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Moving to a new apartment is among the most common situations we can come across in our life. And even though we move at least a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking happenings that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of moving all your belongings from one place to another is quite a task and with packing, unpacking and selecting the right hauler to help you with removal, it becomes truly huge as well as quite stressful. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as possible as well as considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing as well as securing your items for shipment
The most important thing you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent list of steps that you will stick to through the whole process. It is good to make a list of all the things you want to transport. Such a list will not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal entails transporting a big amount of stuff, among them a lot of little things that can be easily forgettable under the pressure of time – an inventory will ensure that you will remember to check if they all arrived to your new home safely. The next crucial step is tagging all the cardboards as clearly as you can. One of the more common methods of labelling cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and devices should be placed into boxes tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to label both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (as well as the transport provider) will be able to recognize which box goes where, no matter how they will be placed inside the shipping car.
Take special care with delicate things. Wrap them in protective layers of fabric as well as bubble wrap and then tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” sign). You should also make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping delicate goods and which cardboards requires handling with caution.
When it comes to furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them prior to the removal as well as transport all the things inside individually. Any unattached things inside cupboards and drawers could damage your furniture during shipment. Additionally it is smart to close all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You can use regular Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture inside the shipping vehicle. Before attempting to move your furniture out of the apartment, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them through the front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you can transport them without dismantling (find at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, dismantling them is the only method to move them safely. Be cautious with dismantling – be sure to have all the nails as well as screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also convenient whenever you need to use the transporting vehicle to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When securing minor things, like magazines, … kitchen appliances, cosmetics and so on, boxes will be the most obvious choice. It’s most likely that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few methods to get additional boxes. For example you can acquire new cardboards in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. However since you’ll probably require quite a few boxes, you may decide upon a more affordable method. Try visiting nearby shops and ask if they have any cardboards they no longer need. Shops tend to have a great amount of needless boxes and most of the time they are happy to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, especially for transporting textiles and little items. There is a much bigger chance that you will find the bags at home. As stated above, bags will be a sufficient alternative when storing clothes, magazines and small items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than cardboards and prone to breaking, if you choose to use them for shipping things with hard corners (for example books, cutlery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much more difficult than stacking cardboards the same way.
Among the most tricky things to transport are houseplants. It’s obviously safest to transport them by yourself, however if something prevents you from doing that, you need to be certain that the hauler is aware of what he is going to transport. A day before the shipment water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to endure the shipment, but also to let them take in what they can before placing the plants in a box (you have to pour off the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t accidentally leak through the container).
Selecting the right transport provider
Of course, apart from suitably securing your items for the shipment, it is equally crucial to find a suitable transport provider. What aspects of transportation should you consider while making your decision? Cost of the service, certainly, is important, particularly on lengthy, routes between countries, however that’s only 1 factor. When transporting everything you have you have to in the first place think if your things will be properly protected when given to the hauler. When posting your listing on a transport marketplace, like 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 reviews left by former customers on each hauler’s profile page. Nothing can be more reliable than feedback left by a person who’s already used the services of the hauler you are considering.
The cost of removal
The cost of removal is pretty difficult to asses, because it changes, sometimes drastically due to the weight and dimensions of the cargo or how long the route is. If you plan to ship many delicate things, the cost is probable to go up. The same goes for international removals – routes within one country are usually cheaper than moving your items across borders.