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Moving to a new house is one of the most common situations we can come across in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most stressful situations possible. Just working out the logistics of transporting everything you have between houses is quite a task and when you add packing, unpacking and choosing the suitable company to assist you with the move, it becomes truly colossal and very stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings for shipment
One crucial thing you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a clear plan that you’ll have to stick to through the whole process. It is best to make an inventory of every item you need to ship. Such a list will not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to check if all of your things were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, including a big amount of little things that are easily forgettable 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. Another important step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you can. One of the most helpful ways of tagging cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and jewellery in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so 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 vehicle.
Be extra careful with delicate things. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles or bubble foil and tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping fragile cargo as well as which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to empty them before the removal as well as ship all the things inside individually. Any loose things inside cupboards or drawers could damage your furniture on the road. Additionally it is good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You can use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping vehicle. Ahead of trying to move your furniture out of the apartment, be certain that they will fit through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building 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 only method to ship them safely. Be cautious with that – make sure you have all the pins as well as bolts gathered like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient whenever you need to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing smaller items, such as magazines, kitchen appliances, cosmetics and so on, cardboards will be the most efficient choice. It’s most likely that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – … however there is a few methods to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you may buy new boxes in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. However as you’ll most likely require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly way. Go to nearby shops and ask if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Stores usually have a great amount of unnecessary cardboards and they are usually happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, especially for storing clothes as well as small items. There is a quite higher possibility that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will be an adequate alternative for packing clothes, magazines as well as small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes as well as prone to breaking, if you decide to use them for shipping things with hard corners (like books, stationery etc.). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most difficult things to ship are houseplants. It’s usually best to transport them by yourself, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the hauler knows what he will be shipping. One day before the transportation water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can before placing the plants in a box (you have to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting suitable hauler
Obviously, aside from properly securing your items for the shipment, it is also crucial to select a suitable transport provider. What aspects of transportation should you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Price, certainly, is of importance, especially on lengthy, international routes, however that’s only 1 factor. When transporting all your belongings you have to in the first place consider if your cargo will be properly protected when given to the hauler. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon 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 feedback given by a person who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is really hard to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as the route length. If your removal consist of a lot of delicate items, the cost is likely to go up. It’s similar for international removals – domestic routes are usually more economical than shipping your load into another country.