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To:Spain, Sant Feliu de G (...)
To:United Kingdom, Helensburgh
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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.
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 :)
Moving to a new apartment is one of the most common happenings we can come across in our days. And despite the fact we move at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most stressful situations that can happen to us. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping everything you have between houses is an enormous job and when you add packing, unpacking and choosing the suitable company to help you with removal, it seems really huge and quite stressful. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as efficient as possible as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for transportation
The most important thing you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent list of steps that you’ll have to abide by through the whole process. It is smart to create an inventory of every item you need to ship. Such a list will not only help you pack but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were safely transported to your new home. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of various items, including a big amount of small items that can be easily misplaced when packed in a hurry – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to check if they all arrived to the place of destination safely. Another crucial step is labelling all the boxes as precisely as you can. One of the more helpful ways of labelling cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as devices should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows and personal items in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll see how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the transport provider) can be sure which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked inside the transporting vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate goods. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles and bubble wrap and then tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting fragile load as well as which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them before the removal as well as ship all the things inside individually. Any loose items in closets or cabinets can harm your furniture on the road. It’s also good to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape so that they won’t open during transportation. You may use regular Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture inside the transporting vehicle. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture from the house, make sure that they will fit through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your building has one). If so, you’ll be able to move them without disassembling (be sure to have at least one person to help you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the only method to ship them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – make sure you store all the pins as well as screws gathered for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also smart whenever you want to fill the shipping car to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor items, such as magazines, tableware, decorations etc., cardboards will be the smartest cho … ice. It’s very possible that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few methods to acquire some more. For example you may buy new cardboards in all home-improvement as well as construction stores. But since you’ll probably need quite a few cardboards, you can decide upon a more budget-friendly method. Try visiting your local stores and see if they have any boxes they no longer need. Shops usually possess a great amount of needless boxes and most of the time they are willing to give them away.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, especially for transporting clothes and small items. There is a quite higher possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be a sufficient alternative when packing textiles, magazines as well as little items, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than cardboards and susceptible to tearing, should you choose to use them for shipping items with hard corners (for example books, stationery and so on). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking boxes the same way.
One of the most difficult items to ship are houseplants. It’s always safest to move them by yourself, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he is going to transport. A day before the removal water the plants generously and allow the water to sink in. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the transportation, but it’s equally important to let them take in what they can before placing them in a box (you need to get rid of the extra water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the container).
Choosing the best hauler
Obviously, apart from suitably securing your cargo for the shipment, it is also important to find a suitable hauler. Which factors should you consider while selecting the right person? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, particularly on lengthy, international routes, however it’s only 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. When posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective haulers every question you need answered before deciding upon a transport provider but also you may check out feedback given by previous customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Nothing is more believable than feedback left by someone who’s already used the services of the hauler you are considering.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is really difficult to estimate, as it varies considerably due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If your removal consist of a lot of delicate items, the price is probable to go up. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are usually cheaper than transporting your items into another country.