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Moving to a new apartment is among the most common happenings we can experience in our days. And despite the fact we move averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking activities possible. Just figuring out the organization of shipping everything you have between houses is a very large task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the suitable transport provider to assist you with the move, it becomes really huge as well as quite stressful. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as possible and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings for transportation
The most important thing you should remember while packing is that you should create a precise plan that you will abide by during the move. It is smart to make a list of every item you want to ship. It will 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 shipping a big amount of various items, among them a big amount of small things that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – an inventory will help you make sure they all made it to your new home safely. Another important step is labelling all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the most common ways of tagging cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as devices go into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and jewellery in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the transporting vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport fragile things. Wrap them in protective layers of textiles as well as bubble wrap and tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting fragile cargo as well as which boxes requires handling with caution.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s important to empty them prior to the removal and transport all the things inside separately. Any unattached things in cupboards and drawers can damage your furniture on the road. Additionally it is smart to secure all the furniture doors as well as 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 loading the furniture into the transporting car. Before trying to move your furniture from the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you can transport them without dismantling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to help you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to ship them without harm. Be careful with that – make sure you have all the nails as well as bolts gathered for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea when you want to fill the transporting vehicle to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing smaller things, like books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics and much more, c … ardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s probable that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a few methods to get additional boxes. For example you can get new boxes in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. However since you’ll probably need quite a few boxes, you can choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting your local stores and see if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Shops tend to possess a great amount of needless boxes and most of the time they are happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, particularly for storing textiles and little items. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be an adequate choice when storing clothes, magazines and little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes as well as susceptible to tearing, if you choose to use them for shipping things with edges (like books, stationery and such). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most tricky loads to transport are houseplants. It is always smartest to move them individually, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the hauler knows what he is going to transport. One day prior to the move water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but also to let them absorb what they can prior to putting them in a cardboard (you have to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the container).
Choosing the right hauler
Certainly, besides suitably securing your load for the shipment, it is equally important to choose a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation must you take into consideration while selecting the right person? Cost of the service, of course, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, however that’s only one of the factors. When transporting all your belongings you should firstly think if your cargo will be properly protected in the hands of the transport provider. Whenever posting your listing on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before deciding upon a transport provider but moreover you may read feedback left by previous customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more believable than reviews given by a person who’s already used the services of the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is quite difficult to asses, because it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or how long the route is. If you plan to ship a lot of fragile items, the cost is likely to go up. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are usually less pricey than shipping your load across borders.