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Everything went smoothly! Got all my things fast and Dominik was always responsive and informed me on the way about the estimated arrival. Highly recommend!
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.
Moving to a new apartment is among the most ordinary happenings we can encounter in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most trying situations that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of transporting everything you have from one place to another is quite a job and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and selecting the best transport provider to help you with removal, it seems really huge and very stressful. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be as well as considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important tip you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a precise list of steps that you’ll have to stick to during the move. It is good to create an inventory of every item you want to ship. Such a list can not only help you pack but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of stuff, among them a lot of little items that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – a list will ensure that you will remember to check if they all arrived to your new home safely. Another important step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you can. One of the more helpful ways of tagging cardboards is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as appliances should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as jewellery in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the transport provider) can be sure which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be placed in the transporting car.
Take special care when preparing to transport fragile things. Wrap them in protective layers of fabric and bubble wrap as well as tag them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be shipping fragile goods and which boxes have to be handled with caution.
When you are shipping furniture, it’s important to take everything out of them before the removal as well as transport all the things inside separately. Any unattached items inside closets and cabinets could damage your furniture during shipment. Additionally it is smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they cannot open during transportation. You may use ordinary Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture into the shipping car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture from the apartment, be certain 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 transport them without disassembling (be sure to have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, disassembling them is the sole method to move them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – be sure to have all the pins and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea whenever you want to fill the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Whenever securing smaller things, like books, kitc … hen appliances, decorations and much more, cardboards will be the smartest choice. It’s almost certain that you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a few ways to get additional boxes. For example you can buy new boxes in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. But as you’ll probably need lots of cardboards, you can choose a more affordable way. Try visiting your local shops and see if they have some boxes they don’t need any more. Shops tend to have a great amount of needless boxes and they are usually happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for storing clothes and small items. There is a much bigger possibility that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will serve as a decent choice when storing clothes, magazines and small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes and susceptible to breaking, should you choose to use them for storing items with edges (like books, cutlery and such). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most difficult loads to transport are houseplants. It is usually safest to ship them individually, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he is going to ship. A day prior to the transportation water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s important that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but also to let them take in what they can before putting the plants in a box (you need to pour off the excess water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t accidentally leak through the container).
Selecting suitable transport provider
Obviously, aside from suitably securing your load for the shipment, it is equally important to find a suitable transport provider. What factors should you consider while selecting the right person? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, especially on lengthy, international routes, but that’s only one of the factors. When transporting everything you have you need to in the first place consider if your cargo will be safe in the hands of the transport provider. When listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers every question you require an answer to before making your decision about a hauler but moreover you can check out reviews given by former customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more reliable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the hauler you are thinking of hiring.
Prices of removal
The cost of removal is quite hard to asses, because it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo or how long the route is. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate things, the cost is probable to be higher. The same goes for removals between countries – domestic routes are normally more economical than moving your load into another country.