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Tom is super reliable and I would very highly recommend him to anyone else! Thank you for delivering all my belongings savely! Best, Anna
Dominik made a fantastic job! Very nice and reliable guy. All my belongings were in Germany within 3 days. Would definitely recommend him!! Thanks again :)
I can highly recommend Dominik R. for all your moving needs! Arranging everything prior to the move was super easy. Dominic keeped in touch with us throughout the move. Every single piece in his care arrived at the destination in excellent condition!
Changing house is one of the most ordinary situations we can experience in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most trying happenings possible. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping everything you have from one place to another is a very large job and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and selecting the right transport provider to assist you with the move, it becomes really huge and quite stressful. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as possible as well as significantly less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for transportation
The most important tip you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a clear plan that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is best to make an inventory of every item you want transported. It will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all of your things were successfully transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a big amount of various items, including a big amount of little things that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – a list will help you check if they all arrived to your new home safely. The next important step is labelling all the cardboards as precisely as you can. One of the most helpful ways of tagging boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies as well as appliances should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as personal items in the box tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the transporting vehicle.
Take special care with delicate goods. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles or bubble wrap and then label them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the transport provider is aware that he’ll be transporting delicate load and which boxes requires handling with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s crucial to empty them prior to the removal and ship all the things inside separately. Any unattached items in closets and cabinets could damage your furniture during shipment. Additionally it is good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape so that they won’t open on the road. You can use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of the house, make sure that they will fit via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you can move them without dismantling (be sure to have at least one person to help you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole method to transport them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – be sure to store all the pins as well as screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also smart when you need to fill the transporting vehicle to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Whenever securing smaller things, such as magazines, kitchen appliances, decorations and so on, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s most likely that yo … u won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – but there is a few ways to get additional boxes. For example you may buy new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. But since you’ll probably require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting your local stores and see if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Stores tend to have a great amount of needless boxes and they are usually willing to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, particularly for storing clothes and little stuff. There is a quite bigger chance that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be an adequate alternative when packing textiles, magazines as well as small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes and prone to tearing, should you decide to use them for transporting items with edges (for example books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It’s usually smartest to move them by yourself, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he will be transporting. A day prior to the removal water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but also to allow them to absorb what they can before placing them in a container (you have to pour off the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Searching for the right transport provider
Obviously, aside from properly securing your items for the removal, it is equally crucial to find a suitable transport provider. Which aspects of transportation should you acknowledge when making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is of importance, especially on longer, routes between countries, however it’s only one of the things to consider. When transporting everything you have you should in the first place take into consideration if your things will be properly protected when given to the hauler. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask prospective haulers every question you need answered before deciding upon a transport provider but also you may check out feedback given by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than reviews given by a person who’s already hired the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is pretty difficult to asses, as it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If you are transporting a lot of delicate items, the price is probable to be higher. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are frequently cheaper than shipping your load into another country.