Deciding about which items to take and leave behind is indeed a stressful part of the process as well. There are others who would want to take almost everything and just sort things out in the new location. This poses a problem since it might lead to excess baggage to France. The best thing to avoid this situation is by starting to survey your house room by room. What are the things that matter to you the most? What are the things that you can momentarily live without?
After organizing your thoughts, you then move on to organizing your space through different containers. Separate those that belong to a particular room of the house with the other. Also, for things that you would rather leave, designate extra boxes so that you will know which one you would give to charity, to people back in your hometown who might make use of it or even just sell it. You can hold a garage sale and sell at lower prices, invite neighbours and friends, see how much you can earn because it might somehow help with your expenses. If there are still those that are left behind from the pile, then just give them.
Removal companies have to comply with guidelines as well. That is why when they are surveying your home, you should not fail to mention everything that need to be included in the shipping. Why? Because once you suddenly include non-declared items, there is a chance that there won’t be enough space to cram them in, thus posing another problem. Work and coordinate well with the staff assigned to do your moving to avoid further delay.
Dealing with excess baggage is indeed stressful. Just imagine a scene in the airport. You have carried all things with you and have indicated which ones you are going to hand carry. However, when the counter weighs in your bag(s), you are told and shown that your luggage has exceeded the maximum free capacity of your airline ticket and that you need to pay a ridiculously big amount for every excess kilo. Irritating, isn’t it?
Thus, always make it a point to travel within the limits and to not exceed so much that your budget will be displaced. What’s best is for you to assess ahead of time so that you can also have a longer time in decision making. This way, the longer you stare at your possessions, the sooner you’ll know and realize that there are those that are best left behind, like memories.