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Prompt and flexible service. Although there was a delay in the delivery, Ben has been quick to communicate and he kept me informed. Zero stress, recommended
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 :)
Moving to a new house is among 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 before settling for good, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking happenings that can happen to us. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping all your belongings from one place to another is an enormous task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as choosing the right company to help you with removal, it becomes really colossal as well as quite nerve-wracking. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as can be and significantly less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for shipment
One crucial thing you have to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a coherent plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is smart to make an inventory of every item you want to ship. It will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of various items, including a lot of small things that are easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – a list will help you check if they all made it to your new home safely. Another important step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the most useful ways of tagging boxes is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and devices go into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as jewellery in the box tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked in the transporting vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate items. Enclose them in protective layers of fabric as well as bubble wrap as well as tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping fragile goods as well as which boxes have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to empty them before the removal as well as transport everything that was inside individually. Any unattached things inside cupboards or drawers can damage your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is smart to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape so that they cannot open during shipment. You may use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture from the house, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to move them without disassembling (find at least one person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the only method to transport them safely. Be cautious with that – make sure you have all the nails as well as bolts in one place like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also convenient when you need to fill the transporting car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Whenever packing smaller items, like magazines, kitchen appliances, decorations and much mo … re, 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 get additional boxes. For example you can buy new boxes in all home-improvement and construction stores. But since you’ll probably need quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly method. Try visiting your local stores and see if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Shops usually have a great amount of unneeded boxes and most of the time they are happy to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting textiles and small items. There is a quite higher possibility that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a sufficient choice for packing textiles, magazines and little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards and susceptible to breaking, if you choose to use them for storing things with edges (for example books, cutlery and such). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most difficult loads to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously safest to move them personally, but if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the transport provider knows what he will be shipping. A day prior to the transportation water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but also to allow them to absorb what they can before placing them in a cardboard (you must pour off the excess water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the container).
Searching for the best transport provider
Obviously, apart from properly securing your items for the shipment, it is also crucial to find a suitable hauler. Which factors must you consider when making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, but that’s just one of the things to consider. Whenever shipping all your belongings you have to in the first place think if your load will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only can ask prospective haulers all the questions you require an answer to before deciding upon a hauler but also you can read feedback left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more believable than reviews given by a person who’s already hired the transport provider you are considering.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of fragile things, the price is probable to go up. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are normally more economical than shipping your load into another country.