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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!
Brilliant service. I would definetley recommend.
Cornelius was very reliable and professional. Pick up and delivery all in time. I can recommend his services and will use him again. Well done and thanks. HJB
Moving to a new house is one of the most common situations we can encounter in our days. And even though we move at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most stressful happenings possible. Just working out the organization of moving all your belongings between houses is an enormous task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the best transport provider to help you with the move, it seems really huge and quite stressful. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing and securing your items for transportation
The most important thing you have to remember while packing is that you should create a precise plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is best to make an inventory 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 your new home. Removal entails transporting a big amount of various items, among them a big amount of small things that can be easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you check if they all made it to your new home safely. The next important step is labelling all the boxes as precisely as you are able to. One of the most useful methods of tagging cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and devices go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked inside the shipping car.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate things. Wrap them in protective layers of textiles and bubble foil and then label them clearly (including a “This way up” sign). You should also make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping delicate goods and which boxes have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to empty them before the removal as well as ship all the things inside individually. Any unattached items in closets or drawers can harm your furniture on the road. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open on the road. You can use regular Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the transporting vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, make sure that they will fit through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you can move them without disassembling (find at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole method to move them safely. Be cautious with dismantling – make sure you store all the nails as well as screws gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea when you need to use the transporting vehicle to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing minor items, such as magazines, tableware, decorations etc., cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s very possible that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a couple … of ways to acquire some more. Firstly you may get new boxes in all home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll most likely require lots of cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting nearby stores and ask if they have any boxes they no longer need. Stores usually have a lot of needless cardboards and most of the time they are willing to give them away.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, especially for storing textiles as well as small items. There is a much bigger possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as an adequate alternative when storing textiles, magazines as well as small 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 edges (for example books, stationery etc.). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
One of the most tricky things to ship are houseplants. It’s obviously smartest to move them individually, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the transport provider knows what he will be shipping. A day before the transportation water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can prior to putting the plants in a cardboard (you need to get rid of the excess water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting suitable transport provider
Obviously, besides suitably securing your load for the shipment, it is also crucial to select a suitable transport provider. Which factors must you consider while making your decision? Price, obviously, is of importance, particularly on longer, routes between countries, but that’s only 1 factor. Whenever transporting all your belongings you need to firstly think if your load will be safe when given to the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible haulers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a transport provider but moreover you can read feedback given by previous customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than feedback left by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is really difficult to estimate, because it varies considerably because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If your removal consist of many fragile things, the cost is probable to be higher. The same goes for removals between countries – routes within one country are normally less pricey than shipping your things across borders.