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Moving to a new apartment is among the most ordinary situations we can encounter in our days. And even though 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 figuring out the organization of transporting everything you have between houses is a very large task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and selecting the right transport provider to help you with the move, it becomes truly colossal as well as very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible and considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for transportation
The most important thing you have to remember while packing is that you need a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to through the whole process. It is good to create an inventory of every item you want shipped. Such a list will not only help you pack but additionally will allow you to check if all of your things were successfully transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a big amount of various items, including a lot of small things that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. Another important step is labelling all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the most common ways of labelling boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances go into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (and the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, no matter how they will be placed inside the shipping vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate things. Wrap them in protective layers of textiles as well as bubble wrap and then label them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be shipping fragile cargo as well as which boxes have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them before the removal and ship all the things inside individually. Any loose things in closets and cabinets can harm your furniture on the road. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open during shipment. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping car. Before trying to move your furniture out of the house, make sure that they will fit via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (find at least one person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole way to move them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – be sure to have all the pins and bolts gathered for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart when you need to use the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing minor items, such as books, kitchen appliances, decorations etc., 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 ways to acquire additional boxes. For example you may acquire new boxes in all home-improvement or construction stores. But as you’ll probably need quite a few boxes, you can decide upon a more affordable way. Go to your local stores and ask if they have any cardboards they no longer need. Stores tend to possess a lot of unnecessary boxes and most of the time they are happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, especially for transporting textiles as well as little items. There is a quite higher chance that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be an adequate alternative for packing textiles, 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, if you decide to use them for storing things with hard corners (for example books, stationery and such). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It’s always smartest to transport them individually, however if for some reason you cannot do that, you need to be certain that the transport provider is aware of what he is going to ship. One day prior to the transportation water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but also to let them absorb what they can prior to putting them in a container (you need to get rid of the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Selecting the right transport provider
Certainly, aside from suitably securing your items for the shipment, it is also important to select a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation should you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, particularly on longer, international routes, but that’s only one of the factors. Whenever shipping all your belongings you have to in the first place take into consideration if your cargo will be safe in the hands of the hauler. When listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective haulers every question you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but also you may read reviews given by previous customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Nothing is more believable than reviews left by a person who’s already hired the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is pretty hard to asses, because it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as how long the route is. If you plan to ship many delicate things, the price is likely to go up. It’s similar for international removals – routes within one country are normally cheaper than moving your load into another country.