Tips for moving from New York to Paris
Moving from New York to Paris is easier then it sounds. There are various ways to prepare yourself and save money on your move. International Van Lines is a lisenced freight forwarder that offers international moving services. With locations in Paris, we can provide a seamless full door to door service. Below are some tips to help navigate your way through the moving process.
Is Paris cheaper than in New York?
According to the New York Times, the middle class in New York makes an income between $80,000 et $235,000 per year. Paris isn’t cheap. However, you can live pretty comfortably, making $40/$50K per year. You won’t be wealthy, but you can live a decent life, have your own place, and travel from time to time. With a similar salary in New York, you won’t be able to pay your rent. It’s less expensive to live in Paris, but keep in mind salaries are also less.
How can I move to Paris on a budget?
There are many ways to reduce the cost of moving from New York to Paris. Ocean freight transportation is the least expensive option. It’s based on volume, so if you reduce the overall size of your move, your cost will decrease. International Van Lines offers a consolidation service direct from New York to Paris. A consolidation means we will group your goods with others that are also moving to the same destination. The downside to consolidation is transit time. We do not ship containers until we have enough volume to justify it. The standard transit time is 30 days.
However, if you’re in a hurry, you can also use our air freight baggage service. It’s only suitable for a very small shipment, which consists of a few boxes at most. The transit time will be a few days, and the cost is reasonable. Some other ways to reduce costs are to drop off your household goods at the port in New York and pick up at the destination port in Paris. We’re glad to work with you on helping reduce the cost of your move and meet your budget.
Options for moving from New York to Paris
We offer many options when moving from New York to Paris. The most typical form of transport is ocean freight services. For more significant moves, a 20′ or 40′ container would suffice. They can hold anywhere from a 2 to 5 bedroom home worth of stuff. You would get an exclusive container for your goods, which can be shipped door to door or even door to port if you have the means to pick up at the destination.
Additionally, we offer consolidation services for smaller moves. International Van Lines offers a weekly consolidation service direct from New York to Paris. The standard transit time is 30 days give or take a few. Lastly, we offer air freight service, which is for quicker transit times. You should speak with a relocation coordinator about the details of your move.
Can I pack my stuff?
When moving from New York to Paris, you’ll want to reduce the cost of shipping. A great way to save money on your move is to self-pack. Packing material can be purchased at any local department store like Home Depot, Walmart, or even U-haul. Self-packing is a great way to reduce the cost of your move. You can also use blankets, towels, and t-shirts as protection and fillers. However, there is a downside. When packing yourself, you will only have the option of total loss insurance, which means your entire shipment would need to be considered a complete loss to get a reimbursement on a claim. We would be happy to walk you through the packing process to ensure your goods arrive in Paris safely.