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Changing apartment is one of the most common situations we can come across in our life. And despite the fact we change the place we live in averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most trying situations that can happen to us. Just working out the organization of shipping everything you have from one place to another is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking and selecting the right hauler to help you with removal, it seems really huge and quite stressful. Thankfully there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as possible as well as considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your items for shipment
One crucial tip you need to remember while packing is that you need a clear list of steps that you will stick to during the move. It is smart to create an inventory of every item you want to ship. It will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a great deal of various items, among them a big amount of little items that are easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – an inventory will help you check if they all arrived to your new home safely. The next crucial step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you can. One of the more useful methods of labelling boxes is by the room name. So all the kitchen supplies and devices should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to label both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be placed inside the shipping car.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport fragile items. Wrap them in thick layers of textiles as well as bubble foil and label them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be transporting delicate load and which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s crucial to empty them prior to the removal as well as transport everything that was inside individually. Any loose things inside cupboards or drawers could harm your furniture during shipment. It’s also smart to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You may use regular Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture into the shipping vehicle. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to move them without dismantling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the only way to transport them safely. Be cautious with that – be sure to store all the pins and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also convenient whenever you need to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
When securing smaller items, like magazines, kitchen appliances, cosmetics and much more, cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s very possible that you won’t have enough boxes t … o fit all your belongings – however there is a few methods to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you can buy new cardboards in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. But since you’ll probably require lots of cardboards, you can choose a more economical way. Try visiting nearby shops and see if they have any boxes they no longer need. Stores usually possess a great amount of needless cardboards and most of the time they are happy to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing clothes as well as little items. There is a much higher chance that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be an adequate choice for packing textiles, magazines as well as little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than cardboards as well as susceptible to tearing, if you choose to use them for storing items with hard corners (like books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult loads to transport are houseplants. It is obviously best to move them by yourself, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler is aware of what he is going to transport. One day before the removal water the plants generously and allow the water to sink in. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to endure the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can prior to placing the plants in a container (you have to pour off the extra water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the cardboard).
Searching for suitable hauler
Obviously, apart from properly securing your cargo for the time of transportation, it is equally important to find a suitable transport provider. Which factors should you acknowledge while selecting the right person? Price, of course, is important, especially on longer, international routes, but that’s only one of the things to consider. When shipping everything you have you need to in the first place think if your load will be safe when given to the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers all the questions you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you may read reviews left by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more reliable than feedback left by a person who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is quite difficult to asses, as it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as the route length. If you are transporting many fragile items, the price is probable to be higher. It’s similar for removals between countries – domestic routes are frequently more economical than transporting your items across borders.