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Packing Services

Packing Services

One of the first steps in the relocation process is boxing up your household, and I Love Moving is a professional company that can help you complete the task without a fuss. With our packing services, your valuables will be neatly wrapped and placed in crates. Movers will ensure that your belongings are protected during the long trip overseas.

The ILM team can provide you with full and partial packing services, but also, we can supply you with high-quality boxes and various padding materials. Furthermore, if you have some objects that require special care, we can put them in custom, sturdy crates that will protect them from the harm during the transport. With ILM, boxing up your household will go without a fuss, that’s why you should also take advantage of our other international moving services such as relocation by sea and air, vehicle shipping and oversized freight.

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I Love Moving Offers Top-Notch Packing Services

When hiring ILM professionals, you get to choose between two types of packing services – full and partial. No matter which one you choose, the ILM crew will disassemble the furniture, but also wrap electronics, protect your pricey TV, carefully handle pictures, mirrors, and lamps. The team will bring with them mattress covers, padding, and all other necessary supplies. Furthermore, the crew can hoist bulky furniture through the balcony or the window, when it can’t pass through the door.

After everything is safely boxed up, labels with barcodes and reference numbers will be put on boxes, minimizing any chance of potential loss or mix-up. When everything is done, your stuff will be loaded onto the truck and later shipped accordingly. Before you leave the old home, our crew can also help you by removing debris or disposing of unwanted furniture.

Upon delivery to your new home, our team will unload crates and bring them into your new home. When the unpacking starts, boxes will be placed in correct rooms on flat surfaces. Unpacking continues with unwrapping everything that we wrapped on pick-up. Additionally, if you asked us to disassemble some furniture, we will reassemble it back.

Full Packing Services

When hiring ILM, you will be required to provide a list of belongings that should be packed. Choosing a full packing option means our movers will come to your house to box everything up, but we will also bring all the necessary materials with us. That also means the crew will provide you with smaller crates for miscellaneous things like kitchenware and clothes. This way, all you can do is relax while we do all the grunt work.

Partial Packaging

If you want us to handle some of your belongings, but not all of them, use a partial packaging service. Provide us with the exact number and type of objects you want us to box up, and our movers will bring the best materials and finish the job in no time. However, keep in mind that we can’t insure items that are not boxed up by our team. If you want to insure all of your valuables, consider using the full packaging option.

Boxes and Other Supplies

Your belongings will be in safe hands when you hire ILM. We will not only box everything up on time, but we will also use the finest supplies possible. From crates of different sizes that will fit even the odd shape objects to padding and wrapping materials that will add a layer of protection to your fragile things, we have it all.

Custom Crating Service

The ILM team knows that there are some valuables you wish to protect at any cost. That’s why we offer a custom crating service. Our team will measure your objects and build a perfect crate in our woodshop. Every crate is custom built by the best heat-treated stamped wood, and our carpenters will use only the highest quality materials following international shipping policies. Before we start building sturdy crates, our team will come in for an in-house evaluation. We can help you decide which objects need the most special care.

ILM Can Provide You With More Than One Service

ILM is a professional company that puts its clients’ needs as a top priority. That’s why we will assist you throughout the whole relocation process. Our crew can handle every task and every object from bulky furniture to delicate china and glassware. No matter if you want to ship your vehicle overseas, use international moving services, or storage for your stuff, we have your back. Call us and learn more about the best and most efficient way you can relocate abroad.

International Moving Services

Depending on your budget and time table, ILM can offer you more than one shipping service. If you are not in a hurry and want to save money, use international moving by sea. This is an ideal way to ship all of your belongings across the ocean. With full container load, you can relocate even the biggest of households, and less load containers are great if you don’t have too many items, but still want to save up. For those in a hurry, air freight service is the way to go. If you want to ship your belongings to a new location straight away, and money is not a problem, air relocation may be the best solution. Give us a call and consult with our agents about the best way to relocate.

Overseas Vehicle Shipping

If you want to have a car shipped overseas, ILM can lend you a helping hand. We use ocean freight to transport your car from one place to another. The team will make sure that the whole process goes smoothly. Furthermore, our experts can advise you about the documentation and custom rules that cover overseas vehicle shipping.

You May Need 30 Days of Free Storage

If your new home is not ready, but you need to move out of your current residence, use ILM storage facilities for your belongings. We give our clients 30 days of free storage. Because we want to make you feel comfortable throughout the whole relocation, we will store your belongings in secure and climate-controlled units. Additionally, all of your containers will be organized while being packed, so don’t worry, we won’t lose or misplace them.

The Average Cost of Hiring Movers

There is really no exact price of hiring professionals to help you relocate because the final cost is calculated based on multiple factors. While local firms mostly charge hourly rates, the international companies take into consideration volume, starting and final destination, and the types of services you are using. ILM wants to make the whole process of calculating the rates easier for you, and that’s why there is a free estimate form on our website. Furthermore, our prices are transparent; there won’t be any hidden fees or charges. However, for more precise information, you should give us a call and ask for a quote.

Helpful Packing Tips

Putting everything you own in boxes is not easy, even if you think there are not many items. As soon as you start opening closets and desk drawers, you will see just how much stuff you managed to accumulate. Hiring professionals to do all the grunt work is the most efficient solution. However, before you do, get rid of all the things you don’t use. Decluttering is a great way to lower your overall relocation costs. If you have some valuable and breakable objects that you wish to protect, additionally, consider using custom crates.

10 Items Movers Won’t Pack Nor Move

No matter where you are going, whether you are using a truck, ship, or a plane to move, there are some things that movers just won’t pack nor move. Those are primarily dangerous objects that can be harmful not only to your new environment but also to professionals. To avoid trouble during boxing up, get familiar with items the ILM crew won’t pack or move:

  1. Hazardous Materials such as bleach, propane tanks, or gasoline
  2. Firearms and explosives like ammunition and fireworks
  3. Live animals
  4. Any type of food including fruit and vegetables
  5. Animal food
  6. Plants
  7. Radio transmitters
  8. Fur skins and goods made from it
  9. Prescription medications
  10. Endangered animal goods that require a valid CITES permit

Useful Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Traveling abroad during the pandemic of COVID-19 may frighten you, but if you are taking preventive recommended actions, you will be able to protect yourself. Regular hand washing, staying away from sick people, and not touching your face are just some of the ways you can lower the risk of infection. Furthermore, the ILM crew will take all the necessary precautions while handling your belongings:

  • Every team member has disinfection products in the truck
  • Sick employees stay home
  • The crew wears all the protective equipment such as gloves and masks
  • Every truck and tools are cleaned daily

For more information about coronavirus and how to prevent it and protect yourself, you should visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Frequently Asked Questions About International Relocation

ILM is a professional company with years of experience when it comes to global relocation. We know that there are some frequently asked questions our clients need an answer to in order to understand the whole relocation process better:

  • What kind of boxes should I use for household belongings? We advise you to use new materials. Although the crates you get for free form stores, friends, or neighbors may be free; they are not nearly as strong or padded as new ones. However, if you are not sure what materials you need, you should give us a call. Our team will bring all the required supplies and box up everything accordingly.
  • What is the best way to protect fragile items? If you have fragile objects, don’t forget to point them out to our movers, especially if you boxed up your valuables on your own. Our team leader will advise you on whether those crates need to be repacked or if objects should be put in sturdier, more appropriate containers.
  • When relocating, what kind of insurance should I consider? We will do everything in our power to take care of your belongings. However, sometimes events are out of our hands, and your goods may be damaged or lost. That’s why we suggest that you insure your belongings with all-risk, door-to-door marine insurance. ILM will arrange insurance coverage from Wells Fargo, and while its costs are not included in our estimate, we will gladly guide you through this matter. We recommend that you insure your belongings for the amount of money it would cost to replace them in the country you are relocating to.
  • Can I pack belongings in my car? As of 1998, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation decided that you may not put items in a vehicle on auto carriers. Trucks are subject to an occasional inspection, which includes unloading the vehicles and the things in them. Not only that, but auto carriers are not licensed to carry household goods. To avoid losing your valuables, consider hiring ILM. We will properly box up your belongings, load them into the truck, and transport them to your new destination.

I Love Moving Will Make Your Relocation Fast and Stress-Free

Why should you choose ILM to be your partner in the relocation process? We are an industry-leading professional company with a team of experts equipped to handle different types of relocation. We can box up everything, from one-bedroom flats to three-bedroom family households, and transport your belongings to the desired location via air or sea. Furthermore, we can ship your car or keep your belongings in storage for as long as you need it. Check out our website and fill out the form for a free estimate, or give us a call and ask for a free quote. With ILM, overseas relocation will be nothing but a stress-free adventure.

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I Love Moving Review

5 Stars

...The packers were also awesome!! They packed our 3 bedroom apartment in about 4 hours and came back the next day to load everything in a container to be shipped to London. Really nice guys to chat with while they packed everything quickly and well (nothing was broken or damaged when I got my things in London). Also on this end the crew was amazing. Everything was unwrapped and in place in no time and the guys were very nice.

If moving in general is amongst the most stressful things one has to go through, international moving can be that times 10. Or not!! I really can't say enough about I love International Movers, they truly have chosen an appropriate name!! Trust the great reviews and go with them!!