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Changing house is one of the most ordinary situations we can come across in our days. And even though we change the place we live in at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most stressful situations possible. Just figuring out the logistics of transporting everything you have between houses is quite a task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and choosing the best company to assist you with the move, it becomes really huge as well as quite stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as possible and significantly less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important tip you have to remember while packing is that you need a precise list of steps that you will abide by through the whole process. It is smart to create an inventory of all the things you need to transport. Such a list can not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully transported to your new home. Removal entails shipping a great deal of various items, including a lot of small things that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – an inventory will help you check if they all arrived to your new home safely. The next important step is tagging all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the more common ways of labelling cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories and devices should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets 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. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (and the transport provider) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be placed inside the transporting vehicle.
Be extra careful with fragile items. Enclose them in thick layers of fabric and bubble foil and then tag them clearly (including a “This way up” sign). You also need to ensure that the hauler knows that he’ll be shipping fragile goods and which cardboards have to be handled with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s important to empty them before the removal and transport all the things inside separately. Any unattached things in closets and drawers could harm your furniture during shipment. It’s also smart to close all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape so that they cannot open on the road. You may use regular Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture inside the transporting car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you’ll be able to move them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the only method to ship them safely. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to store all the pins and bolts gathered like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart whenever you want to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller items, such as magazines, tableware, decorations and much more, cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s most likely that you won’t hav … e enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a couple of ways to get additional boxes. For example you can acquire new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. But as you’ll most likely require lots of cardboards, you can decide upon a more affordable method. Go to nearby stores and see if they have any cardboards they no longer need. Stores usually have a lot of needless boxes and they are usually happy to share.
An alternative to 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 mentioned, bags will serve as a decent choice for storing clothes, magazines and little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes and prone to tearing, should you decide to use them for shipping things with edges (for example books, cutlery etc.). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult things to transport are houseplants. It’s usually safest to transport them by yourself, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler knows what he is going to ship. A day prior to the shipment water the plants generously 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 prior to putting them in a container (you need to get rid of the excess water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the cardboard).
Selecting suitable hauler
Of course, besides suitably securing your items for the removal, it is equally important to find a suitable hauler. What factors must you acknowledge when making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is important, especially on lengthy, routes between countries, but that’s only one of the things to consider. Whenever shipping all your belongings you should firstly think if your load will be properly protected when given to the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers every question you require an answer to before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you can read reviews given by previous customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Nothing can be more believable than reviews left by a person who’s already used the services of the hauler you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is quite hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If you are transporting many delicate things, the cost is probable to go up. The same goes for removals between countries – routes within one country are usually less pricey than transporting your items across borders.