Types of Moving Boxes

Types of Moving Boxes

Have a Move Coming Up? Here is all that you need to about various types of Moving Boxes and their uses.

Quick Packing Tips

Quick Packing Tips

Have a Moving Coming Up? Running short of packing ideas? Here are some simple tips that will help you pack efficiently without stress

Moving a Washer Dryer

Moving a Washer Dryer

Here are some guidelines that will help you prepare your Washer Dryer before moving. We recommend that you start the process at least a week before your scheduled move date.

Moving in Winter

Moving in Winter

Moving during a cold and white winter might be quite difficult. If it is a cross-country move, it might get tougher!

If you must undergo a winter move, you should consider the following options

How to Pack Mirrors – Useful Tips

How to Pack Mirrors – Useful Tips

Mirrors are the most brittle and delicate possessions about which people worry when they are about to move.

Here are some easy tips to keep your mirrors safe while you move:

Move Planning – Keeping it Simple

Move Planning – Keeping it Simple

Make Sure that you Do Not Carry Unnecessary items during Moving
You must remember that every little thing you decide to take with you is going to add to the expense and weight of your shipment.

How to get friendly with new neighbors

How to get friendly with new neighbors

Moved to a new neighborhood? Tips to Befriend your New Neighbors
If you are one of those who have moved to a new locality, you might need some help in order to know about the new neighborhood.

The Internet & Relocation

The Internet & Relocation

How to Get Help from the Internet while Relocating.

Areas where the internet can assist in the planning, things to be wary of, and things to avoid while gathering information

Guidelines for Moving Home Appliances

Guidelines for Moving Home Appliances

Have a move coming up?

Need assistance in preparing your home appliances for the move?

Here are some tips that you should consider when moving home appliances.

Bedroom Packing Tips

Bedroom Packing Tips

Your bedroom contains a variety of items ranging from small to large furniture, delicate items and a number of linen.

Here are some tips that will help you effectively pack your bedroom items.

Moving With Children

Moving With Children

Have kids at home? Is your move this year around the corner?

Here are some tips that will help you move more efficiently with kids and also keep them in the comfort zone during the move.

Relocation tips for Corporate Moves

Relocation tips for Corporate Moves

Relocation tips for Corporate Moves. Moving Job Related?

Here are a few tips that will help you plan your move well and and get the best deals.

Moving Day – Preparing for Delivery

Moving Day – Preparing for Delivery

Getting your new home ready before delivery

Once your household items are picked up and due for delivery, it’s always good to be prepared before the moving truck arrives

Smart Home – A New Way to Live

Smart Home – A New Way to Live

The past few years have seen a tremendous increase in technology based home security systems. Today there are plenty of new generation smart solutions in the market that can turn your house into a smart home and contribute to a higher standard of health and safety.

How to Pack Books when Moving

How to Pack Books when Moving

Here are a few guidelines that will help you pack your books so that they don’t get damaged and will also help you in reducing your moving cost.

Requesting for a Change of Address

Requesting for a Change of Address

Even though we are in the era where Email, Social Media and Cell Phone applications have become the major means of communication, it is essential to submit for a change of address at the Post Office.

Moving Cooking Range – Tips

Moving Cooking Range – Tips

We suggest that you clean appliances such as stoves and cooking ranges well ahead of time and let qualified experts deal with overhauling and moving. Since you would be needing to prepare your range before moving, here are some tips that will help you in moving your stove or range

Preparing a Refrigerator before Moving

Preparing a Refrigerator before Moving

Planning to move your refrigerator along with you to your new home? There are certain steps to be followed to ensure that your refrigerator is transit ready.

Moving With Pets

Moving With Pets

Moving with Pets? Get yourself updated with the regulations and requirements that are needed when your move your pet to a new place. Here are some useful tips to ensure that your pet is transported safely.

Tax Deductible Moving

Tax Deductible Moving

You can deduct certain moving costs on the federal income tax returns every year. You may, under certain circumstances, deduct some moving expenses on your federal income tax return if you complete the appropriate forms.

Moving Antiques & Collectibles

Moving Antiques & Collectibles

Your collectibles are prized and often irreplaceable. We all do have antiques and collectibles items at home. Utmost care has to be given so that these irreplaceable items are not damaged while moving. We at International Van Lines

Benefits of a Garage Sale

Benefits of a Garage Sale

If you have an upcoming move then setting up a garage sale can simplify things for you. You can get rid of items that you haven’t been using for months together. You don’t want to carry it to a new home and gather dust again.

Settling into a New Community

Settling into a New Community

Once you’ve moved into your new home, there are a number of things you will need to organize at your new place. You might have already taken care of things such as choosing a school for your children, completing decorations at home etc.

Managing Stress while Moving

Managing Stress while Moving

We at International Van Lines strive to make your relocation as pleasant as possible. Regardless of the time you spend in preparing for your move, on the moving day you might feel that a lot of work is still pending.

Moving Tips while Moving

Moving Tips while Moving

We at International Van Lines have complied list of moving tips which will help you before and after you’ve relocated. We constantly work towards the benefit of our customers and request you to take advantage of our relocation tips. Keep You Shipment Registration Number Handy Make sure you have noted down your shipment number and keep it handy. This will enable you to call the moving company in case you have any questions. Keep things ready for the Night Ensure that you have all the essentials you will be needing for the first day’s stay at you new place. Assign a place where you will be placing your bed sheets & towels. This will make sure you wont have to run through the unpacked boxes just when you are about to go to bed. Clean and dry the Refrigerator Ensure that you have emptied, cleaned and dried your refrigerator. Keep the inside fresh by adding a charcoal or freshly coffee. This will prevent any mushy smell that would otherwise develop while it’s kept closed and not running. Keep your contacts Handy Even though we are in the age of technology where contact numbers are stored in phones, its always safe to carry a phone book containing the numbers of your neighbors at your previous location. Optimize your Packing To prevent damage to your belongings , make sure that heavy items are placed in small boxes and big boxes contain light weight items. Keep yourself Reachable Once your items are picked up and loaded onto the truck, give the foreman a contact number where you can be reached and also...
Checklist for the Moving Day

Checklist for the Moving Day

Most people tend to get anxious towards the moving date. To avoid any last minute confusion, the dispatch teams at IVL have prepared a Moving Day Checklist for your reference.  You could download this page and save it if you have a move coming up in the future. Make a List of Items you don’t want to Load. Make sure you pack Special Items for children Double check if you have got rid of flammable items & trash Ensure that you have a parking space for the truck on the moving day Keep your Walkways clear of obstructions Make a list of inventory that needs special attention from the movers Keep important paperwork/valuables/& moving related documents in your hand carry We are Voted as #1 Professional Moving Service with over 10,000 moves to our credit Click Here to Get a Free Moving Quote...
Moving Tips for Seniors

Moving Tips for Seniors

Seniors should try to reduce the items to move. For seniors, moving is always hard, especially while leaving a home where they’ve spent decades with their family. Certain items which are seldom used that have been accumulated in a home over many years and certain items which can’t be squeezed into a new home can be – 1. Given to your friends and family. 2. Disposed by organizing a yard sale. 3. Donated to charity. 4. Stored using storage facility if you can’t take certain items that you’re not ready to part with. 5. Ask your children who doesn’t live there with you, to retrieve their possessions. Take only the required necessary items with you. For Instant Moving Quotes – Click Here. International Van lines is committed to making your move a stress-free...
8 Schedules for 8 Weeks before for the move.

8 Schedules for 8 Weeks before for the move.

1St Schedule (8 weeks before the date of move) Get recommendations from friends and family who have recently moved. Research for the good movers and get to know more about your rights and responsibilities as you organize to work with a moving company. Look for extra insurance coverage you may need for your move. Check with the prospective moving companies what insurance is included and verify your homeowners’ policy to see what it covers. Gather all the proper paperwork you need to set up new accounts. If you move is to a new area, research Banks, Doctors, and Schools. 2nd Schedule (7 weeks before the date of move) Get least three licensed moving companies estimates in writing. Try to get an estimator come to your home to do an inventory. Open a binder or folder where you can keep all of your moving estimates and moving-related paperwork. Make a list of businesses you will need for the address change. Don’t forget to list your online accounts too. 3rd Schedule (6 weeks before the date of move) Get the packing process started, get rid of clothing that doesn’t fit or you no longer want. When the closets are done, start to assess items room by room. Donate unwanted goods to charity, sell items online, or have a garage sale to help pay for your move. If you have children, coordinate with the present and future school to transfer school records and make strategy for a smooth transition. Start packing items that aren’t used regularly. Seasonal items, rarely used appliance, and items stored in the loft or basement can be taken...
Preparing for a Move

Preparing for a Move

Inventory List The most important is the inventory list. It will help you to check everything as it goes into the Truck after you have packed. It will be easier to locate a missing item on the day of the move. This inventory document will give you some reassurance that nothing was left behind since you can’t watch each single item get boxed up and loaded. Don’t let the movers rush you through this inventory process! Check the lists again as items are unloaded at your new residence. Make sure you understand the process for filing claims for missing items before signing off on the inventory sheet on delivery day. Things to Carry Have a personal survival kit that carry items such as scissors, a screwdriver, your address book, a flashlight, a map of your new town, Blanket, your toiletries, dog food, a can opener, coffee, soap, toilet paper, and necessary medications for the whole family, so that move-in day or night goes smoothly for everyone in the family. Keep in mind to have sufficient handy cash, in addition so that you’ll be able to pay for that pizza delivery you’ll most certainly need and tip your. Organize                                                           Plan a reuse, recycle, re-gift weekend where everyone in the family gets rid of the things you really don’t need or use. Donate items to charity; hold a garage sale, or giveaway unwanted furniture to the needy ones. It’ll save you time and trouble in the long run and will prevent extra charges, for the tons of things you haven’t used in years. But you’ll be paying to pack them...
Guidelines for a Smooth Relocation

Guidelines for a Smooth Relocation

Checklist – Before and After your Move Utilize the advantage of our moving instructions and moving guidance. Take a copy of this page and keep it with you before and several days after the move. Moving tips that may seem obvious can be easily over looked. Take our moving advice and utilize this checklist before and after you have moved. Keep your shipment registration number with you in case you have to contact your mover with questions regarding your shipment. Allocate one drawer of a bureau for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to fumble through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home. To keep the interior smelling fresh, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside after you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator. Take your current phone book with you. You may need to make calls to residents or businesses back in your former hometown. Always pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes. It is also a good idea to provide the van foreman with an alternate contact number in case you can’t be reached. Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence, give him a phone number where you can be reached. If it’s unique, take it with you in the car (you don’t want regrets later). To pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection. Plates and record albums should be packed on end perpendicularly, rather than placed flat and stacked. Pack...
Welcome to International Van Lines

Welcome to International Van Lines

International Van Lines Here at International Van Lines we consider ourselves the very best in international shipping, moving, and freight/container services. Getting your shipment to its destination, on-time and securely is our #1 priority. We are no stranger to shipping large cargo over-seas, coordinating detailed logistics with our large team of international movers and networks. Corporate or Military relocation services are also available, making your staff and their families feel comfortable moving their valuables and lives to other parts of the world. Your shipments will arrive SAFE with IVL. Throughout these pages you can find testimonials, a detailed explanation and list of our services. You can also find our Blog, where we will share shipping stories, up to date information and some of the general concerns a customer should think about before shipping with other international shipping companies. We hope to do business with you in the...
Shipping Partners

Shipping Partners

Some of our proud partners and affiliations. Ask us for details on memberships we hold with organizations that rate movers!
Office Relocation Made Safe & Easy with IVL

Office Relocation Made Safe & Easy with IVL

Made Safe & Easy with IVL Moving from one location to another has never been easier thanks to International Van Lines. If you plan to move out of your old office building to another building in a different state or even in another country, we can make it possible without worrying about losing or breaking your things. Some shipping companies can deliver your items to your new location but often times, they break a table or two or worse, some boxes or packages get lost. Most clients complain that the glass tops of their tables are cracked or scratched. You surely don’t want an office full of broken and damaged items. With IVL, you don’t have to worry about the cargo in your international move, corporate relocation or office relocation getting ruined. Rest assured that all your precious office belongings are in safe hands. We can guarantee that your items arive complete and in mint condition. Save yourself from all the heartaches and troubles of moving. You won’t be able to find any other international shipping company like...
International Movers Checklist

International Movers Checklist

International Movers Checklist Relocating to a new home overseas is definitely a daunting task, but with the right moving company, it doesn’t have to be.  Find the best choice now; it’s as simple as 1-2-3.  See our International Movers’ Checklist to help guide you. 1.  Prioritize your location. An International Movers Checklist helps make sure your chosen company serves both your country of origin and destination. Most companies have limited jurisdiction, while some have access all over the world. The last thing you want is to have your valuables on hold in the middle of nowhere. Choose a company with the complete resources to reach your new home, no matter where it is. 2. Compare International Moving Quotes Moving companies offer varied rates, depending on your specific requirements. How soon do you need to move and from where to where? What’s your current and new type of home? How much cargo do you have? Make sure you discuss everything and that there are no hidden charges. Better yet, choose a company that offers a free quote from the beginning. 3.    Go for the best track record. By now, you’ve shortlisted your options. What sets one apart from the rest? Credibility. Read reviews and look into the reputation of the company’s affiliate service providers as well. Choose the company that has a long proven track record of on time delivery, professional handling and world class customer service. Well guess what? International Van Lines offers all these things! Delivery from and to anywhere in the world Free and instant quote right here, right now A proven track record of exemplary service...
Military Relocation Made Easy For Families

Military Relocation Made Easy For Families

Military Relocation Any military relocation can take its toll on the family due to the packing and moving that they need to do. International Van Lines is a moving company you can trust to do all the hazardous tasks. It’s not easy for the family to deal with the demands of a service member. Usually, the hardest part is packing and moving household goods. There are times when your household goods would get lost in transit or items would be damaged. These can be both physically and emotionally taxing for a person. With international movers like IVL, you don’t have to deal with broken or lost items. In terms of shipping rates, they are affordable and you get excellent customer service. You can also trust them with shipping fragile or expensive items such as paintings, antique vases and even...
The best International Movers from IVL

The best International Movers from IVL

The best International Movers from IVL At IVL, we have an incredible team of international movers who provide clients with top of the line services. You can’t find any other international shipping companies as good as us. To be able to provide the best relocation and shipping services, there has to be a team of well-disciplined workers who are dedicated to their jobs. International Van Lines can provide customers international shipping, moving, and freight/container services. We assure you that the shipment will be at your doorstep safe and sound, right on schedule. No cargo is too big or small for IVL. Whether you are having items shipped to another US state or moving to Europe, India or Australia, rest assured that they are in good hands. There’s no room for stress or worries. All you have to do is sit back, relax and wait for your shipment to be...
Let IVL Handle your Company’s Logistics Needs

Let IVL Handle your Company’s Logistics Needs

Shipping Logistics For any logistics and international shipping your company needs, trust only International Van Lines to do the job. We provide top of the line shipping services no other company can offer. From time to time, different companies move office supplies or equipment from one branch to another. You need people who can handle your valuable equipment carefully and make sure that it does not get lost during the shipment. Besides this, the rates should be worth the services rendered. Compared to other shipping companies, International Van Lines is the only one who can truly provide excellent customer service, affordable rates and hassle-free shipping. Together with our sister company Ocean Star International, a licensed freight forwarder, we promise our clients only the best of...
Keep your Cargo Safe with IVL Storage facilities

Keep your Cargo Safe with IVL Storage facilities

IVL Storage facilities A solid moving company like International Van Lines can protect and keep your shipment safe until you want to have it delivered or pick it up yourself. You don’t have to worry about your cargo getting lost or damaged at our storage facilities. Moving to Germany or any other location may take a couple of days, weeks or months. Ocean Freight generally takes a while before it is loaded on a ship and can travel from port to port. Also, there may be delays due to some paperwork that needs to be done or unfinished business you may have at home. For the meantime, you need household goods movers who will be able to provide you with the proper storage services. International Van Lines offers top of the line storage services to customers who want their shipment kept in a safe and clean place. Other shipping companies won’t provide you this kind of superb attention to detail. If you want your belongings stored securely for a few days or a few months, you can rely on IVL to do...
Simple Relocation Moving Tips you can Use

Simple Relocation Moving Tips you can Use

Simple Relocation Moving Packing can be quite a challenge if you’re relocating or moving to another state or country. International Van Lines provides moving and shipping services in the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. When packing things, make sure that you separate the fragile items. Use bubble wrap to separate each of the objects to avoid scratches. Especially if you’re moving to India or somewhere farther, you wouldn’t want to have to worry about damages. It would also help if you get a good moving company like IVL who can aid you with professional packing. If you have a lot of huge furniture and other equipment, you can ask the accommodating movers to assist...
Air Cargo Shipping Services from IVL

Air Cargo Shipping Services from IVL

Air Cargo Shipping Services from IVL For faster shipment and delivery, choose the air cargo shipping services from International Van Lines. We also cater to ocean freight forwarding and other shipping needs. If you want your items shipped to another country or state as fast as possible, why not go for a moving company like International Van Lines? Gone are the days of waiting for days, weeks or months for the shipment to arrive. With IVL, when we say 5 days, you bet your package will arrive right at your doorstep in 5 days! We can also assist you with local and international shipping whether you are moving to India, France or to a different state. Compared to ocean freight shipping, shipping rates for air services are a bit more expensive. This is because there’s insurance, air fuel, taxes and additional fees to consider that ocean shipping doesn’t require. But with the quality services and incredibly fast delivery, it’s worth every penny you paid for. Other shipping companies may not deliver your goods on time and yet you may have paid for such a high cost. Sometimes, your cargo might have damages or worse, items may be missing. With IVL, you won’t be having any of those...
Container Shipping Options at International Van Lines

Container Shipping Options at International Van Lines

Container Shipping Options at IVL For container shipping services, you have to compare the security and the costs of one option from another. At International Van Lines, we have numerous container shipping selections for you to choose from. If you don’t want to share the shipping container with other people’s shipments, you don’t have to. This is called full container load or FCL. Many clients prefer this method because they feel more comfortable.  It relieves them the stress of worrying that their belongings might get mixed up with the others, and they don’t have to worry about their household goods getting lost. On the other hand, the shipping rates for a full container load are significantly higher than that of the next option, which is the LCL (Less Container Load). Before deciding, make sure that you compare the expenses first. Another option for you would be the ‘less than container load’ or LCL. This is usually more common during shipments wherein your items are stored with other people’s parcels in one huge container. This is also a cheaper method for you compared to FCL because you are sharing the space. International shipping companies call this consolidation. However, if you are moving to Puerto Rico, Germany or France, and you want your car shipped, LCL is not an option for you. A vehicle will usually take up nearly a whole 20′ container. For example, if you have a 4-5 bedroom home, you will also need your own container because there will not be space to share.  IVL can ship your vehicle in containers for maximum safety and even provide Roll...
IVL offers affordable Freight Shipping Rates overseas for relocation

IVL offers affordable Freight Shipping Rates overseas for relocation

IVL offers affordable Freight Shipping Rates For the best freight shipping rates, International Van Lines is the way to go. We give our clients excellent customer service and moving quotes that can fit right in your budget! Are you planning on moving to Puerto Rico, India or Europe? Let’s face it; expenses can get really high when it comes to shipping your household goods. We at IVL not only give you the most affordable rates, but we can also provide with you with a international shipping or local moving quote for free. Other international shipping companies can take so many days before they send you their shipping rates quote or answers to your very simple questions. You won’t be dealing with these kinds of delays at IVL. You wouldn’t have to wait long for your quote to be returned and our representatives will gladly answer any of you questions. What’s even better? ALL THE PAPER WORK AND SHIPPING FORMS ARE ONLINE! Whether you are moving to France or another state, IVL promises you no delays or damage in your shipments. You never have to worry about your parcels getting lost during the transfer and you can save a ton of money as well. For other services such as military or corporate relocation, you can browse around the...
Moving household goods cargo is easy with IVL

Moving household goods cargo is easy with IVL

Moving household goods cargo is easy with IVL Need help with moving household goods from your old house to a new one? We at International Van Lines provide shipping services in the US, Australia, Germany, India and just about every other corner of the planet earth. A lot of shippers deal with many problems whenever they are moving to UK or someplace else. Why? There’s always the hassle of putting things in boxes and lifting heavy pieces of furniture. But why trouble yourself with all of these when you can just get a company like International Van Lines to do the job? With International Van Lines, you would barely lift a finger. Our expert household goods movers can do all the packing and lifting for you. Don’t trouble yourself with carrying the heavy boxes and furniture. You can always ask help from our friendly household goods movers to do tough task for you. You wouldn’t have to hurt yourself. In addition, you get all our great services at a very reasonable price. IVL takes good care of your things and always makes sure to deliver it right on time and according to your schedule. Click on www.mayflowerunitedsolutions.com/IVLOLDSITE/household-goods-movers to learn more about our local and international moving...
International Auto Shipping when moving overseas

International Auto Shipping when moving overseas

International Auto Shipping Do you need auto shipping services when moving to England, India or Puerto Rico? IVL can help you out with all your international shipping and delivery needs. A lot of people feel comfortable bringing their belongings with them when they move to another place. It doesn’t matter if they are moving to Germany, India or England, what matters the most is that they bring along their valued possessions. The smaller parcels like clothes, glass wares and household goods decors are easy to ship because they can just be placed in boxes. One particular item that is considered as a very prized possession and very difficult to ship would be the car. Some families may even have multiple vehicles to ship abroad. Cars are really expensive commodities. To be able to save even a little money, some would opt to have their vehicle shipped to wherever they relocate. We all know that Auto shipping rates, especially for larger vehicles, can be very expensive. Relocation to another country can be very costly and we all want to save every dime possible. What you need is a reliable international shipping company who can give you reasonable prices. Good news is that International Van Lines can give you that and a whole lot more. Not only do we ship cars, we also accept boats, motorcycles, helicopters and cargo shipping. Apart from affordable rates, we provide excellent customer service and care for your vehicle. We make sure that all of your items, vehicles, furniture or other packages, are safe and delivered to you in good shape. For every cent you pay,...
Choosing IVL for your International Shipping and Moving Needs

Choosing IVL for your International Shipping and Moving Needs

International Shipping and Moving Needs IVL provides movers for international shipping to places like Europe, Germany Puerto Rico, India and even Australia. Our household goods moving company offers top of the line service at a great shipping rate ! If you have plans of moving abroad, have you thought about all the tasks you need to accomplish? First up, you have to process all the necessary papers like Visas, work permits and schools if kids are involved. The most hassling of all tasks is packing your belongings and having these shipped to German,y if you are moving to Germany that is. Packing up your things starts off quite easily if you begin with the lighter and smaller items like clothes, shoes, kitchen wares and the like. The hard part comes when it’s time to have the bigger pieces of furniture, musical instruments, art, antiques, equipment or even vehicles like cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and even helicopters. YES, we ship helicopters! In a situation like this, you need a moving company who not only can help you with the packing, but the shipping as well. International Van Lines can ship your items not only to another state, but to just about any country in the world. We have very reasonable shipping rates that can be gentle on your budget. IVL makes every single shipment our top priority so that none of your household goods would be damaged or lost during your shipment. You get your items on time with no damage at...
Three Things to look for in a Household Goods Movers

Three Things to look for in a Household Goods Movers

IVL ALWAYS meets all three of these important factors. Reasonable Prices – You need all the money you can save when you are moving to another place, especially when it’s abroad. You need a good moving company who won’t eat up a lot of your savings. That way  you can set the money aside for more important expenses, like your new home! Safety and Security – From people’s previous experiences with other shipping companies, the shipped packages may lack a few items. Worst case scenario is that a whole box could get lost. Imagine  if you only have just one big box and it disappears. Or if there are two or more, and some of them went missing. Make sure that the household moving company keeps your items safe from getting lost or stolen during the shipment! On time delivery – Other moving companies may promise you affordable shipping rates and assure you the safety of your cargo, but are you sure that they will deliver your goods on time? Especially if your delivery is needed as soon as possible, check out the shippers delivery times by reading their testimonials from satisfied customers and reviews on their website or online. At International Van Lines, we can provide you all these three factors and a whole lot more. We have affordable shipping rates, we promise you on time delivery and the safety of your items. It doesn’t matter if you are having them shipped via air cargo or ocean freight, our household goods movers always deliver the highest quality services because that is exactly what our customers...
4 Easy to Remember Moving Tips from IVL

4 Easy to Remember Moving Tips from IVL

4 Easy to Remember Moving Tips from IVL Moving tips are really helpful in certain situations when you find it hard to pack your things. The International Van Lines blog can give you these shipping tips when preparing for  a move. If you are planning an international move or just to another state, these tips are really helpful. They can aid you when arranging your household goods  in boxes, preparing them for freight shipping, so on and so forth. When putting your belongings in the boxes, don’t leave space inside the boxes. This will cause the things inside to move a lot when transported and it might damage the contents. Fill the gaps with used papers or foam that will act as a shock absorber. It is helpful when you are moving to France or Belgium, that you start packing your things a good number of weeks before they will be picked up for international shipping. This will give you enough time to decide on what to bring along or leave, and what you will need once you arrived. Make sure that you label each box correctly, especially if they are fragile. Doing so will make the international movers pay extra attention to these packages. This prevents your items from getting shattered into pieces. Before you put them in the box, wrap them up properly with used newspaper or bubble wrap for extra protection. Lastly, leave things that are not useful. Some people tend to pack all the things they have without prioritizing and segregating them. Bring only those that are important like birth certificates, Visas, and the like....
Saving money with International Moving Companies

Saving money with International Moving Companies

Saving money with International Moving Companies Some international moving companies charge you ludicrous amounts of money for such poor services like delayed shipments and missing household goods. But with International Van Lines, we give you nothing but the best when it comes to moving or relocation. The first thing that people think about when we talk about moving or shipping items to Brazil, Italy or London is the sky-high cost of shipping rates. This might be okay if they delivered your  household goods items on the day they say they would. Another good sign would be if they shipped the cargo in good condition and it actually arrived that way without any signs of destruction. But if the moving company can not deliver on these basic things, then it’s definitely not worth your time and hard earned money. Yes, shipping abroad can take quite a toll on your expenses, but there are international movers that can help you save costs and provide high quality services as well. What you need is a moving company like International Van Lines. Your valuables are in good hands because we deliver on time, we work hard to protect your cargo from damages and our prices are very...
4 International Relocation Guidelines for Businesses

4 International Relocation Guidelines for Businesses

Relocation Guidelines for Businesses Here are some international relocation moving tips that you can use if you are planning to move your business or employees to another location overseas. For all your shipping needs, remember to choose International Van Lines for the best service and the most affordable moving quotes. If your office has plans of relocating you or moving to Europe for a better career, here are some guidelines you can use. You want to be extra careful with your office belongings so you don’t have to go out and buy all new ones. That could certainly  take a big bite of your finances and existing budgets. Make sure that all your papers are in order. Travel documents and other important files will be checked. If there are problems, this will only be a cause of delay for your moving. If you have computers, glass tables and big pieces of furniture; make sure that you choose a shipping company like International Van Lines to handle them. IVL prevents any damage to your delicate shipment and delivers you cargo with no delays. Important documents should not be packed together with other office supplies. This can make it easier for the staff to label the boxes and locate them when you are ready to unpack at your new location. Label each of the packages properly. If you have a package full of paper materials such as notepads, bond papers and the like, label it with ‘paper materials’. This way, the international relocation movers will make sure to place them on a dry surface and there will be no chance of...
How to Save Money on Shipping Rates

How to Save Money on Shipping Rates

Save Money on Shipping Rates Local and International Shipping Rates for your things, whether it’s household goods, vehicles or office supplies can be very pricey. That is precisely why International Van Lines has affordable shipping rates and the best value for your hard earned dollars. Below are some tips geared to help you save your precious funds when considering moving overseas or within the USA. Double check the size and the weight of your shipment. Some movers may give you a wrong estimate. It’s not always intentional, but it’s hard to guess the exact cubic footage of your household goods. However, if it’s way too over, this will only increase the price of your payment. When the international movers get the measurements and weight of your items, make sure you are paying close attention during this time for any obvious errors. Do your own packing. Shipping and moving companies charge extra if you let them handle all the wrapping and packing of your items. You will have to pay for their time and supplies, including a profit for the company. All you really need are used newspapers or bubble wrap, heavy duty boxes and packing tape. You can save a lot more money by buying these materials yourself and taking the time to pack rather than paying for the packing charges. Most importantly, compare quotes from one shipping company to another and see who has the best shipping rates. Some companies charge way too much to move a couple pieces of furniture. At International Van Lines, we will give you an honest moving...
Corporate Relocation and Moving Tips for First-timers

Corporate Relocation and Moving Tips for First-timers

Moving Tips A Corporate Relocation or moving to another city or country can be an overwhelming experience, especially if it’s your first time. Let International Van Lines help you on your first journey with these moving tips. Moving to Australia, Dubai or Europe can be very scary, particularly if this is a first time for you. Being in a new place with new people can be both very exciting and terrifying. The moving alone is quite stressful but here are some simple tips for you. Familiarize yourself with where you are relocating. If you are moving to another country, get to know your neighborhood first. Then you can start learning where the malls are, restaurants, hospitals and other important places. Emotionally prepare yourself. Others have a hard time taking it all in. It’s a new life for you if you are moving to a new city. Believe in yourself that you can do this. Take small steps at a time. Make sure you have packed all belongings that are needed for your relocation. If you are moving to another country, check that you have brought along important papers such as contracts, Visas and the like. Choose a freight forwarding company who you can trust. Other moving and shipping companies will lose your things, deliver them at a much  later date and there are others who will cheat you for your hard earned money. Beware of these shady international shipping companies. With International Van Lines, a prestigious moving company, there’s no room for disappointments. We only provide world-class...
What makes IVL your Ideal Household goods Movers

What makes IVL your Ideal Household goods Movers

Ideal Household goods Movers International Van Linesare not only your general household goods movers, but we also specialize in military and corporate relocation. If we can take care of our nations finest, we can get your cargo anywhere safely and on time! Read on below to learn why IVL should be your first choice for all your moving and relocation needs. Yes, there are many international shipping companies who have cheap shipping rates and can possibly deliver your items on time. But were your items properly handled? Most of the time, the household goods shipments can contain furniture, antique vases,  paintings and musical instruments. These need to be handled with extra care and attention. With IVL, you don’t have to worry yourself too much. Your precious items are in good hands and will be delivered to you in one piece. When we talk about on time delivery, we really do mean on time delivery! IVL promises to deliver your shipments on schedule. Our clients don’t have to worry about waiting for weeks or months for their shipping containers or packages to arrive. Other international shipperswill make you wait and wait for a later date; IVL delivers right on the date we promised we would. International Shipping can be very expensive, whether you are shipping to France or Spain. The fees also depend on which country your items would be delivered to. There are also additional charges to consider like tax, insurance, port fees and customs duties. If you are quite unsure of the cost, you should ask for your own free shipping quote. By clicking the link at the...
Moving to UK can be easy and worry free with IVL

Moving to UK can be easy and worry free with IVL

Moving to United Kingdom Moving to UK could be really tough especially for those who are not used to relocating. But fear not, International Van Lines is here to give you a hand with your moving needs. Relocation or moving to a new country means a lot of adjustments; having a new home, a new job, a new circle of friends and more. Before anything else, you have to pack your stuff first, then ship them and settle in. How do you  choose the right company from the many household goods movers out there. Let IVL handle your move so you can  think about the more important things like your job interview, paying your bills, and checking on your family. Working with a freight forwarder would be a lot easier, since they’ll be doing all the arrangements for you.  Relocating over seas would be easier than you think. If you think that shipping freight would be 1,2,3, well it’s definitely not. Imagine packing, carrying, and afterwards, unpacking all your things and furniture alone. So why do all this work when you can hire people to do it for...
Moving Tips & FAQ’S

Moving Tips & FAQ’S

Moving Tips & FAQ’S What type of boxes should I use for household goods? Use new packing materials. Although the boxes you might obtain from your neighborhood supermarket may be free, they are not nearly as strong or padded as new boxes. They are more susceptible to causing damage to your valuables in transit. There are many packing material suppliers that will deliver within few days anything you may need. You can place your order online, or contact your local packing materials supplier. What items not to ship? It is recommended that you do not ship the following items: Valuable and important papers such as family records, birth certificates, marriage documents, financial information and other like documents. Jewelry Fire Arms (license is required in some countries) Live Plants or Seeds (license is required in some countries) Open bottles containing any liquids or other contents Flammable cleaning solutions or other toxic liquid substances Alcohol (in hand luggage only) Pressure spray can Check with customs regulations, or call the consulate for other possible restrictions in your destination country. What are the steps in loading a container? The boxes you will need first should be loaded last. This might include toys, cleaning supplies, light bulbs, blankets, pillows and sheets. Read the inventory form carefully, and ask the team leader to explain anything you don´t understand. Make a note of your shipment´s registration number, and keep your Bill of Lading handy. It is your responsibility to see that all of your goods are loaded, so remain on the premises until loading is completed. To insure that nothing gets left behind, always do a...
Shipping Household Goods and Personal Items

Shipping Household Goods and Personal Items

Shipping Household Goods and Personal Items For shipping household goods and personal effects, look for a shipping company that can handle FCL (full container load) or LCL (less than container load) ocean freight shipments. While shipping your cargo by sea may take longer, it can often be the most economical way to ship your goods. Shipping by air freight is faster but also more expensive. Packing & Loading If you are interested in an all-inclusive door to door service or even a door to port service, your shipping company should provide you with full packing and loading of your household goods. Your shipping company should have a worldwide network of agents who can handle packing, loading and provide professional packing material for any circumstance. They should also provide pallets, lift vans or crates for fragile items. All shipment should be safely placed into your own or consolidated container for shipping. Your shipping company should offer full coverage insurance on any shipment that has been professionally packed. Check with your local City Hall to see if you need a permit to have a 20’ or 40’ container positioned at your home or facility. Some trucking companies may require a copy of the permit prior to delivering the container. If you fail to acquire a permit where permits are required, any charges that incur will be billed to you. When the container arrives at your door, inspect it. Make sure there are no holes in the container BEFORE the driver leaves. Sweep out the container to remove any debris, dirt or dust. Tips for Shipping by Sea When shipping your personal...