Moving overseas is a big deal, whether you’re going for a job, as part of the military, or for other reasons. It takes a great deal of planning, part of which will involve what to do with all your personal belongings. In most cases, you’re better off storing them until you get back.
Finding a way to store your belongings while you’re out of the country might seem like yet one more challenge on your long list of things to do, but there are actually several options to choose from. One of these is portable storage.
Moving Overseas Storage Solutions
One way to keep your belongings safe and secure while you’re gone is to rent a portable storage container in Dallas. A single 16’x8’x8’ container can hold the contents of your average 1500 square foot home, making it ideal for keeping furniture, personal belongings, and any other items you don’t necessarily need to take with you overseas.
Once you pack your storage container, you can have it delivered to a secure storage facility where it will be kept locked and safe from the elements. When you return, it will be there, ready for delivery to your new home.
Benefits of Portable Storage Containers
There are several benefits to using portable storage when you move overseas. These include the following:
- Avoid taxes: While U.S. Customs will allow you to export any personal item you’ve owned for a year or more without extra taxes, the policies of your destination country may be different. It can be both expensive and time consuming to import everything, so leaving it in portable storage will save you on those expenses.
- Reduce moving costs: The cost of moving items overseas can be very expensive, with international movers charging by the cubic foot. Portable storage doesn’t cost nearly as much as international moving costs, especially for larger items.
- Simplify relocation: Moving a large collection of household items can also be a chore logistically as well. With your larger items being stored stateside, you don’t have to worry about getting them relocated with you—simply pack them up in the container and have that hauled to our secure storage location.
SAM Store and Move portable self storage units in Dallas Fort Worth provide all the features and benefits listed above. They keep your belongings secure and make international relocation easier. To learn more about our containers, contact us today.