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Changing house is one of the most common happenings we can experience in our life. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most trying happenings possible. Just working out the organization of transporting everything you have from one place to another is quite a job and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the best transport provider to assist you with the move, it becomes really huge as well as very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as possible and considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for transportation
The most important tip you need to remember while packing is that you need a precise list of steps that you will stick to during the move. It is best to create an inventory of every item you need to ship. Such a list can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a big amount of various items, among them a lot of little items that can be easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will help you make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. The next crucial step is labelling all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the most useful methods of labelling cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as jewellery in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be placed inside the transporting car.
Take special care with fragile goods. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles and bubble wrap and label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting fragile cargo as well as which cardboards have to be handled with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to empty them prior to the removal and transport everything that was inside individually. Any unattached things inside cupboards or drawers could damage your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to close all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape so that they cannot open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture into the shipping vehicle. Before trying to move your furniture from the house, make sure that they will fit through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you can move them without dismantling (be sure to have at least one person to help you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the only way to transport them without harm. Be cautious with that – be sure to store all the pins as well as screws in one place 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 whenever you need to use the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller items, like magazines, tableware, decorations etc., cardboards will be the most effici … ent choice. It’s most likely that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a few ways to acquire some more. For example you can get new boxes in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably need lots of cardboards, you may decide upon a more affordable method. Go to your local shops and see if they have any boxes they don’t need any more. Stores usually have a lot of needless boxes and most of the time they are happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, especially for storing textiles as well as little items. There is a much bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent choice when packing clothes, magazines and small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than cardboards as well as prone to tearing, should you choose to use them for shipping items with edges (for example books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most difficult things to ship are houseplants. It is always best to move them individually, but if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he will be shipping. One day before the transportation water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s important that the plants have enough water to endure the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can before putting the plants in a box (you need to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the container).
Searching for suitable hauler
Certainly, aside from suitably securing your load for the shipment, it is also crucial to select a suitable transport provider. What factors must you consider while making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is of importance, particularly on lengthy, routes between countries, but it’s only 1 factor. Whenever shipping all your belongings you have to in the first place consider if your cargo will be properly protected when given to the hauler. When posting your listing on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you can check out feedback given by former customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Nothing is more believable than reviews given by a person who’s already hired the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is pretty difficult to estimate, because it varies considerably because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate things, the cost is probable to be higher. The same goes for removals between countries – domestic routes are normally cheaper than shipping your things into another country.