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Moving to a new apartment is among the most ordinary happenings we can encounter 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 stressful situations that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of transporting all your belongings from one place to another is quite a job and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the best hauler to help you with removal, it becomes truly colossal and very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as possible as well as significantly less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your items for transportation
The most important tip you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a clear list of steps that you will abide by through the whole process. It is good to create a list of all the things you need to ship. It will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were successfully transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, among them a big amount of small items that are easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list 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 cardboards as clearly as you are able to. One of the most common methods of tagging cardboards is by the room name. So all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be placed inside the transporting vehicle.
Take special care with fragile goods. Wrap them in thick layers of textiles as well as bubble wrap as well as tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be shipping delicate load and which cardboards requires handling with care.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them before the removal and ship everything that was inside individually. Any unattached things inside cupboards and drawers could harm your furniture on the road. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You may use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture into the shipping vehicle. Before attempting 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 building has one). If they do, you can move them without disassembling (find at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the sole method to transport them without harm. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to store all the pins and screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea when you need to fill the shipping car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing smaller things, like magazines, tableware, decorations and so on, cardboards wil … l be the most obvious choice. It’s most likely that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – but there is a couple of methods to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you can buy new cardboards in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. But as you’ll probably require lots of boxes, you may decide upon a more economical way. Try visiting your local shops and ask if they have some boxes they no longer need. Shops usually possess a lot of unneeded cardboards and most of the time they are happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, especially for transporting textiles and little items. There is a quite bigger possibility that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will be a decent choice for storing textiles, magazines and small things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than boxes as well as prone to breaking, should you choose to use them for transporting things with edges (like books, cutlery and such). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky loads to transport are houseplants. It’s always smartest to move them by yourself, however if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler is aware of what he will be transporting. One day before the shipment water the plants generously and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can before placing them in a cardboard (you must get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the container).
Choosing suitable hauler
Of course, besides suitably securing your items for the time of transportation, it is equally important to find a suitable hauler. What factors must you take into consideration while selecting the right person? Price, obviously, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, however that’s only 1 factor. When shipping everything you have you should firstly take into consideration if your things will be safe when given to the transport provider. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you may check out feedback left by previous customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more reliable than feedback left by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are considering.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If you are transporting many fragile items, the price is likely to be higher. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are frequently less pricey than transporting your load across borders.