How to Move Your Belongings via Air Travel

Tips to move your overseas

Moving can be stressful, especially when your new home isn’t within driving distance. Sometimes, flying might be your only option for long distance moving, or you may be in a time crunch and need to get to your destination as soon as possible. No matter the case, whether you’re moving across the country or across the globe, knowing how to move your belongings is probably top of mind. After all, when moving via air travel, how do you pack an entire house or apartment without the space offered by moving trucks and cars?

To help you get ready for your big move via air, we’ve created this post on how to transport your belongings when traveling by plane. From the planning stage to the day of travel, below are our top tips for moving via air travel.

Plan and Get Organized

Research Plane Tickets

As you look for a flight on your departure date, research various airlines to compare their policies and prices. During peak travel seasons, such as during the summer and winter holidays, airlines might restrict the number of bags you can check. So, do your research and compare the prices and policies of various airlines, so you can get the most bang for your buck.

Find Alternative Shipping Options

  • Moving company: Moving companies have been around for decades, helping people transport their belongings to their new homes. When working with a moving company, they’ll be able to move large and fragile items, and schedule the delivery for any time after you make it to your new home. Depending on how much inventory you’re moving, it can be costly, so research different moving companies in your area for the best price.
  • Cargo shipping: If you’re moving overseas, moving your belongings via rail or truck isn’t possible, which means you may need to transport your belongings via cargo. For this method, you’ll have to work with an international moving company that will move your belongings via sea freight.
  • Rail: Some railroad companies, such as Amtrak, offer express shipping to cities within their reach. Most have weight limits and varying costs, so contact various railroad companies to ensure they can get your belongings to your destination.
  • Shipping couriers: Shipping couriers like USPS, FedEx, and UPS can pack and ship your belongings to your new home. However, this means you need to pack them and get them to the store first, which can be challenging in itself.

As you get ready to move, it’s important to plan how you’re going to move any items you can’t bring via air travel. Once this step is sorted, you’ll be able to begin packing.

Declutter

Now that you have the logistics sorted out, it’s time to declutter. As you move, you’re going to have to go through all of your belongings. This is a good time to declutter and get rid of clothes, furniture, and any other items you no longer need. Not only will you have a lighter load to travel with, but you can actually make some money to help fund your move.

For items like furniture, home decor pieces, appliances, and other related items, take advantage of online marketplaces like OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist. Here, you can post your belongings to sell, and someone in your area will take them off your hands while putting some extra cash in your pocket. For unwanted clothes, apps like Poshmark and Depop allow you to post your fashionable pieces to sell online and ship to buyers.

Once you’ve sold as much as you can, donate the rest of your items to charities and thrift stores like Goodwill and the Salvation Army.

Pack Efficiently

To pack efficiently, put similar items together, such as winter clothes in one suitcase and lightweight clothes in another, along with separating household objects by room, such as kitchen, living room, dining room, etc.

Time For Takeoff

Samantha Rupp

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