Moving Abroad Checklist

There are two categories of international relocation: commercial and residential. In the commercial category, there is an assortment of items to be moved from one location to another: ships, aeroplanes, trucks, and machinery. You can choose to move your household goods (including computers, televisions, etc.) or household furnishings (even your vintage furniture). Businesses sometimes move their entire operations or more complex IT systems; other times the relocation involves personnel and equipment moving internationally.


Residential international relocation involves moving people and their belongings. This usually takes the form of domestic movement but may also include items moving abroad, as well. In this case, there is a great deal of diversity in what items can be packed and shipped. These items can include automobiles, RVs, boats, yachts, commercial real estate, office furniture, electronic equipment, appliances, furniture, and even household goods such as clothes. For instance, if you’re moving to New York and you have family members and friends that live in the UK, chances are they’ll be happier in the UK than in the USA. Packaging materials for these individuals will be very different than for someone who lives in the same area as you.


International relocation is a lot easier today than ever before. With technology and the internet, most items can be packed and shipped in no time at all. Of course, the larger the item, the more it will cost, but the costs should not be a barrier for you to relocate to a new location. With the internet and resources such as eBay and Craigslist, international relocation has never been so easy!