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Changing apartment is one of the most ordinary situations we can come across in our days. 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 activities that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of moving all your belongings from one place to another is a very large task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the right hauler to help you with removal, it becomes really colossal and quite stressful. Fortunately there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as can be as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for the time of the removal
One crucial thing you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent plan that you will stick to through the whole process. It is smart to make a list of all the things you need to transport. It will not only help you pack but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a big amount of stuff, including a big amount of small things that are easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. Another important step is tagging all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the more common methods of tagging cardboards is by the room name. So all the kitchen accessories as well as appliances should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and jewellery in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the box, so that you (as well as the hauler) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be placed in the shipping vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate items. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles and bubble wrap and label them clearly (including a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting delicate load and which cardboards have to be handled with caution.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them before the removal and transport all the things inside individually. Any unattached items inside closets or cabinets could harm your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is smart to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture inside the transporting vehicle. Before trying to move your furniture from the apartment, make sure that they will fit through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If so, you’ll be able to move them without disassembling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the sole method to ship them safely. Be cautious with that – make sure you have all the pins as well as screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also convenient whenever you want to use the shipping car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Whenever packing minor things, such as books, kitchen appliances, … cosmetics and so on, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s most likely that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a couple of ways to get some more. For example you may get new boxes in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll probably need quite a few cardboards, you can choose a more economical method. Visit your local stores and ask if they have some boxes they no longer need. Shops tend to possess a lot of unnecessary cardboards and they are usually willing to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, especially for storing clothes as well as small stuff. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a sufficient choice when packing clothes, magazines as well as little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes as well as susceptible to breaking, if you choose to use them for shipping things with hard corners (for example books, stationery etc.). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
Among the most difficult things to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously smartest to transport them individually, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler is aware of what he is going to transport. A day prior to the shipment water the plants generously and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but also to let them take in what they can before putting the plants in a container (you need to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the container).
Choosing suitable hauler
Of course, apart from properly securing your load for the shipment, it is also important to select a suitable hauler. Which factors should you take into consideration while making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is of importance, especially on lengthy, routes between countries, however that’s just one of the things to consider. When transporting all your belongings you should firstly take into consideration if your load will be safe when given to the hauler. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you require an answer to before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you may check out reviews left by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing is more reliable than feedback left by someone who’s already hired the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is really hard to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If you are transporting a lot of delicate items, the cost is likely to be higher. It’s similar for removals between countries – domestic routes are usually more economical than shipping your load into another country.