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To:Spain, Sant Feliu de G (...)
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Dominik made a fantastic job! Very nice and reliable guy. All my belongings were in Germany within 3 days. Would definitely recommend him!! Thanks again :)
Had a move of 20 m3 furniture, packages and bicycles from nothern germany to Greece. Transport service was very good. Litt delay due to boarder queues. Mr.Vasileios works thoroughly and is very kind. For future transports we would ask Mr.Vasileios again.
Changing house is one of the most common happenings we can encounter in our days. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most trying happenings that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of shipping everything you have from one place to another is quite a job and with packing, unpacking as well as choosing the suitable transport provider to assist you with the move, it seems truly huge as well as very nerve-wracking. Thankfully there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as possible and considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for transportation
One crucial thing you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a clear list of steps that you will abide by through the whole process. It is good to create an inventory of all the things you want transported. Such a list will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were successfully transported to its place of destination. Removal entails shipping a great deal of stuff, including a big amount of little items that can be 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 labelling all the cardboards as precisely as you are able to. One of the most useful ways of labelling cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and blankets in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (and the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the transporting vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate items. Enclose them in protective layers of fabric as well as bubble foil and label them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the hauler knows that he’ll be shipping fragile cargo and which cardboards requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to empty them prior to the removal as well as ship everything that was inside separately. Any unattached items inside cupboards and drawers could harm your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape so that they cannot open on the road. You can use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture into the transporting vehicle. Ahead of trying to move your furniture out of the house, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to help you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to transport them safely. Be careful with dismantling – be sure to store all the pins as well as screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also smart whenever you need to use the transporting car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller things, like magazines, kitche … n appliances, decorations and so on, cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s most likely that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a couple of ways to acquire additional boxes. For example you can get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. But as you’ll most likely require lots of boxes, you may decide upon a more budget-friendly way. Visit nearby stores and ask if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Shops usually have a lot of unnecessary boxes and most of the time they are happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing textiles and small items. There is a quite higher chance that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as an adequate alternative when storing textiles, magazines and small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes as well as susceptible to breaking, if you choose to use them for storing items with edges (for example books, cutlery and so on). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It is obviously safest to transport them individually, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the hauler is aware of what he is going to ship. A 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 suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can before putting them in a cardboard (you have to pour off the excess water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Choosing the right hauler
Certainly, aside from suitably securing your load for the time of transportation, it is also important to select a suitable transport provider. Which aspects of transportation must you consider when selecting the right person? Cost of the service, certainly, is important, particularly on longer, international routes, but that’s only one of the things to consider. When transporting all your belongings you should firstly take into consideration if your load will be properly protected when given to the hauler. Whenever listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers every question you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you may check out feedback left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more reliable than feedback given 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 hard to asses, because it changes, sometimes drastically because of 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 probable to go up. It’s similar for international removals – routes within one country are usually more economical than moving your things across borders.