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I would highly recommend this transportation service. They were quick, reliable, and affordable. In addition, the communication was exceptional, and I hope we can do more work with Shoreway Logistics in the coming future. Thanks again
Changing house is among the most common situations 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 trying activities possible. Just working out the logistics of shipping everything you have between houses is a very large task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and choosing the suitable transport provider to help you with the move, it seems truly huge and very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as possible and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for the time of the removal
The most important thing you need to remember while packing is that you need a coherent plan that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is smart to create an inventory of every item you need to transport. Such a list can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to check if all of your things were successfully transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, among them a big amount of small things that can be easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all made it to the place of destination safely. The next crucial step is tagging all the boxes as precisely as you are able to. One of the most helpful methods of tagging boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as blankets in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the hauler) can be sure which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked in the shipping vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate goods. Wrap them in thick layers of fabric or bubble wrap and tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping delicate cargo and which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s important to empty them prior to the removal and transport everything that was inside individually. Any unattached things in cupboards or drawers could harm your furniture during shipment. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping car. Before attempting 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 so, you’ll be able to move them without dismantling (find at least 1 person to help you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to ship them safely. Be careful with that – be sure to store all the pins as well as screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient whenever you need to use the shipping car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor things, like books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics and much mor … e, cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s probable that you will need more boxes than you have – but there is a couple of methods to acquire some more. Firstly you can get new boxes in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. However since you’ll probably need quite a few boxes, you can choose a more economical method. Go to nearby stores and see if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Shops tend to have a lot of unneeded boxes and they are usually happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes and little items. There is a quite bigger chance that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be an adequate alternative for storing textiles, magazines as well as little things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than boxes and susceptible to breaking, if you decide to use them for storing items with edges (like books, cutlery etc.). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky things to ship are houseplants. It’s always smartest to move them individually, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he is going to ship. A day prior to the shipment water the plants generously and give them a moment. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but also to allow them to absorb what they can before putting the plants in a container (you must pour off the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Selecting suitable transport provider
Certainly, besides properly securing your items for the removal, it is also important to choose a suitable transport provider. Which factors must you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Price, certainly, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, but that’s only one of the factors. When shipping all your belongings you need to firstly think if your load will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective haulers all the questions you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but also you may read feedback left by former customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more reliable than reviews left by someone who’s already hired the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is really hard to asses, because it varies considerably because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of fragile items, the cost is probable to be higher. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are usually cheaper than transporting your items across borders.