Okay, we’ll admit it. We read this HuffPo article about a young family living a nomadic expat lifestyle and we turned a little green with envy. Well, not absolutely green. Not emerald green. Maybe a little chartreuse around the ear lobes – after all, who doesn’t want to have globe trotting kids and romantic evenings in Rome and all that stuff? Adventure is wonderful – but the logistics of adventure aren’t always nearly as much fun.
The key to making the adventurous lifestyle work is to secure the services of an experienced pack and ship company that is very familiar with international shipping. That way, when you want to move your family from Boston to Bogota, you don’t need to develop an extensive skill set to make sure your possessions arrive safely and in good condition. Everything – including the sometimes very confusing customs paperwork! – is done for you.
The nomadic lifestyle doesn’t lend itself to acquiring numerous possessions, but let’s be real: along the way, you’re going to find items that you fall in love with, that you just can’t live without. These irreplaceable items need special care when being shipped. Look for a Boston pack and ship company that offers custom crating. Wooden shipping crates are the gold standard for protecting antique furniture, artwork, and other fragile items.
It’s especially important that any items that are traveling overseas via a container ship are especially well packaged: rough seas can cause the contents of containers to shift, sometimes violently. A sturdy custom built wooden shipping crate can be your possessions best line of defense against damage.
When the details of moving your household around the globe are covered by the pros, enjoying the nomadic lifestyle becomes much easier. As the author points out, the cost of living internationally can be much, much cheaper than it is here in the US. So you’ll be able to invest in superior international shipping services without feeling any financial pinch!