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International Moves

Packing and preparing for an international move

Why move international?

International moves are defined by Air 1 Moving & Storage as moves that begin in California, and crosses overseas. Air 1 maintains an incredibly vast network of freight forwarders to help manifest the move you are looking for at a reasonable price you can afford, in addition to the fleets of the newest model moving trucks available. Air 1 also offers a personal moving consultant to clients, who will be there to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your big move. With teams of professionally trained, uniformed, well-educated, and drug-screened movers and drivers, it is no wonder why hundreds of families every month choose to use and trust Air 1 for all of their local, long distance, or international moving needs. Start planning your overseas move today by calling Air 1 Moving & Storage and getting a free quote on our international services!

How to move internationally

Overseas moves

Relocating your home or business is by far one of the most frustrating experiences that the world can throw at a modern individual or family. Air 1 completely understands the necessity for clients to choose a moving service that they can trust that gets the job done correctly the first time with thorough haste and efficiency. Especially in the case of international or overseas moves, a moving service that can provide you with the insurance services you are going to want for your possessions, exclusive and non-exclusive containers, packing services, etc., all for reasonable rates that you are going to love. Do not put your belongings into the hands of amateurs! Air 1 Moving & Storage is the number one moving service you can trust.

Air 1 Moving & Storage will always try to find you the most affordable and convenient rates for your international move. As if that were not enough, Air 1 Moving & Storage utilizes an incredible crew of friendly and honest movers and drivers to protect your upcoming international move. Air 1 prides itself on the fact that you will always be working with trained professionals where the safety of you and your belongings are their number one priority, and takes as many precautions possible to assure the safety of your possessions during transit. Cushioned blankets are used to wrap furniture, glass, or other fragile items, which are handled with the utmost care and expertise, secured in place to ensure minimal impact from movement.

How to plan an international move

Moving a business overseas

Tips for Moving Internationally

  • Travel lightly! This is often much easier than it sounds, especially if you’re moving with a family’s or business’ worth of possessions. When making an international move, your belongings usually have to fit into expensive travel bags, and usually have to weigh less than 50 pounds. Obviously, the more bags you have the more expensive your move will be, so try to take as much of a minimalist approach as possible when planning your relocation overseas.
  • Pack smart! You’d be surprised how much you can fit in a travel bag when you choose to pack smart. Simple things like rolling t-shirts into cylinder shapes, stuffing pairs of socks into whatever crevices you can find, matching computer cables with the appropriate hardware, and getting rid of any excess items you do not need.
  • Pack essentials! This is a great trick for families in transition—make sure to pack a box (or bag) of “essential” items for your last few nights in your old place and the first few nights in your new one (shower curtain, kitchen utensils (1 for each person), emergency kit, garbage bags, etc). This ends up saving you a lot of time and money, and saves you the trouble of running around like a chicken without a head when you realize that no one thought to bring the toilet paper!

This is the most important one. Pack smaller things in small boxes, and put those small boxes into bigger boxes. Label each box so you know its contents. Keep smaller, loose items, such as cables or pens, in plastic bags, and maintain a detailed inventory of what boxes you have, and what you should pack or unpack first. It seems like a lot of tedious work, but it will save you so much time and stress in the end.

For more information or complimentary quotes on Air 1’s international and overseas moving services, call Air 1 Moving and Storage today! We cannot wait to meet you and get to work.


Service Area

Air 1 Moving & Storage is a licensed, bonded and insured company. Although we are based out of Southern California, we proudly move California residents to the following cities across America:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin & Wyoming.