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Changing house is one of the most common situations we can experience in our days. And even though we move averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still among the most stressful activities possible. Just working out the logistics of moving all your belongings from one place to another is an enormous job and with packing, unpacking and selecting the best company to assist you with removal, it becomes really colossal and quite nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be as well as significantly less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your items for shipment
The most important tip you need to remember while packing is that you should create a coherent plan that you will abide by through the whole process. It is good to make a list of every item you need to ship. It will not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were successfully shipped to its place of destination. Removal calls for shipping a big amount of various items, including a lot of little things that can be easily forgettable when packed in a hurry – an inventory will help you check if they all made it to the place of destination safely. The next important step is labelling all the cardboards as precisely as you are able to. One of the more useful ways of labelling boxes is by category. For example all the kitchen accessories as well as devices should be placed into cardboards tagged ‘kitchen’, all the duvets as well as personal items in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Don’t forget to tag both sides and the top of the box, to make sure that you (as well as the transport provider) can be sure which cardboard goes where, no matter how they will be stacked in the transporting car.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport delicate items. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles as well as bubble foil and label them in an easily visible place (including a “This way up” sign). You also need to make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be transporting fragile cargo and which boxes requires handling with care.
When it comes to furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them before the removal and transport everything that was inside separately. Any unattached items in closets and drawers could damage your furniture during transportation. It’s also smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape so that they cannot open during transportation. You may use ordinary Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture inside the transporting car. Ahead of trying to move your furniture out of the apartment, be certain that they will fit via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you’ll be able to transport them without dismantling (be sure to have at least one person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the only way to move them safely. Be careful with dismantling – make sure you store all the pins and screws gathered like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the elements of the furniture properly. Dismantling furniture is also smart when you need to use the transporting vehicle to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing minor items, like books, kitchen appliances, decorations and so on, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s almost certain that … you will need more boxes than you have – however there is a couple of methods to get additional boxes. Firstly you may acquire new boxes in most of the home-improvement and construction stores. However as you’ll most likely require lots of boxes, you can choose a more budget-friendly way. Go to nearby stores and see if they have some boxes they no longer need. Shops tend to have a great amount of needless cardboards and they are usually happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, particularly for storing textiles as well as small items. There is a much bigger possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be an adequate alternative for storing clothes, magazines as well as little items, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards and susceptible to tearing, should you choose to use them for shipping things with edges (for example books, stationery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
Among the most tricky loads to transport are houseplants. It is usually smartest to ship them personally, however if for some reason you cannot do that, make sure that the hauler knows what he will be transporting. One day before the shipment water the plants generously and let them sit. It’s crucial that the plants have enough water to suffer through the shipment, but also to let them absorb what they can prior to putting the plants in a cardboard (you need to pour off the excess water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the box).
Selecting the right transport provider
Obviously, aside from properly securing your cargo for the shipment, it is also crucial to choose a suitable hauler. What aspects of transportation should you consider when making your decision? Price, certainly, is of importance, particularly on longer, international routes, however it’s just one of the things to consider. When shipping everything you have you need to in the first place think if your cargo will be safe when given to the hauler. Whenever listing your delivery on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only can ask prospective haulers all the questions you require an answer to before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you may read reviews left by previous customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Nothing is more reliable than feedback given by a person who’s already hired the hauler you are considering.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is quite difficult to asses, as it changes, sometimes drastically due to how much the cargo weights and how big it is or how long the route is. If you plan to ship many delicate items, the cost is probable to go up. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are usually cheaper than shipping your load into another country.