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Jack was a pleasure to work with. Extremely courteous and professional throughout. Very helpful and patient with loading and unloading.
Excellent job with no problems picking up or delivering my motor bike. They forgot to drop off the cover which they then couriered to me at their cost.
Dominic was super friendly, impressive and very helpful in the transport of my 16 boxes from Dublin to Aachen. Very well organized and fairly priced. From planning, pick up, transport and drop off, everything went smooth. We can highly recommend him.
Moving to a new house is one of the most common situations we can experience in our days. And even though we change the place we live in averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most stressful activities that can happen to us. Just working out the organization of shipping everything you have from one place to another is an enormous job and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the best hauler to assist you with removal, it seems truly huge as well as quite stressful. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be as well as significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your items for transportation
One crucial tip you have to remember while packing is that you need a precise list of steps that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is best to make an inventory of all the things you want transported. It will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all of your things were safely transported to your new home. Removal entails transporting a big amount of various items, among them a big amount of small items that are easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – an inventory will help you make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. Another important step is labelling all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the more useful ways of labelling boxes is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to label both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the transport provider) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked inside the transporting vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate items. Wrap them in protective layers of textiles or bubble wrap and label them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting delicate goods and which boxes requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to empty them prior to the removal and ship everything that was inside individually. Any unattached items in cupboards and drawers could damage your furniture on the road. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape so that they won’t open during shipment. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping car. Before trying to move your furniture from the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you can transport them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least one person to assist you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the sole way to move them without harm. Be cautious with that – make sure you store all the pins and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also smart whenever you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing smaller things, such as magazines, kitchen appliances, … decorations etc., boxes will be the most obvious choice. It’s most likely that you will need more boxes than you have – but there is a few methods to acquire some more. Firstly you can acquire new cardboards in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. However since you’ll probably require quite a few boxes, you may decide upon a more economical method. Go to nearby shops and ask if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Stores tend to have a lot of needless cardboards and they are usually willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes as well as little stuff. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be a sufficient choice for packing textiles, magazines and little items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than cardboards and prone to breaking, if you decide to use them for storing things with edges (like books, cutlery and such). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky loads to transport are houseplants. It’s always smartest to transport them by yourself, but if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the transport provider is aware of what he will be transporting. One day prior to the move water the plants generously and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but also to allow them to take in what they can before placing the plants in a box (you need to pour off the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Choosing the right hauler
Certainly, besides properly securing your cargo for the removal, it is also crucial to find a suitable transport provider. What aspects of transportation must you take into consideration when making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, but it’s only one of the things to consider. Whenever shipping all your belongings you need to firstly consider if your load will be properly protected in the hands of the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you can check out feedback left by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is really difficult to estimate, because it varies considerably because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If you are transporting a lot of delicate things, the price is probable to be higher. It’s similar for international removals – routes within one country are usually more economical than moving your load across borders.