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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!
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
Had a move of 20 m3 furniture, packages and bicycles from nothern germany to Greece. Transport service was very good. Litt delay due to boarder queues. Mr.Vasileios works thoroughly and is very kind. For future transports we would ask Mr.Vasileios again.
Moving to a new apartment is one of the most ordinary happenings we can experience in our life. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most trying happenings that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of moving all your belongings from one place to another is quite a task and with packing, unpacking and selecting the right hauler to assist you with removal, it seems truly huge and quite stressful. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as can be and significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for shipment
The most important thing you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a clear list of steps that you will abide by during the move. It is good to make an inventory of all the things you want to ship. It will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely shipped to your new home. Removal entails shipping a big amount of stuff, including a lot of small items that are easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to check if they all arrived to the place of destination safely. The next important step is tagging all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the most common methods of labelling boxes is by the room name. So all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll see how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, no matter how they will be placed in the transporting vehicle.
Take special care with delicate goods. Wrap them in protective layers of textiles and bubble wrap as well as label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the hauler knows that he’ll be shipping delicate cargo as well as which cardboards requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them prior to the removal as well as ship all the things inside separately. Any unattached things inside closets or drawers can harm your furniture on the road. Additionally it is good to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape so that they won’t open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture into the transporting vehicle. Before trying to move your furniture from the house, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (be sure to have at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole method to transport them safely. Be careful with dismantling – make sure you have all the pins and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea when you want to use the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing minor items, such as magazines, kitchen appliances, decorations and much more, cardboards wil … l be the most efficient choice. It’s most likely that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few methods to get additional boxes. For example you can get new boxes in most of the home-improvement as well as construction stores. However as you’ll probably require lots of cardboards, you can decide upon a more budget-friendly method. Go to nearby shops and ask if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Shops usually possess a lot of unnecessary cardboards and they are usually happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, especially for transporting clothes and small items. There is a much bigger chance that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be a decent choice for storing textiles, magazines and little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes and prone to breaking, if you choose to use them for storing items with edges (for example books, stationery and such). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
One of the most tricky items to ship are houseplants. It is always safest to transport them by yourself, however if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he is going to ship. One day before the move water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to let them take in what they can before putting them in a box (you have to get rid of the excess water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the container).
Choosing suitable transport provider
Certainly, besides properly securing your items for the removal, it is also important to choose a suitable hauler. What aspects of transportation should you acknowledge when making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, particularly on longer, routes between countries, but it’s just one of the things to consider. When transporting everything you have you have to in the first place think if your cargo will be properly protected when given to the hauler. Whenever listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask prospective haulers every question you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you can check out feedback given by previous customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than feedback given by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is quite difficult to asses, as it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If your removal consist of many fragile things, the cost is probable to go up. It’s similar for removals between countries – routes within one country are normally more economical than moving your items across borders.