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Changing apartment is among the most common happenings we can encounter in our life. And even though we move averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking happenings that can happen to us. Just working out the organization of transporting everything you have between houses is an enormous task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the best hauler to help you with the move, it seems truly huge as well as very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as can be and considerably less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for the time of the removal
One crucial tip you need to remember while packing is that you need a precise list of steps that you will abide by during the move. It is smart to create a list of every item you want shipped. It will not only help you pack but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, including a lot of little items that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – a list will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all made it to the place of destination safely. The next important step is tagging all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the more common ways of tagging boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and devices go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as 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 box, so that you (and the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the shipping car.
Take special care with delicate goods. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles as well as bubble wrap and then label them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to ensure that the hauler knows that he’ll be shipping delicate cargo and which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them prior to the removal as well as ship everything that was inside individually. Any loose things in cupboards or drawers can harm your furniture during transportation. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape so that they won’t open on the road. You may use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping car. Before trying to move your furniture from the apartment, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (be sure to have at least one person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole method to move them without harm. Be cautious with that – make sure you have all the pins and bolts gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart whenever you need to fill the shipping car to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
When securing minor things, like magazines, kitchen appliances, decorations and so on, boxes will be the smartest choice. It’s very possible that you will ne … ed more boxes than you have – but there is a couple of methods to get additional boxes. Firstly you can buy new cardboards in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. But since you’ll most likely need lots of boxes, you can decide upon a more economical method. Try visiting your local stores and ask if they have any cardboards they don’t need any more. Stores usually have a great amount of unnecessary cardboards and they are usually happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, especially for storing textiles as well as small items. There is a quite higher possibility that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a sufficient alternative for storing textiles, magazines and little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards and prone to tearing, should you decide to use them for shipping things with hard corners (like books, stationery etc.). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking cardboards the same way.
One of the most tricky items to ship are houseplants. It’s obviously smartest to transport them individually, but if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the transport provider is aware of what he is going to transport. A day prior to the removal water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to let them take in what they can before placing them in a cardboard (you must get rid of the excess water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Searching for the right transport provider
Of course, aside from properly securing your cargo for the shipment, it is equally important to find a suitable hauler. What factors should you acknowledge while making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is of importance, especially on longer, routes between countries, however it’s just one of the things to consider. Whenever transporting everything you have you have to firstly consider if your cargo 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 prospective transport providers every question you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but also you can check out reviews left by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing is more reliable than reviews left by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price 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 your removal consist of a lot of fragile things, the cost is likely to go up. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are normally more economical than moving your load into another country.