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Dominik made a fantastic job! Very nice and reliable guy. All my belongings were in Germany within 3 days. Would definitely recommend him!! Thanks again :)
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!
Moving to a new apartment is one of the most common situations we can experience in our days. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most trying happenings that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of transporting everything you have from one place to another is a very large job and when you add packing, unpacking and selecting the right company to assist you with removal, it seems truly colossal as well as very nerve-wracking. Fortunately there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for the time of the removal
One crucial tip you have to remember while packing is that you should create a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to through the whole process. It is smart to create an inventory of all the things you need to ship. Such a list will not only help you pack but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, among them a lot of small things that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another important step is tagging all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the most common methods of tagging cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as personal items in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked in the shipping car.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate goods. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles and bubble wrap and then label them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be shipping fragile cargo and 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 as well as transport all the things inside individually. Any loose items in closets and cabinets could harm your furniture during transportation. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping car. Before trying to move your furniture from the house, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your building has one). If so, you can move them without dismantling (find at least 1 person to assist you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the only way to ship them safely. Be cautious with that – make sure you store all the nails as well as bolts gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart whenever you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
Whenever securing smaller items, such as magazines, tableware, decorations and so on, boxes will be the most obvious choice. … It’s probable that you will need more boxes than you have – but there is a few methods to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you may acquire new boxes in all home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll probably require lots of boxes, you can decide upon a more economical way. Try visiting your local shops and see if they have any cardboards they don’t need any more. Stores tend to have a great amount of unneeded cardboards and they are usually willing to give them away.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, particularly for storing textiles and little items. There is a much bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent choice for storing clothes, 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 decide to use them for storing items with edges (like books, cutlery and so on). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It’s always best to ship them personally, however if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler is aware of what he will be transporting. One day prior to the move water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s important that the plants have enough water to endure the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can before placing them in a cardboard (you must get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the container).
Selecting the right transport provider
Of course, apart from properly securing your load for the time of transportation, it is also important to choose a suitable hauler. Which factors must you consider while making your decision? Cost of the service, of course, is of importance, particularly on lengthy, routes between countries, but it’s only 1 factor. Whenever transporting all your belongings you need to firstly consider if your load will be safe when given to the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers all the questions you require an answer to before deciding upon a transport provider but also you may read feedback given by previous customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more reliable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is quite difficult to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If you are transporting a lot of fragile items, the cost is likely to go up. The same goes for removals between countries – domestic routes are usually less pricey than moving your load into another country.