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Moving to a new apartment is one of the most ordinary situations we can come across in our days. And despite the fact we move at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most trying activities possible. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping everything you have from one place to another is a very large task and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and selecting the suitable hauler to assist you with removal, it seems really colossal and quite stressful. Fortunately there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as possible and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing as well as securing your items for transportation
One crucial tip you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent list of steps that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is good to make an inventory of every item you want to ship. Such a list will not only help you pack but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, among them a big amount of small items that can be easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will help you make sure they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another crucial step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the more helpful methods of tagging cardboards is by category. So all the kitchen supplies as well as devices should be placed into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as blankets in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked inside the transporting car.
Take special care with fragile goods. Enclose them in thick layers of fabric as well as bubble foil and tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping delicate cargo as well as which cardboards requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them before the removal as well as ship all the things inside separately. Any loose items inside cupboards and drawers could harm your furniture during transportation. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open on the road. You can use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture from the house, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without dismantling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the sole way to transport them safely. Be careful with that – make sure you store all the pins and screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also smart when you need to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor things, like magazines, tableware, cosmetics etc., boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s ver … y possible that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few ways to get additional boxes. For example you may get new boxes in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably need lots of cardboards, you may choose a more affordable way. Try visiting your local stores and ask if they have some boxes they no longer need. Shops tend to possess a lot of needless boxes and they are usually happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting textiles as well as little items. There is a quite higher chance that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be an adequate alternative for storing clothes, magazines as well as little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes and susceptible to breaking, should you decide to use them for shipping items with hard corners (for example books, stationery etc.). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky items to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously safest to transport them individually, however if for some reason you cannot do that, you need to be certain that the transport provider is aware of what he will be transporting. A day before the shipment water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can prior to putting them in a box (you have to pour off the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting the best hauler
Certainly, apart from suitably securing your cargo for the removal, it is also important to select a suitable hauler. What factors must you take into consideration when selecting the right person? Cost of the service, certainly, is of importance, especially on longer, international routes, but it’s only one of the factors. When shipping everything you have you should firstly take into consideration if your load will be safe when given to the hauler. Whenever listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you may check out reviews left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Nothing is more believable than reviews left by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as how long the route is. If you plan to ship many delicate things, the price is probable to be higher. It’s similar for international removals – routes within one country are usually cheaper than transporting your things across borders.