If you think moving to a different town or state is a pain, spare a thought for the people who move overseas. As much as an adventure as it is, relocating overseas involves mountains more planning, preparation, and then a lengthy, exhausting moving process. Even if they’ve already got a house in their new home country sorted, it can be a long time before they’re settled into their new lives.
One thing people who are moving overseas will not want to deal with, is their possessions. Unlike moving interstate, you can’t just pack everything up in the back of a truck and take it all with you. Relocating possessions overseas requires the use of specialist removalists, as well as dealing with customs and duties, organising a shipping container for those possessions and then, when your stuff has arrived in your new country, you still need to organise a truck for the transport to your new home. Given that you’re also likely to be dealing with the tax department, immigration, and settling into a new job and (quite likely) some degree of culture shock and acclimatisation, for many people, shipping their possessions is something they’d rather deal with once they’re settled.
That’s where long term storage can come in as the perfect solution. By getting everything important to you securely locked up in long term storage, you don’t need to worry about your possessions going away when you’re ready to get them shipped – they’re protected by environmental controls and 24/7 CCTV security. If you’ve still got family in your previous home country, you can get them to manage the removal of those possessions when you are ready to have them shipped, or you can talk with your storage company to explain what’s going on and work with the removalists.
But the best thing about long term storage is that there’s no time limit on when you can retrieve those possessions. If you leave them with a friend or family member, at some point they’re going to get sick of the clutter (that isn’t even theirs). Short term storage solutions might be too expensive when you’re not sure how long it will be before you’re ready to have them shipped. Long term storage is for as long as you need, and because everyone is different in terms of getting settled down after an overseas move, that could be anything from a few months to a year (or more).
If you are moving overseas, then use this useful checklist to make sure you’re not missing anything that is important to make the move as painless as possible. Then contact Cheap Sydney Storage to discuss any long term storage that you might need to make your big move overseas painless.