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Moving to a new house is among the most ordinary situations we can come across in our life. And even though we change the place we live in averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most stressful happenings possible. Just working out the logistics of shipping all your belongings from one place to another is quite a task and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the best company to help you with the move, it seems really huge and quite stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible and significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
One crucial tip you should remember while packing is that you need a precise plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is smart to make a list of all the things you want to transport. It can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal entails transporting a big amount of various items, including a big amount of little items that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – a list will help you check if they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another important step is labelling all the boxes as clearly as you can. One of the more common methods of labelling cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and jewellery in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) can be sure which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the shipping car.
Be extra careful with fragile goods. Wrap them in thick layers of fabric as well as bubble wrap and then tag them clearly (including a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting fragile goods as well as which boxes requires handling with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them before the removal and transport everything that was inside individually. Any loose items inside cupboards or cabinets can damage your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open during shipment. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture from the apartment, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the sole way to ship them safely. Be cautious with that – be sure to have all the nails and screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient when you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
When securing smaller items, such as books, tableware, decorations and much more, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s probable that yo … u won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – but there is a couple of ways to get additional boxes. Firstly you can buy new boxes in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll most likely require lots of boxes, you can choose a more affordable way. Go to your local shops and ask if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Shops tend to possess a lot of unneeded cardboards and they are usually willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, particularly for transporting textiles as well as little items. There is a quite higher chance that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as an adequate choice when storing clothes, magazines and little items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards and susceptible to breaking, if you decide to use them for transporting items with edges (for example books, cutlery and such). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky items to ship 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 before the shipment water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can before putting them in a box (you have to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the container).
Searching for suitable hauler
Obviously, besides properly securing your items for the shipment, it is equally important to find a suitable hauler. Which factors must you acknowledge when making your decision? Price, of course, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, however it’s just one of the things to consider. Whenever transporting everything you have you should in the first place consider if your cargo will be properly protected when given to the hauler. Whenever listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but also you can check out reviews left by former customers on each hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than reviews left by a person who’s already hired the hauler you are considering.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is quite difficult to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate things, the price is probable to go up. The same goes for removals between countries – routes within one country are frequently cheaper than moving your items into another country.