Contact your international moving company as soon as you learn you will be relocating overseas. Preparing for an international move involves much downsizing and taking a good look at your household and all that you own. Now will be the time to sort through what you can realistically take with you. Many things can be purchased once you are living in your new location. Go through your items and put them into categories. Sell, put in storage, donate, toss out, give away. Consider what you are moving via air freight or shipped by sea freight before you complete a pre-move survey. As you get closer to your moving date, decide what items you will be taking with you: Things to include might or might not include: travel documents, travel clothing, clothes for the next few weeks, passports, medical documents and records, family papers, jewelry, and personal items such as medication and school records etc.