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Changing apartment is among the most common happenings we can come across in our days. And despite the fact we change the place we live in averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking activities possible. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping all your belongings from one place to another is a very large task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the best hauler to assist you with the move, it seems really colossal and quite stressful. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be as well as considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for the time of the removal
One crucial thing you have to 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 smart to create a list of every item you need to transport. Such a list can not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were safely shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a big amount of stuff, including a big amount of little things that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you check if they all made it to your new home safely. The next crucial step is labelling all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the most common ways of tagging boxes is by category. For example all the kitchen supplies as well as appliances go into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and jewellery in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the transporting vehicle.
Be extra careful with delicate things. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles and bubble foil and tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting delicate goods as well as which boxes requires handling with caution.
When it comes to furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them before the removal and transport everything that was inside individually. Any loose items in cupboards and drawers could harm your furniture on the road. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You can use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping car. Before trying to move your furniture out of the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the sole way to transport them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – be sure to store all the pins as well as screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient when you want to fill the transporting car to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Wh … en securing minor things, such as books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics and so on, boxes will be the most obvious choice. It’s very possible that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few ways to get additional boxes. For example you can acquire new boxes in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. However since you’ll most likely need lots of boxes, you can decide upon a more economical way. Go to your local stores and ask if they have some boxes they no longer need. Stores tend to possess a great amount of needless boxes and they are usually happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, especially for transporting textiles and little stuff. There is a quite bigger possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a sufficient choice for packing textiles, magazines as well as little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes and prone to tearing, if you choose to use them for transporting items with edges (for example books, stationery etc.). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
Among the most tricky loads to ship are houseplants. It’s always best to move them personally, but if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the hauler is aware of what he is going to transport. One day prior to the shipment water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to endure the shipment, but it’s equally important to let them take in what they can prior to putting them in a container (you need to pour off the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Searching for the right hauler
Of course, aside from suitably securing your cargo for the time of transportation, it is also crucial to select a suitable transport provider. What factors must you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Price, of course, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, but that’s only 1 factor. When shipping everything you have you should firstly think if your cargo will be safe in the hands of the hauler. When listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers every question you require an answer to before deciding upon a hauler but also you can check out feedback left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than feedback left by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is quite difficult to asses, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If your removal consist of many delicate items, the cost is probable to be higher. It’s similar for removals between countries – domestic routes are frequently cheaper than transporting your things across borders.