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Changing house is among the most common happenings we can come across in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most stressful activities that can happen to us. Just working out the organization of transporting everything you have between houses is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking as well as selecting the best company to help you with removal, it seems really huge and very stressful. Fortunately there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing as well as securing your items for shipment
The most important thing you should remember while packing is that you should create a precise plan that you will abide by during the move. It is best to make a list of every item you want to ship. It will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal entails shipping a big amount of various items, among them a lot of little items that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to check if they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another important step is labelling all the cardboards as precisely as you are able to. One of the more common methods of labelling boxes is by category. So all the kitchen supplies as well as appliances should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as jewellery in the box tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (as well as the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked in the transporting vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport fragile things. Enclose them in thick layers of fabric or bubble wrap as well as label them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be transporting fragile goods and which cardboards requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them prior to the removal and transport everything that was inside separately. Any unattached things inside closets or cabinets can damage your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is good to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You can use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture into the transporting vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, be certain that they will fit via front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you can transport them without dismantling (be sure to have at least one person to assist you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the only way to transport them without harm. Be careful with that – be sure to have all the pins and bolts gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea whenever you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
Whenever securing smaller items, like magazines, kitchen appliances, cosmetics etc., boxes will be the smartest choice. It’s almost certain that you wo … n’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a couple of methods to get some more. For example you can get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement as well as construction stores. However as you’ll most likely require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly method. Go to your local shops and see if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Shops usually have a lot of needless boxes and most of the time they are happy to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, especially for storing textiles and small items. There is a much bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as an adequate choice for packing textiles, magazines as well as little things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes as well as susceptible to tearing, should you choose to use them for storing items with edges (for example books, stationery and so on). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
Among the most tricky things to ship are houseplants. It is usually best to ship them personally, however if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he will be shipping. A day prior to the move water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to endure the shipment, but also to let them take in what they can before putting the plants in a box (you must get rid of the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Choosing the right transport provider
Obviously, besides suitably securing your items for the time of transportation, it is also important to choose a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation must you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Price, certainly, is important, particularly on lengthy, routes between countries, however it’s only one of the factors. When shipping everything you have you should in the first place consider if your cargo will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. When listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers all the questions you require an answer to before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you may check out feedback left by previous customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much is more reliable than reviews given by a person who’s already used the services of the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is really hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If your removal consist of many fragile things, the price is likely to be higher. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are normally more economical than moving your items into another country.