When booking your move, be aware of the difference between a relocation company and a moving company. The former offers help with everything from closing bank accounts to post-move support, while the latter is chiefly concerned with moving the client’s belongings from point A to point B.
Moving can be classified as local (within the same city), domestic (within the same country), or international (to another country). In this article, we’ll be looking at international moves, which require more research, planning, and coordination.
For expert advice, we sat down with Chad Forrest, general manager of Asian Express International Movers. Forrest first came to China in 1995 to learn Chinese and hasn’t left since; he has been working in the relocation industry for 18 years. We spoke to him about the ins and outs of the moving process, including timelines, budgeting, and handling antiques and other fragile items.
Assuming that a family intends to leave towards the end of June, Forrest recommends that clients start their planning early. “You want to get booked in as early as possible to get the pre-survey done earlier,” he says.