever warns you about how much dust and dirt will build up underneath your things. The couch that’s been sitting there for two years? Be prepared to deep clean under it before you move.
Once your things are packed up and out of your old house, it’s time to clean. You do this so that you’ll get back your security deposit or make sure that the next tenant/owner is happy.
This process will include patching up and painting over spots on the wall and repairing any damage you might have done. And it all takes much longer than you want it to.
This is the big one. Moving costs will make you want to scream. Of course, these prices may vary depending on how far away your next destination is.
If you’re moving cross-country with a Uhaul, be prepared to pay at least $1,300. Are you hiring movers for a long distance move? Rack that number up a couple grand.
If you’re staying in-state, the numbers aren’t as dramatic. But you’re spending enough money on packing and cleaning supplies. So, you don’t look forward to moving costs when you travel short distances either.
Now, let’s say you’re moving overseas. Suddenly, your clutter, packing, cleaning, and moving costs feel all the more suffocating.
When you move overseas, having clutter isn’t an option. Plus, you’re busy googling things like: how to ship internationally and international car shipping.
There are plane tickets to buy and customs compliance rules to follow. There are international shipping companies out there, but you’re overwhelmed. How can we make this process easier?
UPakWeShip is a do-it-yourself (DIY) international moving & shipping service. We offer competitive prices and can help you make your move from New York in 3 easy steps.
First things first: Visit our website and pick out what kind of empty shipping containers or moving crates you need. We’ll deliver them right to you!
This part should be familiar. Get your tetris skills ready and pack your things into the shipping containers or moving crates.
Once you’re all packed up, UPakWeShip will pick up your full container or crate and ship it overseas for you. This eliminates the hassle of having to drop your things off yourself.
If those 3 steps sound really easy, that’s because they are. You might be wondering: Are these steps just as easy for different moving circumstances?
They sure are. UPakWeShip has experience with clients making a last-minute move to three different countries. In this instance there wasn’t enough time to send crates, but UPakWeShip offers a pallet service for this situation.
We can also help if you’re shipping without a destination address. So, as you can see, we’re flexible with all of your international shipping needs. And, we offer an international shipping cost that works for you.
So, are you ready to say goodbye to New York and head somewhere new? UPakWeShip’s got you covered. We’re here for all of your international shipping needs.
When you’re moving overseas, shipping doesn’t have to be a complicated affair.
Contact us today and we’ll make your international move easier!