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Changing house is among the most ordinary happenings we can experience in our days. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most stressful situations that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of shipping all your belongings between houses is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking and choosing the best hauler to assist you with removal, it seems truly colossal as well as very nerve-wracking. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as possible as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for transportation
One crucial thing you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a coherent plan that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is good to create an inventory of every item you want transported. It will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were safely transported to its place of destination. Removal entails shipping a big amount of stuff, including a big amount of small items that are easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to check if they all made it to the place of destination safely. The next crucial step is labelling all the cardboards as precisely as you are able to. One of the most useful methods of tagging cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as appliances should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as jewellery in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, so that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked in the shipping vehicle.
Be extra careful with fragile items. Wrap them in protective layers of fabric or bubble foil as well as tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be shipping delicate load as well as which boxes requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to empty them before the removal and transport all the things inside separately. Any unattached things inside cupboards and cabinets can harm your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open on the road. You may use regular Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture into the transporting car. Ahead of trying to move your furniture from the house, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you can move them without disassembling (find at least one person to help you!). If they can’t, dismantling 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 gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea when you need to fill the transporting car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor items, like books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics etc., … boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s very possible that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a couple of ways to acquire some more. For example you can get new cardboards in all home-improvement or construction stores. However as you’ll most likely need lots of boxes, you can choose a more economical method. Visit your local stores and see if they have any cardboards they don’t need any more. Stores usually have a lot of unneeded boxes and most of the time they are happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, particularly for storing textiles and little items. There is a quite higher possibility that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will be an adequate choice when packing clothes, magazines as well as little items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards as well as susceptible to breaking, should you choose to use them for transporting items with edges (for example books, cutlery etc.). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
Among the most tricky items to ship are houseplants. It is always safest to ship them individually, 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 shipment water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to endure the transportation, but also to allow them to absorb what they can prior to putting them in a box (you have to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Choosing suitable hauler
Certainly, aside from suitably securing your cargo for the removal, it is equally crucial to choose a suitable hauler. What factors should you take into consideration while selecting the right person? Cost of the service, of course, is important, particularly on longer, routes between countries, but that’s just 1 factor. When shipping all your belongings you should in the first place take into consideration if your load will be properly protected in the hands of the hauler. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you may check out reviews left by previous customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Nothing is more reliable than feedback given by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is really hard to estimate, as it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or how long the route is. If your removal consist of many delicate things, the price is probable to go up. It’s similar for international removals – domestic routes are normally less pricey than shipping your things into another country.