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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!
Changing house is among the most ordinary happenings we can come across in our life. And despite the fact we move 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 everything you have between houses is an enormous job and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and choosing the best company to assist you with the move, it becomes really colossal and quite stressful. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be as well as significantly less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings 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 abide by through the whole process. It is smart to make a list of every item you want shipped. It can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were safely shipped to its place of destination. Removal entails transporting a great deal of various items, including a lot of little items that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – a list will help you check if they all arrived to your new home safely. Another crucial step is tagging all the cardboards as precisely as you are able to. One of the more common methods of tagging boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as devices should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and personal items in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the hauler) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the shipping car.
Be extra careful with delicate goods. Wrap them in thick layers of fabric or bubble foil and tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping delicate load as well as which boxes have to be handled with caution.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to empty them prior to the removal as well as ship all the things inside separately. Any unattached things inside closets or cabinets could harm your furniture on the road. Additionally it is good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You may use regular Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture from the house, make sure 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 can transport them without dismantling (make sure that you have at least one person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the only way to transport them safely. Be cautious with that – make sure you have all the nails and screws gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also smart whenever you want to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
Whenever securing minor things, like books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics 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 couple of ways to get some more. Firstly you can acquire new cardboards in most of the home-improvement as well as construction stores. But since you’ll most likely need quite a few cardboards, you can choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting nearby stores and ask if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Shops usually possess a great amount of unnecessary boxes and they are usually willing to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing clothes and small items. There is a much bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a decent alternative for storing clothes, magazines as well as little things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards and prone to breaking, if you decide to use them for transporting items with hard corners (like books, stationery and such). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most difficult things to transport are houseplants. It is usually best to move them individually, however if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he is going to ship. A day prior to the move water the plants thoroughly and let them sit. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but also to let them take in what they can prior to putting the plants in a box (you need to get rid of the excess water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting the best hauler
Certainly, aside from properly securing your load for the removal, it is equally important to select a suitable transport provider. What factors should you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, however that’s just one of the things to consider. When transporting all your belongings you should in the first place take into consideration if your load will be safe when given to the transport provider. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but also you can check out reviews left by former customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more believable than reviews left by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If you plan to ship many fragile items, the price is likely to be higher. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are normally more economical than moving your things across borders.