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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!
Great service and very professional. Communication was 100% throughout - before the caravan was collected and while it was in transit and once it reached its destination I was kept updated . Very happy to do business with Virgil . Top marks,thank you .
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
Changing house is among the most common situations we can experience in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most stressful activities that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of shipping everything you have between houses is a very large job and with packing, unpacking and choosing the best transport provider to help you with removal, it becomes truly colossal and quite nerve-wracking. Thankfully there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as possible and significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important thing you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a coherent list of steps that you will abide by through the whole process. It is best to make an inventory of every item you want transported. Such a list can not only help you pack but additionally will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal entails transporting a great deal of various items, including a lot of small things that can be easily misplaced under the pressure of time – a list will help you check if they all arrived to the place of destination safely. The next important step is tagging all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the more common methods of tagging boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as devices go into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and blankets in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (as well as the transport provider) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be placed inside the transporting vehicle.
Take special care with fragile goods. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles and bubble wrap and then label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting delicate cargo as well as which boxes have to be handled with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to empty them prior to the removal and ship all the things inside individually. Any loose things inside cupboards and cabinets can harm your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You can use ordinary Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture inside the transporting vehicle. Ahead of trying to move your furniture from the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you can move them without dismantling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the only method to ship them without harm. Be careful with that – make sure you have all the nails and bolts in one place for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also smart when you want to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing smaller things, like magazines, tableware, cosmetics etc., cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s … almost certain that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a couple of ways to get additional boxes. Firstly you may get new cardboards in all home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll probably require quite a few boxes, you may decide upon a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting your local stores and see if they have any cardboards they don’t need any more. Shops usually have a great amount of needless boxes and most of the time they are willing to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes and small items. There is a much higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be a sufficient choice when packing clothes, magazines and little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards as well as prone to tearing, if you decide to use them for shipping things with hard corners (like books, cutlery etc.). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
One of the most difficult loads to ship are houseplants. It’s usually best to ship them individually, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the hauler knows what he is going to ship. One 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 it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can before placing the plants in a box (you need to get rid of the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the cardboard).
Selecting suitable transport provider
Of course, apart from properly securing your load for the shipment, it is also crucial to select a suitable transport provider. Which aspects of transportation should you consider when selecting the right person? Price, obviously, is of importance, especially on longer, routes between countries, but it’s just one of the things to consider. When shipping all your belongings you need to in the first place think if your cargo will be safe in the hands of the transport provider. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible transport providers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but also you can read feedback given by previous 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 pretty difficult to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo or how long the route is. If you plan to ship many delicate items, the price is probable to be higher. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are normally less pricey than transporting your load into another country.