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All the boxes and bikes were delivered in perfect condition. The communication was quick and efficient. Ioannou helped us to load and unload the van. I can only recommend him and his service!
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Changing house is one of the most common happenings we can encounter in our days. And even though we change the place we live in averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most trying activities that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of moving everything you have from one place to another is a very large task and when you add packing, unpacking as well as choosing the right hauler to help you with the move, it seems truly colossal and very nerve-wracking. Fortunately there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be and significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for transportation
One crucial tip you have to remember while packing is that you should create a coherent list of steps that you will stick to through the whole process. It is smart to make a list of all the things you want to ship. It can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal entails transporting a great deal of various items, among them a big amount of small items that can be easily misplaced under the pressure of time – a list will ensure that you will remember to check if they all made it to the place of destination safely. The next important step is tagging all the cardboards as precisely as you can. One of the most common ways of labelling boxes is by the room name. So all the kitchen accessories as well as devices should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as jewellery in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to label both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) can be sure which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be placed inside the transporting vehicle.
Take special care with fragile goods. Enclose them in protective layers of fabric as well as bubble foil and tag them clearly (including a “This way up” sign). You should also make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting delicate load as well as which cardboards requires handling with caution.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them before the removal as well as transport everything that was inside separately. Any loose things in cupboards or drawers can harm your furniture on the road. Additionally it is smart to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You can use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture into the shipping car. Before attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without dismantling (find at least one person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to ship them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – make sure you have all the nails and screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart when you need to fill the shipping car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing minor items, such as books, tableware, decorations and much more, boxes will be the most … obvious choice. It’s very possible 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 can buy new cardboards in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. But since you’ll most likely need lots of cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly method. Go to your local stores and see if they have any cardboards they no longer need. Stores usually possess a great amount of unneeded cardboards and most of the time they are happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes as well as little items. There is a much higher chance that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be an adequate choice for storing textiles, magazines as well as little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes and prone to breaking, should you decide to use them for transporting items with hard corners (for example books, cutlery and so on). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky items to transport are houseplants. It is obviously smartest to move them individually, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he will be transporting. One day before the removal water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to endure the transportation, but it’s equally important to let them take in what they can before placing the plants in a box (you must get rid of the excess water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Choosing suitable hauler
Obviously, aside from suitably securing your cargo for the removal, it is equally crucial to select a suitable transport provider. What aspects of transportation should you take into consideration while making your decision? Price, obviously, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, 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 when given to the transport provider. When listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective haulers every question you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you may check out feedback left by former customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than reviews given by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is really hard to asses, as it varies considerably because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If you plan to ship many fragile things, the price 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.