Moving from the US to Australia with the help of professional overseas movers is the least expensive way to go through with your future relocation. An international moving company will already own or have access to the proper equipment, haulers, materials and supplies, tools, and technology needed to perform a successful move from the US to the country of Australia. Not only does this save you a bunch of money but a lot of your time.
Aside from hiring professional international movers for their services, there are other ways to cut the costs of your move to Australia. With the helpful tips given from experienced movers and those that have moved internationally that you’ll read below, you’ll find that you’re able to cut costs in a variety of ways.
- Although there are some materials you shouldn’t skimp on, you can save the money you’d spend on bubble wrap, packaging peanuts and other box stuffers by using linens, clothes, paper or Styrofoam plates, and newspaper to safely package and wrap up your belongings before they’re placed into the appropriate box.
- Choose to have your possessions sent to Australia by ship and ground transport methods rather than air methods. Air shipping services are the most expensive way to have anything sent over to another country.
- Sort through your things and get rid of anything you don’t need to bring with you. For instance, you can find cheap furniture and household decor sold all over Australia. It isn’t necessary to ship over everything if you can find it cheaper once you get there. The less you ship, the more you’ll save. In fact, you can earn money before you take off by holding a garage sale. Otherwise, throw out useless items and donate anything else you might not want.
- Compare the rates of several moving companies before you decide on one. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that as an international mover, they have a great reputation. Once you have a small list of options, gather quotes from each one. Although these are roundabout figures you’ll receive, they serve wonderfully for comparison purposes.
- Make sure you take plenty of time to prepare. Stay on the hunt for cheap flights, housing, and other things you’ll need to make the transition complete. You’ll also want to remain as organized as possible to prevent any mishaps that could force you to pay additional fees.
By applying these money saving tips, you can drastically reduce the costs of your move to Australia. Don’t cut any corners that could lead to costly results (like using worn boxes to package your things), but try to save wherever you can safely.
Whenever you are planning a move, especially relocation to another nation, make sure you are fully prepared and that you have compared several movers before deciding on whom to hire. Offering affordable overseas moving services isn’t the only thing you should be concerned with. They should maintain a positive reputation and have years of experience under the belts as a mover. They should also be licensed, insured and have all the latest equipment and technology to ensure a successful transport.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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