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Changing house is among the most common happenings we can experience in our life. And even though we move at least a few times in our lifetime, removals are still some of the most stressful situations possible. Just figuring out the logistics of moving all your belongings between houses is a very large task and when you add packing, unpacking as well as selecting the right hauler to assist you with the move, it becomes truly huge as well as very nerve-wracking. Luckily there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be as well as significantly less stressful.
Packing and securing your belongings for transportation
One crucial thing you need to remember while preparing for the removal is that you need a coherent list of steps that you will stick to during the move. It is good to make a list of all the things you want shipped. It will not only help you pack but additionally will allow you to check if all your belongings were safely transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a big amount of stuff, including a lot of small items that are easily misplaced under the pressure of time – an inventory will help you make sure they all made it to your new home safely. The next important step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the more helpful ways of tagging cardboards is by the room name. So all the kitchen supplies and devices go into cardboards labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and personal items in the cardboards labelled ‘bedroom’ and so on. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you start the unpacking. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, to make sure that you (as well as the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, no matter how they will be placed in the transporting vehicle.
Take special care with fragile items. Enclose them in protective layers of fabric as well as bubble foil and label them clearly (including a “This way up” label). You should also make sure that the hauler is aware that he’ll be shipping delicate goods and which cardboards have to be handled with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s imperative to take everything out of them prior to the removal as well as ship everything that was inside individually. Any loose things inside closets and drawers could damage your furniture during transportation. It’s also good to secure all the furniture doors and drawers using tape to make sure they won’t open during transportation. You can use ordinary Scotch tape for that. Another issue is the matter of loading the furniture into the transporting car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture from the house, make sure that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways and into the elevator (if your old apartment has one). If so, you’ll be able to transport them without dismantling (be sure to have at least 1 person to help you!). If they cannot, disassembling them is the sole way to transport them safely. Be cautious with dismantling – make sure you store all the nails as well as bolts in one place for example in a Ziploc bag and that you’ve secured delicate elements of the furniture sufficiently. Disassembling furniture is also convenient whenever you want to fill the shipping car to the maximum, as disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
When packing minor things, like books, tableware, decorations and much more, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s very possible that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongin … gs – however there is a couple of ways to get some more. Firstly you may buy new cardboards in all home-improvement and construction stores. But since you’ll most likely require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more budget-friendly way. Try visiting your local stores and ask if they have some cardboards they no longer need. Stores tend to have a lot of needless cardboards and they are usually happy to share.
An alternative to boxes would be using bags, particularly for storing clothes as well as little items. There is a quite bigger possibility that you have some bags already at home. As stated above, bags will be a decent choice for storing textiles, magazines and small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much more flimsy than cardboards as well as prone to tearing, if you decide to use them for shipping items with edges (like books, cutlery and so on). Also – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards in similar fashion.
One of the most tricky things to ship are houseplants. It is obviously safest to transport them personally, but if for some reason you cannot do that, you need to be certain that the hauler is aware of what he is going to ship. A day before the move water the plants thoroughly and give them a moment. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to endure the shipment, but also to let them absorb what they can before placing them in a cardboard (you have to get rid of the extra water from the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Choosing suitable hauler
Obviously, aside from properly securing your cargo for the shipment, it is equally important to select a suitable hauler. What factors should you consider while selecting the right person? Price, obviously, is of importance, especially on longer, routes between countries, but it’s only 1 factor. When transporting all your belongings you need to in the first place consider if your cargo will be safe in the hands of the hauler. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers every question you need answered before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you may check out feedback left by former customers on each transport provider’s profile page. Not much is more believable than reviews given by someone who’s already used the services of the hauler you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is pretty difficult to estimate, because it varies considerably because of how much the cargo weights and how big it is as well as how long the route is. If you are transporting many delicate items, the price is likely to be higher. It’s similar for removals between countries – routes within one country are usually less pricey than transporting your load across borders.