We moved out of our Charlotte apartment on Jan 13. For international moves, it’s recommended to have your stuff not just moved, but packed by the professionals. As in, you don’t put your stuff in boxes, the pros do. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to move any other way again.
These guys took much better care of our stuff than I would have. Every piece of furniture, down to every dining room chair, was wrapped in paper and taped. It’s pretty damage-proof. Unless the crate catches on fire. Hmm.
In the video below, you can see how much truck was left at the end of packing.