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Moving to a new house is among the most ordinary happenings we can come across in our life. And even though we change the place we live in averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking activities possible. Just working out the organization of shipping all your belongings from one place to another is an enormous job and when you add packing, unpacking and selecting the right transport provider to help you with removal, it seems truly huge and very stressful. Fortunately there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as can be and significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for shipment
The most important tip you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to through the whole process. It is good to make a list of all the things you want transported. It will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of various items, including a big amount of little items that are easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another important step is tagging all the cardboards as clearly as you are able to. One of the most common ways of tagging cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and blankets in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll see how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (as well as the transport provider) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked inside the shipping vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate goods. Wrap them in protective layers of textiles as well as bubble foil and tag them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You also need to ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be shipping delicate goods as well as which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s imperative to empty them before the removal and transport all the things inside individually. Any loose items inside cupboards and drawers can damage your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the transporting 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 building has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without dismantling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the only method to ship them without harm. Be careful with that – be sure to have all the pins as well as screws gathered for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient whenever you want to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller things, like books, tableware, decorations and so on, boxes will be the smartes … t choice. It’s very possible that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few ways to acquire some more. For example you may buy new cardboards in all home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably require lots of boxes, you can choose a more economical method. Visit your local stores and see if they have any boxes they no longer need. Shops tend to have a lot of unnecessary cardboards and they are usually willing to give them away.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, especially for transporting clothes and small items. There is a much higher chance that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will be a sufficient alternative for packing textiles, magazines and small things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes and susceptible to tearing, if you decide to use them for transporting items with edges (like books, cutlery etc.). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It is usually smartest to ship them by yourself, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he is going to transport. One day before the removal water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to endure the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can before placing the plants in a container (you must pour off the extra water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Choosing the best hauler
Obviously, apart from suitably securing your cargo for the shipment, it is equally important to find a suitable transport provider. Which factors should you take into consideration while selecting the right person? Cost of the service, of course, is of importance, particularly on lengthy, international routes, but that’s just one of the things to consider. Whenever transporting all your belongings you should in the first place take into consideration if your things will be safe when given to the transport provider. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible transport providers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but also you can read feedback left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the hauler you are considering.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is pretty hard to asses, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as how long the route is. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate items, the price is likely to go up. It’s similar for removals between countries – routes within one country are usually more economical than moving your things across borders.