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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 :)
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!
Changing house is one of the most ordinary situations we can experience in our days. And even though we move at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking situations possible. Just figuring out the organization of shipping all your belongings from one place to another is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking and choosing the suitable hauler to assist you with the move, it becomes really colossal and very stressful. Thankfully there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be and significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your items for transportation
One crucial tip you have to remember while packing is that you need a precise list of steps that you’ll have to stick to through the whole process. It is best to create an inventory of every item you need to transport. It can not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were successfully transported to your new home. Removal entails shipping a great deal of various items, among them a lot of little items that can be easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will help you make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. The next crucial step is labelling all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the most common ways of labelling boxes is by the room name. So all the kitchen accessories and appliances go into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and blankets in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (and the hauler) will be able to recognize which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the shipping vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport fragile goods. Wrap them in protective layers of fabric and bubble foil and then label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping fragile load as well as which boxes have to be handled with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s imperative to empty them before the removal as well as transport all the things inside individually. Any loose things in closets and drawers can harm your furniture on the road. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture into the transporting car. Before trying to move your furniture from the house, 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 so, you can move them without dismantling (be sure to have at least one person to help you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the sole method to move them without harm. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to have all the pins as well as screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea whenever you want to use the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing minor things, like magazines, kitchen appliances, decorations and much more, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s probable that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – but there is a few methods to acquire so … me more. For example you may buy new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. But since you’ll most likely need lots of cardboards, you may decide upon a more affordable method. Go to your local stores and see if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Stores usually possess a great amount of needless cardboards and they are usually happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes as well as little stuff. There is a much bigger possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent choice when storing textiles, magazines and small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes as well as susceptible to tearing, should you choose to use them for transporting things with hard corners (like books, stationery and such). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
Among the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously smartest to move them personally, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he is going to ship. A day prior to the move water the plants generously and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to endure the shipment, but also to let them take in what they can prior to putting them in a box (you need to get rid of the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Choosing the right hauler
Of course, aside from properly securing your cargo for the time of transportation, it is also important to choose a suitable hauler. What aspects of transportation must you acknowledge when making your decision? Price, obviously, is important, especially on longer, international routes, however that’s just 1 factor. Whenever transporting all your belongings you should firstly think if your load will be safe in the hands of the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you may check out reviews left by previous customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is really difficult to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If you plan to ship many fragile things, the price is likely to be higher. It’s similar for international removals – domestic routes are frequently less pricey than shipping your items into another country.