Planning for an overseas move can become quite an ordeal if you neglect using a professional moving company. Most people do not realize how many possessions they have accumulated until moving. The first step is to narrow your household items down to the ones you value enough to move a long distance. Once you have sorted through everything, a professional moving company can take care of the rest. They will expertly pack your valuables so that nothing is damaged in transit. Many companies also offer insurance in the event that anything breaks or is stolen. You can also buy insurance on your own.