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Moving to a new house is among the most common situations we can come across in our life. And despite the fact we change the place we live in averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking happenings possible. Just working out the logistics of transporting everything you have between houses is quite a job and with packing, unpacking as well as choosing the right transport provider to assist you with removal, it becomes truly colossal and quite nerve-wracking. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be as well as significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for shipment
The most important thing you need to remember while packing is that you need a clear list of steps that you will stick to through the whole process. It is smart to create an inventory of all the things you want 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 safely shipped to your new home. Removal entails shipping a great deal of stuff, among them a big amount of small items that are easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will help you check if they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another important step is tagging all the boxes as precisely as you are able to. One of the more helpful ways of tagging boxes is by category. So all the kitchen supplies as well as devices should be placed into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (and the hauler) can be sure which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked inside the shipping car.
Be extra careful with fragile goods. Wrap them in thick layers of fabric or bubble foil and then tag them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” sign). You should also make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting fragile goods as well as which boxes requires handling with caution.
When it comes to furniture, it’s crucial to empty them prior to the removal and ship everything that was inside individually. Any loose things inside cupboards and drawers could harm your furniture during shipment. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape so that they won’t open during shipment. You can use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture inside the transporting car. Before attempting to move your furniture from 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 move them without disassembling (find at least 1 person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the only way to transport them safely. Be cautious with that – be sure to have all the nails as well as bolts gathered like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart when you need to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing smaller items, such as books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics etc., cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s almost certain that you will need more boxes than you … have – however there is a couple of methods to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you may buy new cardboards in all home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably require quite a few cardboards, you can decide upon a more economical way. Try visiting nearby shops and ask if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Stores tend to have a great amount of unneeded cardboards and most of the time they are willing to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, especially for storing textiles as well as small stuff. There is a much higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent alternative for storing clothes, magazines and little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes and prone to breaking, if you choose to use them for shipping items with edges (like books, stationery etc.). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
Among the most tricky loads to ship are houseplants. It’s always safest to move them personally, but if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he will be transporting. A day before the shipment water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s important that the plants have enough water to endure the transportation, but it’s equally important to let them absorb what they can prior to placing them in a box (you need to get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Choosing the right transport provider
Obviously, aside from properly securing your items for the removal, it is also crucial to select a suitable hauler. What factors must you consider while making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is important, particularly on longer, routes between countries, however that’s only one of the things to consider. When transporting all your belongings you should firstly think if your load will be safe in the hands of the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible haulers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but also you can check out feedback given by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more believable than reviews left by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is pretty difficult to asses, as it varies considerably because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo or how long the route is. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate things, the price is probable to be higher. It’s similar for international removals – domestic routes are usually cheaper than transporting your load into another country.