When you are moving to a new country, you want some of the coziness of your old place and the furniture is something which can make you feel at home in the new place and in the new surroundings. But, this is not reason enough to move your furniture halfway across the globe.
When the task at hand is a bit difficult, it is better to hire a professional. The first thing you need to do is to hire a furniture moving company which ships furniture internationally. There are certain factors which you should consider and talk it out with your movers before you pack your furniture. These factors are-
You must find out whether your old furniture will fit into the new surroundings or not. The practical value of old pieces must also be determined. You should ask questions like is the furniture in good condition, is it going to fit in your home, is it suitable for your new lifestyle, is it high-quality? There is no point in moving old and damaged furniture which will not fit your new lifestyle. But if it a family heirloom or something that holds sentimental value for you, it is coming with you no matter what.
Being a human, you can be sentimental about anything like an old bookcase of your grandfather or an old piece of furniture which has been in the family for ages. When it comes to the sentimental value of the furniture, the cost is not a factor to consider.
Usually, there are no restrictions on the import of a furniture piece but it is advised to learn about the import regulations and shipping restrictions of your new country. Furniture pieces may be considered to be “risky items” in some countries due to insects and mites.
You must consider the condition of your furniture before shipping it. There may be an old piece of furniture which holds sentimental value for you but you are well-aware that it will not make the long journey and will damage itself on the way. You must not ship it as it is not worth the cost. You can also lose it forever if you do so.
Furniture pieces are big and heavy items and therefore they require more care and handling for safe arrival. This is the reason they are costly to ship. Here, you need to talk to your international furniture moving company about the costs and find out if it fits your budget or not. The cost depends on the number of items you are shipping, the distance of the journey, transportation method, time of moving, etc.
Sea freight is the best way to transport your heavy furniture and it is also cost-effective but it takes some time. If you can manage without your furnishing for some months, then shipping your furniture is worthwhile for you else you will need to give up on the idea.
Consider these factors and talk them out with your furniture moving company to find the best solutions to ship your furniture overseas.