“Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about and to do before you set foot on an airplane. Preparation for moving abroad starts from the moment you decide you want to go abroad and continues up until moving day. From trying to figure out what to do with all your belongings to figuring out visa requirements, there is a lot to do. Where do you start? Here is a practical guide to help get you started on your moving abroad process.
Decide on what you’re going to do with all your stuff
Store it, send it or sell it – those are your basic options. If you’re able to store some of your belongings in your home country, then great. The less you bring with you the better. However, sometimes that isn’t an option, or you want to bring most of your belongings with you. You will need to find a reputable international mover to help you get everything from home to your new country….The third option is to pare down your possessions by selling things you no longer need. You can try Craigslist, eBay or give items away to friends and family.
In the same vein, if you have newspaper and magazine subscriptions, be sure to cancel them or change the address to a family member or friend to receive the last of them until your subscription runs out.”