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Dominik made a fantastic job! Very nice and reliable guy. All my belongings were in Germany within 3 days. Would definitely recommend him!! Thanks again :)
Prompt and flexible service. Although there was a delay in the delivery, Ben has been quick to communicate and he kept me informed. Zero stress, recommended
Changing house is among the most common happenings we can come across in our days. And even though we move at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking situations possible. Just figuring out the logistics of moving all your belongings between houses is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking and selecting the right company to help you with removal, it becomes really huge as well as very stressful. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as possible and considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for transportation
One crucial thing you should remember while packing is that you need a precise plan that you will abide by through the whole process. It is smart to create an inventory of all the things you want to transport. 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 its place of destination. Removal entails transporting a great deal of various items, including a lot of small things that can be easily forgettable under the pressure of time – a list will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all made it to your new home safely. Another important step is tagging all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the most common ways of tagging cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies as well as appliances go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as blankets in the box tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the transport provider) can be sure which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the shipping car.
Be extra careful with fragile things. Enclose them in protective layers of fabric or bubble wrap and then label them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting fragile cargo and which boxes have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them prior to the removal and ship everything that was inside individually. Any loose things inside closets or drawers could damage your furniture on the road. It’s also good to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping car. Ahead of trying to move your furniture from the house, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you’ll be able to move them without disassembling (find at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the only method to transport them without harm. Be cautious with that – be sure to store all the nails and screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea when you want to use the transporting vehicle to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Whenever packing smaller things, such as books, tableware, decorations and much more, cardboards will be the most efficient choice. It’s very possible that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongin … gs – but there is a couple of ways to acquire some more. Firstly you may get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. However as you’ll most likely require lots of boxes, you may decide upon a more budget-friendly method. Go to nearby stores and see if they have some boxes they no longer need. Shops tend to have a great amount of needless cardboards and most of the time they are willing to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting textiles and little items. There is a quite bigger possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be a sufficient choice when storing clothes, magazines as well as little items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than cardboards and susceptible to tearing, should you decide to use them for shipping things with hard corners (for example books, stationery and so on). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most tricky loads to transport are houseplants. It is always smartest to transport them personally, but if for some reason you cannot do that, you need to be certain that the hauler is aware of what he is going to ship. One day prior to the move water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to endure the shipment, but also to allow them to take in what they can before placing the plants in a cardboard (you have to get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Searching for the right transport provider
Of course, besides suitably securing your load for the shipment, it is equally important to select a suitable hauler. What factors must you acknowledge while making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is important, especially on lengthy, routes between countries, however that’s just one of the things to consider. When shipping everything you have you have to in the first place take into consideration if your load will be properly protected 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 making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you may check out reviews left by former customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more reliable than reviews left by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is quite difficult to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If your removal consist of many delicate items, the cost is likely to be higher. It’s similar for removals between countries – routes within one country are usually more economical than moving your things across borders.