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I can highly recommend Dominik R. for all your moving needs! Arranging everything prior to the move was super easy. Dominic keeped in touch with us throughout the move. Every single piece in his care arrived at the destination in excellent condition!
Had a move of 20 m3 furniture, packages and bicycles from nothern germany to Greece. Transport service was very good. Litt delay due to boarder queues. Mr.Vasileios works thoroughly and is very kind. For future transports we would ask Mr.Vasileios again.
Moving to a new apartment is among the most ordinary happenings we can come across in our days. And despite the fact we move averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most trying activities that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of moving everything you have between houses is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking as well as selecting the best transport provider to assist you with the move, it seems really huge and very stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as can be and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important thing you have to remember while packing is that you need a clear plan that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is best to make an inventory of all the things you need to ship. It can not only help you pack but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal calls for transporting a big amount of stuff, among them a lot of little things that are easily misplaced 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 labelling all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the more helpful methods of tagging boxes is by category. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and personal items in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (as well as the transport provider) will be able to recognize which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked inside the transporting vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate goods. Enclose them in protective layers of textiles and bubble foil as well as label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” sign). You also need to ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be transporting fragile load and which boxes have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to empty them before the removal as well as ship all the things inside individually. Any unattached items inside cupboards or cabinets could damage your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape so that they cannot open on the road. You can use ordinary Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of the house, make sure that they will fit via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you can transport them without disassembling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to ship them without harm. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to have all the pins as well as screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea whenever you want to fill the shipping car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing minor things, such as books, kitchen appliances, decorations and much more, boxes will be the most obvious choice. It’s almost certain that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however … there is a few methods to get additional boxes. For example you may acquire new boxes in most of the home-improvement as well as construction stores. But as you’ll probably require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more affordable method. Go to nearby shops and see if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Shops tend to have a lot of unneeded cardboards and they are usually willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing textiles and little stuff. There is a quite bigger possibility that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a sufficient alternative when packing textiles, magazines and small things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes as well as prone to tearing, should you choose to use them for transporting items with edges (for example books, stationery and such). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult loads to ship are houseplants. It’s usually smartest to ship them personally, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler knows what he will be transporting. A day before the transportation 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 absorb what they can prior to placing them in a box (you have to get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the container).
Choosing the best hauler
Obviously, apart from suitably securing your items for the removal, it is equally important to select a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation must you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Price, of course, is important, particularly on longer, international routes, but it’s just 1 factor. When transporting everything you have you need to in the first place think if your load will be safe in the hands of the hauler. When posting your listing on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers every question you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but also you can check out feedback given by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be 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
Price of removal is really hard to estimate, as it varies considerably because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If you are transporting many delicate things, the cost is likely to be higher. It’s similar for international removals – routes within one country are usually more economical than shipping your items across borders.