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Cornelius was very reliable and professional. Pick up and delivery all in time. I can recommend his services and will use him again. Well done and thanks. HJB
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!
Moving to a new apartment is among the most common happenings we can come across in our days. And even though we change the place we live in at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking situations possible. Just figuring out the organization of shipping all your belongings 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 company to assist you with removal, it becomes truly colossal as well as quite nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible and significantly less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for shipment
The most important thing you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a precise list of steps that you will stick to through the whole process. It is best to make a list of all the things you want to transport. Such a list will not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully transported to its place of destination. Removal entails shipping a great deal of various items, including a big amount of little items that are easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you make sure they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another crucial step is labelling all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the more useful ways of tagging cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances go into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked inside the shipping vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport fragile things. Wrap them in protective layers of fabric and bubble wrap and tag them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You also need to ensure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting delicate cargo as well as which boxes requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them prior to the removal and ship all the things inside individually. Any loose things in cupboards and drawers can damage your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape so that they won’t open during shipment. You may use regular Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture inside the transporting vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture from the house, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways or 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 ship them without harm. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to have all the nails as well as screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also convenient when you need to fill the shipping car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller things, … such as books, kitchen appliances, decorations and much more, cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s very possible that you will need more boxes than you have – but there is a couple of methods to get some more. Firstly you can buy new boxes in all home-improvement or construction stores. But since you’ll probably require lots of boxes, you can choose a more economical method. Visit nearby stores and see if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Shops usually possess a great amount of unnecessary boxes and most of the time they are happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing clothes and small items. There is a quite bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will be a decent choice when packing clothes, magazines and little items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than boxes as well as susceptible to tearing, should you choose to use them for transporting items with hard corners (like books, cutlery etc.). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult things to ship are houseplants. It is always safest to move them personally, but if for some reason you cannot do that, you need to be certain that the hauler knows what he will be transporting. One day before the shipment water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s important that the plants have enough water to endure the shipment, but also to allow them to absorb what they can before putting the plants in a container (you need to pour off the excess water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the box).
Choosing the right transport provider
Obviously, aside from properly securing your load for the time of transportation, it is equally important to find a suitable transport provider. What aspects of transportation must you consider when selecting the right person? Cost of the service, of course, is of importance, especially on lengthy, routes between countries, however it’s just 1 factor. When shipping all your belongings you have to firstly think if your things will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you can check out feedback left by former customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more believable than feedback given by someone who’s already hired the transport provider you are considering.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is quite hard to estimate, as it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate items, the price is probable to go up. It’s similar for removals between countries – domestic routes are normally more economical than moving your items into another country.