International removals would be expensive. There are some easy ways to manage the cost and they are not confined to finding the cheapest quote from a removal company. You should not harp too much on the most inexpensive estimate. International removals have many standard costs involved that no one can do anything about. You cannot look for discounts on custom charges. You cannot find an alternative to the extensive screening. There is little you can do about freight charges as they are standardised. What you can do is find one of the larger players in the business, so you can access the benefits they offer by leveraging their ability to carry out bulk operations. Unfortunately, many large international removals companies will not have reasonable quotes. They know their market cap is secure and their expertise and infrastructure have almost no equal.
• One of the first steps you can take to save money on international removals is de-cluttering your home or office. This is often an obvious exercise but many people do not have a well planned strategy. De-cluttering would be futile if you don’t have a follow up plan. Do not just discard things that you don’t want to take along with you. There is a possibility of selling some of the items. You can make some money that can be used to pay for certain inevitable expenses. You can donate some stuff instead of just discarding them to be recycled. There could be some items that are dear to you but you may not need them for now. You can always look for storage solutions where you can keep them till the time you are back or when you may be in a position to have them flown to wherever you are going. Such a strategy would help you to reduce the cost of international removals for now and you would still be able to have access to your belongings that you don’t want to give away or sell.
• Travel with all the essentials you must have with you and what you can take along. You don’t need to move everything as cargo, by air or sea. You should make the maximum use of allowed or included baggage. You should seriously consider paying excess baggage fees if you have too many essential belongings. In some cases, excess baggage fees would be higher than the cost of international removals. Choose the latter in such scenarios. However, in some instances you may actually save money.