The moment has finally arrived. You’ve got your tickets, your passport and your visa. You’ve got your new destination; be it Australia, Canada or South Africa. Now you’ve got to ship your beloved sofa and much-loved paintings thousands of miles away, hoping that you’ll see them again in a completely new space and time.

If you’ve picked PSS International Removals to help you make the leap there will be no need to keep your fingers crossed. With 33 years of experience shipping people abroad, ours is a well-oiled machine and moving day should run smoothly.

With your very own Move Manager assigned prior to the big day, they’ll be no surprises as to when the packing crew are turning up. No chance of greeting them in your pyjamas as the Move Manager will have given you plenty of warning and this is especially important if you have resident parking bays surrounding your property. You’ll need to inform the local council prior to the move and ask them to suspend the relevant bays so removal lorries can park easily. Ask the Move Manager for advice about the size of bay that needs to be reserved. As a guide – a shared container 1-2 bays, 20ft container 3-5 bays (allows for our vehicle and container plus loading space), 40ft container 5-7 bays (allows for our vehicle and container plus loading space).

Someone will need to be at the property to let the packing team in but this doesn’t have to be the homeowner and they don’t need to stay all day. PSS however do recommend someone remains present during the packing process just in case there are any queries. You should have already confirmed with your Move Manager what’s going and what’s staying, but if you suddenly have a change of heart about an item, maybe you really can’t be parted from your mother’s dresser, the removal team will be able to accommodate your wishes.

The good news is that you don’t have to pack anything. In fact, PSS recommend that you let the experts wrap, box and cover. Your belongings are travelling many miles and it is important that they are packed using the correct materials. All items are packed into export-approved cartons and all furniture is wrapped and protected using six ply export approved blankets. Mattresses will be placed inside mattress bags, antiques will be carded over and china and glassware will be wrapped in greaseproof tissue and packed upright and all personal items will be packed into cartons. Some lighter items such as clothing and bedding can be left inside drawers but bigger and heavier pieces need to be packed separately.

That said, if you are really keen to pack something precious to you the team will let you. They will ask however that you leave the box unsealed so they can make a full inventory of what’s contained. This will also happen with the furniture and boxes that they have packed. You’ll be given a full inventory once the packing service is complete.

Your goods will be then loaded onto the lorry or container. 90% of full containers are loaded at your home but this may be different if you are only using a part container service. In this case a PSS lorry will take the goods away before they are loaded for shipment back at the depot.

Finally, PSS International Removals will take any unwanted goods to the refuge depot for an extra charge. If you want them delivered to a charity shop though, they’ll do that for free.

PSS International removals is a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receive a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 33 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance in ensuring that our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves. Contact us now for a free estimators survey, online moving and baggage quote.