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Moving to a new apartment is one of the most ordinary situations we can come across in our days. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking situations that can happen to us. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping all your belongings from one place to another is an enormous task and with packing, unpacking as well as selecting the best hauler to help you with removal, it becomes truly colossal and very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as possible and significantly less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings for transportation
One crucial tip you need to remember while packing is that you should create a clear list of steps that you will abide by through the whole process. It is best to make a list of every item you need to transport. It will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a big amount of stuff, including a big amount of small items that can be easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – a list will help you check if they all made it to the place of destination safely. Another crucial step is tagging all the cardboards as precisely as you can. One of the more common ways of labelling boxes is by the room name. So all the kitchen supplies and devices should be placed into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised 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 cardboard, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) can be sure which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the shipping car.
Take special care with fragile things. Wrap them in thick layers of textiles as well as bubble wrap and then label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” label). You also need to ensure that the hauler knows that he’ll be shipping delicate load as well as which boxes have to be handled with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to empty them before the removal as well as transport all the things inside individually. Any unattached things inside cupboards and drawers can damage your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they won’t 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. Before attempting to move your furniture out of the house, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you can transport them without disassembling (find at least one person to help you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the sole way to transport them without harm. Be careful with that – make sure you have all the pins as well as screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate parts of the furniture sufficiently. Dismantling furniture is also smart when you want to use the transporting vehicle to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
Whenever securing minor things, such as books, tableware, decorations and much more, cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s very possible that you won’t … have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – but there is a couple of methods to acquire additional boxes. For example you can get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. However as you’ll probably require lots of boxes, you can decide upon a more budget-friendly method. Try visiting your local shops and see if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Stores usually have a great amount of unnecessary boxes and they are usually happy to give them away.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, especially for transporting textiles as well as little stuff. There is a quite higher chance that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a decent alternative for packing textiles, magazines as well as small items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than boxes as well as susceptible to tearing, if you decide to use them for transporting things with edges (for example books, cutlery and such). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most difficult items to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously best to ship them individually, but if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the transport provider knows what he will be transporting. One day before the shipment water the plants generously and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants have enough water to endure the transportation, but also to allow them to absorb what they can prior to placing the plants in a box (you need to pour off the extra water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the box).
Selecting the best hauler
Of course, apart from properly securing your load for the removal, it is equally crucial to find a suitable hauler. Which aspects of transportation should you consider while making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, especially on lengthy, international routes, however it’s only one of the factors. Whenever transporting everything you have you should in the first place think if your load will be safe when given to the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a transport marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible transport providers every question you need answered before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you may check out feedback left by previous customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more believable than feedback given by someone who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is pretty difficult to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as the route length. If your removal consist of a lot of fragile things, the price is probable to be higher. It’s similar for removals between countries – domestic routes are frequently less pricey than shipping your load into another country.