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Easy and really quick communication. Fast pick up and delivery. Everything perfect!
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!
Had a move of 20 m3 furniture, packages and bicycles from nothern germany to Greece. Transport service was very good. Litt delay due to boarder queues. Mr.Vasileios works thoroughly and is very kind. For future transports we would ask Mr.Vasileios again.
Changing house is among the most ordinary happenings we can experience in our life. And despite the fact we change the place we live in at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking situations that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of transporting all your belongings between houses is an enormous task and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the right company to assist you with removal, it becomes really huge and quite stressful. Thankfully there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be and considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for shipment
One crucial tip you need to remember while packing is that you need a clear plan that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is best to make an inventory of all the things you want shipped. It can not only help you pack but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a great deal of stuff, among them a big amount of little things that are easily misplaced under the pressure of time – a list will help you check if they all made it to your new home safely. The next important step is tagging all the cardboards as clearly as you are able to. One of the most common methods of labelling cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances go into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as blankets in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how time-saving tagging can be once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the box, so that you (as well as the hauler) can be sure which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the transporting car.
Be extra careful with delicate items. Wrap them in thick layers of fabric as well as bubble wrap and then tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to ensure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be transporting delicate cargo and which boxes requires handling with caution.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to empty them prior to the removal and transport everything that was inside separately. Any unattached things in closets and drawers can harm your furniture during transportation. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You can use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of 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 move them without disassembling (be sure to have at least 1 person to help you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the only method to ship them safely. Be careful with that – be sure to store all the pins as well as screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also convenient when you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor things, such as books, kitchen appliances, decorations etc., cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s most likely that you won’t have enough boxes to … fit all your belongings – however there is a few methods to get additional boxes. Firstly you can buy new cardboards in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. However since you’ll most likely need lots of boxes, you may decide upon a more affordable way. Visit your local stores and see if they have some boxes they no longer need. Shops tend to possess a great amount of unneeded cardboards and they are usually willing to share.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, especially for storing clothes as well as little items. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent alternative when storing textiles, magazines and little things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards as well as susceptible to tearing, if you choose to use them for storing things with edges (like books, cutlery etc.). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most tricky loads to ship are houseplants. It is obviously safest to transport them personally, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he is going to transport. One day before the shipment water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s important 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 cardboard (you need to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the box).
Selecting the right transport provider
Of course, aside from suitably securing your load for the shipment, it is equally important to find a suitable hauler. What factors should you acknowledge when selecting the right person? Price, obviously, is of importance, particularly on lengthy, routes between countries, but it’s just one of the factors. When shipping everything you have you should in the first place consider if your load will be properly protected in the hands of the hauler. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but also you can check out reviews left by former customers on each hauler’s profile page. Not much is more believable than feedback left by a person who’s already used the services of the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is pretty difficult to asses, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If you plan to ship many fragile things, the price is likely to be higher. The same goes for removals between countries – domestic routes are usually less pricey than transporting your items into another country.