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Jack was a pleasure to work with. Extremely courteous and professional throughout. Very helpful and patient with loading and unloading.
Extremely professional transport. Really comunicative during the entire organization, kept me up to date on any changes, very reliable, punctual, available, multilingual and very nice. He also helped us carrying the sofa. I will 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.
Changing apartment is one of the most ordinary happenings we can encounter in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most nerve-wracking activities that can happen to us. Just figuring out the organization of shipping all your belongings between houses is quite a job and with securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking and selecting the suitable hauler to assist you with removal, it becomes really colossal and quite stressful. Luckily there are couple of things you can do to make the move as simple as can be and significantly less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your items for the time of the removal
The most important tip you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent list of steps that you will abide by through the whole process. It is best to create a list of all the things you want shipped. 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 its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a great deal of various items, among them a lot of little items that are easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – a list will ensure that you will remember to make sure they all arrived to your new home safely. The next important step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the most useful ways of labelling boxes is by category. So all the kitchen accessories and appliances go into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the pillows as well as personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (and the hauler) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked inside the shipping car.
Take special care when preparing to transport delicate goods. Wrap them in thick layers of textiles or bubble foil and label them clearly (together with a “This way up” label). You also need to ensure that the transport provider is aware that he’ll be shipping fragile load and which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them before the removal as well as ship all the things inside separately. Any loose things in closets or cabinets could damage your furniture during shipment. It’s also smart to close all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape to make sure they cannot open during shipment. You may use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. There is also a matter of loading the furniture into the transporting car. Before trying to move your furniture out of the house, be certain that they will fit via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you can move them without disassembling (make sure that you have at least 1 person to assist you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole way to move them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – be sure to store all the pins and bolts in one place like in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also smart whenever you want to use the shipping car to the maximum, because dismantled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing smaller items, such as books, tableware, cosmetics and much more, cardboards will be the most obvious choice … . It’s probable that you will need more boxes than you have – but there is a couple of methods to acquire additional boxes. Firstly you can acquire new cardboards in all home-improvement or construction stores. But since you’ll probably require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more affordable method. Visit nearby shops and ask if they have any cardboards they no longer need. Stores tend to have a great amount of unneeded boxes and they are usually happy to share.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, particularly for transporting clothes as well as small items. There is a quite bigger chance that you have some bags already at home. As mentioned, bags will be a decent alternative when packing clothes, magazines and little things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than boxes and susceptible to tearing, should you decide to use them for shipping items with edges (for example books, cutlery and such). Also – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
One of the most tricky items to transport are houseplants. It is usually smartest to move them personally, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the transport provider knows what he is going to transport. A day before the removal water the plants generously and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but it’s equally important to let them absorb what they can prior to placing 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 cardboard).
Selecting the right hauler
Certainly, besides suitably securing your load for the time of transportation, it is also crucial to choose a suitable transport provider. Which aspects of transportation should you acknowledge while selecting the right person? Price, certainly, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, however it’s just 1 factor. When transporting everything you have you need to in the first place think if your things will be properly protected in the hands of the hauler. When posting your listing on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask prospective transport providers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a transport provider but also you may check out reviews left by former customers on every hauler’s profile page. Nothing is more believable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are considering.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is quite difficult to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is or the route length. If you are transporting many delicate items, the cost is likely to go up. The same goes for removals between countries – routes within one country are usually less pricey than moving your load across borders.