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Changing apartment is one of the most common situations we can come across in our life. And even though we move averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most stressful situations possible. Just figuring out the logistics of shipping all your belongings between houses is a very large task and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the suitable hauler to assist you with removal, it becomes really colossal as well as quite nerve-wracking. Thankfully there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as possible and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important thing you have to remember while packing is that you should create a clear list of steps that you will stick to during the move. It is best to make an inventory of all the things you want transported. It will not only help you pack but also will allow you to check if all of your things were safely shipped to your new home. Removal calls for transporting a great deal of stuff, among them a lot of small things that can be easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you make sure they all made it to your new home safely. Another important step is labelling all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the more common ways of tagging cardboards is by category. For example all the kitchen supplies and appliances should be placed into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as 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 label both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked inside the transporting vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate goods. Enclose them in thick layers of fabric and bubble foil and then tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You should also make sure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be shipping fragile cargo and which boxes requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them prior to the removal and transport all the things inside individually. Any unattached things in cupboards and drawers could damage your furniture during shipment. Additionally it is smart to close all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You may use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping car. Ahead of trying to move your furniture out of the house, make sure that they will fit through the front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If they do, you’ll be able to move them without dismantling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the only way to move them safely. Be cautious with dismantling – make sure you have all the nails as well as screws in one place for example in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea when you want to fill the transporting vehicle to the maximum, as dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor items, such as books, tableware, decorations etc., cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s very possible that … you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – but there is a few methods to acquire some more. For example you may buy new boxes in most of the home-improvement as well as construction stores. However as you’ll probably require quite a few boxes, you can decide upon a more economical way. Try visiting your local stores and ask if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Shops usually possess a great amount of needless boxes and most of the time they are willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, especially for storing textiles and small stuff. There is a quite bigger chance that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will serve as an adequate alternative for storing clothes, magazines and small things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than cardboards and susceptible to breaking, should you choose to use them for storing things with edges (for example books, cutlery and so on). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most tricky things to ship are houseplants. It’s always smartest to transport them by yourself, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the hauler knows what he will be transporting. A day prior to the shipment water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but also to allow them to take in what they can prior to putting the plants in a cardboard (you have to get rid of the excess water gathered on the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Selecting the right hauler
Obviously, apart from properly securing your items for the time of transportation, it is equally crucial to find a suitable hauler. What factors must you acknowledge while selecting the right person? Price, obviously, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, however that’s only 1 factor. Whenever shipping everything you have you need to firstly take into consideration if your load will be properly protected in the hands of the transport provider. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, such as Clicktrans, you not only can ask possible haulers all the questions you need answered before deciding upon a transport provider but moreover you may check out reviews left by previous customers on every hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than feedback left by a person who’s already hired the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is quite difficult to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or the route length. If you plan to ship a lot of fragile things, the cost is likely to go up. It’s similar for removals between countries – domestic routes are frequently cheaper than transporting your load into another country.