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Changing apartment is among the most common situations we can encounter in our life. And even though we move at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most trying situations possible. Just figuring out the logistics of moving everything you have from one place to another is an enormous task and when you add packing, unpacking as well as selecting the best transport provider to help you with removal, it seems truly colossal and quite stressful. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important tip you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a coherent list of steps that you’ll have to abide by during the move. It is good to create an inventory of every item you want to ship. It can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal entails shipping a big amount of various items, among them a lot of little things that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to check if they all arrived to your new home safely. The next crucial step is labelling all the boxes as clearly as you can. One of the most helpful methods of labelling cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and devices go into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the box, 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 transporting car.
Take special care with fragile items. Enclose them in thick layers of fabric or bubble wrap as well as tag them clearly (including a “This way up” label). You should also make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting fragile goods as well as which boxes requires handling with caution.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them before the removal as well as transport everything that was inside individually. Any unattached items inside closets or drawers can damage your furniture on the road. It’s also smart to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open on the road. You may use regular Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping car. Before attempting to move your furniture from the apartment, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them 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 assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole method to transport them safely. Be cautious with that – be sure to store all the nails and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient when you need to use the transporting car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing smaller things, such as magazines, kitchen appliances, cosmetics etc., cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s probable that you will need more boxes than you have – but there … is a couple of methods to get additional boxes. For example you may acquire new boxes in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. But as you’ll most likely need quite a few cardboards, you can choose a more budget-friendly method. Visit nearby stores and see if they have any boxes they no longer need. Stores tend to have a great amount of unneeded cardboards and they are usually willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, especially for transporting clothes and little items. There is a much bigger chance that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a decent alternative when storing clothes, magazines as well as small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards and susceptible to tearing, if you decide to use them for storing things with hard corners (for example books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most tricky things to transport are houseplants. It’s always smartest to transport them personally, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the hauler is aware of what he is going to transport. One day before the removal water the plants generously and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but also to allow them to absorb what they can before putting them in a container (you must pour off the excess water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting suitable transport provider
Certainly, aside from properly securing your cargo for the shipment, it is also crucial to find a suitable transport provider. What factors should you take into consideration when selecting the right person? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, however that’s just one of the factors. When shipping all your belongings you have to firstly think if your load will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you may read feedback given by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Nothing is more reliable than reviews left 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 hard to asses, as it varies considerably due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is or the route length. If you are transporting a lot of delicate things, the cost is likely to go up. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are normally less pricey than transporting your things into another country.