Are you getting ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and move internationally? Whether you’re moving for work, for a partner or simply for a change of scenery, you’re not alone! Over 750,000 Kiwis happily live abroad.

But how challenging is it to get settled in a new country? And what are some of the steps you can take to ensure you’re comfortable in your new international home?

Part of that answer lies in moving your belongings safely, reliably, and effectively to your new country of residence. Here, we’ll explain how to move furniture internationally, walking you through the different steps:

Find a home first

Once you’ve secure your visas and have the green light to move, it’s time to find your dream home. Whether you’re renting or buying a home, it’s important you secure somewhere to live before you start planning on moving your furniture – mainly because you won’t exactly know the configuration of your new home before you’ve locked it in.

Visualise your home

Once this is complete, you can start envisioning the layout of your home. Using the dimensions listed in the floorplan, you can work out how much furniture will fit in your home, giving you a better idea of what furniture to take, what not to take, and what you’ll need to acquire once you’re settled in.

Make a list of furniture you’re bringing

Now, write a list of all the furniture you’re bringing internationally. Also make several other lists for items in your inventory, like clothes, kitchen appliances, utensils, equipment, etc., so that you can keep track of what needs moving, ensuring you’re bringing everything you need.

Consult a professional team of international movers

Here’s where the international move starts to feel real! The excitement sets in when you choose a professional team of international movers. You’ll discuss the game-plan with your international moving team, locking in dates and locations and receiving a total quote.

How to choose an international moving team:

  • Experience: have they moved furniture to the country you’re moving to? How many times?
  • Reputation: do they have excellent reviews and testimonials?
  • Customer service: does their team come across as friendly, proactive and helpful?
  • Quote: are they providing a great-value service?
  • Insurance: are they licensed and ensured to move furniture overseas?

New Zealand Movers have 41 years of experience in moving furniture overseas for Kiwis relocating abroad. From Australia, the UK and Asia to Africa, North America to Europe, New Zealand Movers offer the best quality and best value international moving service in the country. We take the stress out of international moving by providing full-service moves, including everything from packing to storage facilities. Grab a quote from the team at New Zealand Movers and make your international move an easy one.