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Moving to a new house is among the most common happenings we can come across in our life. And despite the fact we move averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most stressful situations possible. Just working out the logistics of transporting all your belongings from one place to another is quite a job and when you add packing, unpacking as well as selecting the suitable company to help you with the move, it becomes really huge and quite nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as efficient as can be as well as significantly less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for shipment
One crucial thing you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a precise list of steps that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is best to make a list of every item you want to ship. It can not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were safely transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a great deal of stuff, among them a lot of small items that are easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all made it to your new home safely. Another crucial step is tagging all the cardboards as precisely as you can. One of the most common ways of tagging boxes is by category. So all the kitchen accessories as well as appliances go into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and jewellery in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label 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 in the shipping vehicle.
Take special care with fragile things. Wrap them in thick layers of fabric as well as bubble wrap and tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting fragile cargo and which boxes requires handling with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to empty them before the removal as well as transport everything that was inside individually. Any unattached things in closets and cabinets can damage your furniture during shipment. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers using tape so that they cannot open on the road. You may use regular Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture from the house, be certain that they will fit via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to move them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to help you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the only method to transport them without harm. Be careful with that – be sure to have all the nails as well as screws gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also smart when you need to use the transporting car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller things, such as magazines, tableware, decorations and so on, boxes will be the most obvious choice. It’s most likely that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all … your belongings – however there is a couple of ways to get additional boxes. For example you may buy new cardboards in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll most likely need quite a few boxes, you can choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting nearby shops and ask if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Shops usually have a great amount of needless cardboards and most of the time they are happy to give them away.
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 be a decent alternative for packing textiles, magazines as well as little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes and susceptible to tearing, if you decide to use them for storing things with hard corners (like books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking cardboards the same way.
Among the most difficult things to ship are houseplants. It is always best to ship them by yourself, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the transport provider knows what he will be shipping. One day before the transportation water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can before placing them in a container (you have to pour off the extra water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the cardboard).
Choosing suitable transport provider
Obviously, besides properly securing your cargo for the shipment, it is also crucial to choose a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation must you take into consideration while making your decision? Price, of course, is of importance, particularly on lengthy, routes between countries, however that’s just 1 factor. Whenever shipping everything you have you have to firstly take into consideration if your cargo will be properly protected in the hands of the transport provider. Whenever listing your delivery on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but also you can check out reviews given by former customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more believable than feedback given by someone who’s already hired the transport provider you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to asses, because it varies considerably due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If you are transporting many fragile items, the cost is probable to be higher. The same goes for removals between countries – domestic routes are normally less pricey than shipping your load across borders.