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Moving to another country can be exciting, but stressful. You need to plan your flight while organizing a way to get all your belongings to your new home. For 130 years, Westheimer Transfer & Storage has been helping customers with international moves that are reliable, affordable, and timely. We compiled some tips to help take the stress out of your big move.

Create a Method for Packing

When you pack everything in a rush, it’s easy to misplace items. You don’t want to open box after box searching for something you need right away. Create a method for packing your items that you can refer to once you arrive at your destination. When making boxes for your long-distance movers to take, you can:

  • Keep Similar Items Together: By keeping together items that are easy to misplace—like cords with their corresponding electronics—you’ll know exactly where your belongings are when you need them.
  • Label Your Boxes: Create a system for labeling your boxes so you don’t have to open each one to know what’s inside. Color-coding, or writing what room the box belongs in helps!
  • Categorize Items by Their Use: While it may be tempting to throw all of your clothes into one box, you’ll regret it once you have to search for that one shirt you want to wear. Separate boxes by season or by how often you wear them. Winter coats and boots can go in one box, while everyday clothes go in another.

Utilize Secure Packing Methods

Packing your own items is a good way to save money but comes with risks. If you pack your own items, make sure your boxes are secure and light. Instead of putting all your heavy items into one box, pack them into smaller boxes so they’re easier for you to lift. When packing fragile or valuable items, make sure to use enough cushion so they don’t break or get damaged.

To make sure your move is extra secure, work with an international moving company you can trust. Trained movers have the experience to pack your items to be relocated overseas. At Westheimer, our international movers can:

  • Securely Wrap Furniture
  • Custom Crate Fragile Goods
  • Ship Cars and Pianos
  • And Much, Much More!

Temporarily Store Your Items Before Your Move

Don’t add stress to your relocation by worrying about where you’re going to put your belongings until the day of your move. Storage facilities are a great way to keep your household goods out of the way until you have time to take them. Westheimer is a Houston moving and storage company that can hold on to all of your items of any size until you’re ready for them. With an 80,000-square-foot warehouse with 24-hour surveillance, your boxes will be secure and waiting for you.

Call an International Moving Company You Trust for a Free Relocation Estimate

Finding international movers you can trust is the most important part of your relocation. Westheimer is a Houston overseas moving company with agents in 175 countries throughout North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. We’ll take care of each part of the moving process so all you’ll have to do is meet us at your new home. We also provide detailed tracking every step of the way.

Westheimer is a full-service, Houston-based moving and storage company that helps organize local, international, and corporate relocations, along with short-term and long-term storage solutions. Call today to learn more about the services of our skilled Houston movers. Or fill out our form to get a free estimate of your international move.