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Changing house is one of the most common happenings we can come across in our days. And even though we change the place we live in averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most trying happenings possible. Just working out the organization of moving everything you have between houses is an enormous task and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and choosing the suitable transport provider to assist you with removal, it becomes really colossal as well as quite stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for transportation
One crucial thing you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is good to make a list of all the things you want transported. Such a list can not only help you pack but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were safely transported to your new home. Removal entails transporting a big amount of stuff, among them a lot of small items that can be easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all made it to your new home safely. The next crucial step is tagging all the cardboards as precisely as you can. One of the more common ways of labelling cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen supplies as well as appliances should be placed into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and jewellery in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (and the transport provider) will be able to recognize which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked in the shipping car.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate items. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles and bubble wrap and then label them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping fragile goods as well as which boxes requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to empty them before the removal and ship all the things inside individually. Any loose things inside closets or cabinets could damage your furniture during transportation. It’s also smart to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open on the road. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture inside the transporting car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, make sure that they will fit through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you can move them without dismantling (be sure to have at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole method to transport them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – make sure you store all the nails and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also smart when you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing smaller items, such as magazines, tableware, cosmetics etc., boxes will be the most obvious choice. It’s mos … t likely that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a couple of ways to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you may acquire new boxes in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. However as you’ll probably need lots of cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting nearby stores and ask if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Shops usually possess a great amount of needless boxes and most of the time they are happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes as well as small stuff. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a sufficient alternative for packing textiles, magazines as well as small items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable 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 harder than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most tricky loads to transport are houseplants. It is usually smartest to ship them by yourself, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the hauler is aware of what he is going to transport. One day before the move water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can prior to putting them in a box (you must pour off the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Searching for the right transport provider
Of course, aside from suitably securing your items for the shipment, it is equally important to select a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation should you acknowledge when making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, particularly on longer, routes between countries, however it’s just one of the things to consider. When transporting everything you have you should firstly consider if your load will be safe when given to the hauler. When listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers every question you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you can read feedback given by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than feedback left by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is pretty difficult to estimate, as it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If your removal consist of a lot of delicate items, the price is probable to go up. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are usually more economical than transporting your load into another country.