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Moving to a new apartment is among the most common happenings we can encounter 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 happenings that can happen to us. Just working out the logistics of shipping everything you have between houses is an enormous job and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the right company to help you with removal, it becomes really colossal and very stressful. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings for shipment
One crucial tip you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a clear plan that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is smart to make a list of every item you want to ship. Such a list can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a great deal of stuff, including a big amount of little items that are easily forgettable under the pressure of time – a list will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. Another crucial step is labelling all the cardboards as clearly as you are able to. One of the more common methods of labelling boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and devices go into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the transport provider) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the shipping vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate items. Wrap them in thick layers of textiles as well as bubble foil and tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting delicate goods as well as which boxes requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them prior to the removal and ship all the things inside separately. Any loose items in closets and cabinets can harm your furniture on the road. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape so that they cannot open on the road. You can use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture into the transporting car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture from the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your building has one). If so, you can move them without disassembling (find at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the sole method to ship them safely. Be cautious with that – be sure to have all the nails as well as bolts gathered like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea when you want to use the transporting car to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will take a lot less place.
When packing smaller things, like books, kitchen appliances, cosmetics 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 few ways to get additional boxes. Firstly you can get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably need quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more affordable method. Visit your local stores and see if they have any boxes they don’t need any more. Stores tend to possess a lot of unnecessary boxes and most of the time they are willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting textiles and little stuff. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent alternative for storing textiles, magazines and small items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than boxes and prone to breaking, if you decide to use them for storing items with edges (like books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most tricky things to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously smartest to transport them individually, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the hauler is aware of what he is going to ship. A day prior to the move water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to endure the shipment, but also to let them take in what they can before putting them in a box (you must pour off the extra water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the box).
Selecting the right transport provider
Of course, aside from suitably securing your items for the time of transportation, it is also crucial to select a suitable transport provider. Which aspects of transportation should you consider while selecting the right person? Cost of the service, of course, is important, especially on longer, routes between countries, but that’s only 1 factor. Whenever shipping all your belongings you need to in the first place take into consideration if your cargo will be safe in the hands of the transport provider. When listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you can check out reviews given by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more reliable than reviews left by a person who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is really difficult to estimate, as it varies considerably due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is or the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate things, the cost is likely to be higher. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are frequently cheaper than transporting your things into another country.