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Moving to a new apartment is one of the most ordinary situations we can come across 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 nerve-wracking activities possible. Just working out the organization of moving all your belongings from one place to another is quite a job and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the right hauler to help you with removal, it becomes really colossal as well as very stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible and significantly less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings for shipment
The most important thing you need to remember while packing is that you need a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is good to make an inventory of all the things you need to ship. It will not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to check if all of your things were safely shipped to its place of destination. Removal entails shipping a big amount of stuff, including a big amount of small items that can be easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all made it to your new home safely. The next important step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you can. One of the most helpful methods of labelling cardboards is by the room name. So all the kitchen accessories and appliances go into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out 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 hauler) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the shipping vehicle.
Be extra careful with fragile items. Wrap them in protective layers of fabric or bubble wrap and label them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting fragile load and which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them prior to the removal and transport all the things inside separately. Any loose things inside closets or drawers could damage your furniture during transportation. It’s also smart to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Ahead of trying to move your furniture from the apartment, be certain that they will fit via front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you can transport them without dismantling (find at least 1 person to help you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the only way to transport them safely. Be careful with that – make sure you store all the pins and bolts 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 whenever you want to fill the shipping car to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
Whenever securing minor things, such as magazines, tableware, decorations etc., cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s almost certain that you won’t have enough boxes … to fit all your belongings – however there is a couple of methods to get some more. Firstly you may get new boxes in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. But since you’ll probably need quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more affordable way. Try visiting your local stores and ask if they have any boxes they no longer need. Stores tend to have a lot of unnecessary boxes and they are usually willing to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, especially for transporting clothes as well as small stuff. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a sufficient choice for storing clothes, magazines as well as little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards as well as susceptible to breaking, should you decide 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 the same way.
One of the most difficult things to ship are houseplants. It is always safest to move them individually, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he will be transporting. A day prior to the removal water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can before putting them in a container (you must pour off the excess water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the box).
Searching for the right transport provider
Obviously, besides properly securing your cargo for the shipment, it is equally important to choose a suitable hauler. What aspects of transportation should you acknowledge when making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is of importance, especially on lengthy, routes between countries, but it’s only one of the factors. When shipping everything you have you need to in the first place take into consideration if your load will be safe when given to the transport provider. When posting your listing on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible haulers every question you need answered before making your decision about a transport provider but also you may check out feedback left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than feedback given by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is really difficult to asses, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate items, the cost is likely to be higher. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are frequently more economical than transporting your things into another country.