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Moving to a new house is one of the most ordinary happenings we can come across in our life. And even though we change the place we live in averagely a few times before settling for good, removals are still some of the most stressful situations that can happen to us. Just working out the organization of transporting everything you have from one place to another is a very large job and when you add packing, unpacking as well as choosing the best transport provider to help you with removal, it becomes really colossal and very nerve-wracking. Thankfully there are a few ways to make the move as simple as can be and considerably less nerve-wracking.
Packing and securing your belongings for the time of the removal
One crucial thing you should remember while preparing for the removal is that you should create a coherent plan that you will stick to during the move. It is best to make an inventory of all the things you want to ship. It can not only make the packing easier but additionally will allow you to make sure that all your belongings were safely transported to its place of destination. Removal calls for transporting a big amount of various items, including a lot of little things 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 crucial step is labelling all the boxes as precisely as you are able to. One of the more useful ways of labelling boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen supplies and devices should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and blankets in the cardboards tagged ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll quickly find out how much time labelling can save once you get to the unpacking part. Remember to label both sides and the top of the box, so that you (and the hauler) can be sure which box goes where, no matter how they will be stacked inside the transporting vehicle.
Take special care when preparing to transport fragile goods. Enclose them in protective layers of fabric or bubble foil and then tag them clearly (including a “This way up” label). You should also ensure that the transport provider knows that he’ll be transporting fragile goods as well as which boxes requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s important to empty them before the removal and ship everything that was inside separately. Any loose items in closets or cabinets could damage your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is smart to secure all the furniture doors as well as drawers with some tape so that they won’t open during shipment. You can use regular Scotch tape for that. There is also a matter of putting the furniture into the shipping vehicle. Ahead of trying to move your furniture out of the house, be certain that you’ll be able to transport them via front doors, stairways or into the elevator (if your building has one). If they do, you’ll be able to transport them without disassembling (find at least one person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to move them without harm. Be careful with dismantling – make sure you store all the pins as well as screws in one place like in a Ziploc bag as well as that you’ve secured all the parts of the furniture properly. Disassembling furniture is also a good idea when you need to use the shipping vehicle to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will be much easier to stack efficiently.
Whenever packing smaller things, like magazines, kitchen appliances, cosmetics an … d so on, cardboards will be the most obvious choice. It’s very possible that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a couple of methods to get some more. Firstly you can get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. But as you’ll most likely require quite a few cardboards, you may choose a more affordable method. Go to your local stores and ask if they have any cardboards they don’t need any more. Shops usually possess a lot of unnecessary boxes and most of the time they are willing to share.
Another options, instead of boxes would be using bags, particularly for transporting textiles and little stuff. There is a much bigger possibility that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will serve as a sufficient alternative for storing textiles, magazines and small things, but unfortunately they have a couple of disadvantages. Bags are much less durable than cardboards as well as prone to tearing, should you decide to use them for shipping items with edges (like books, cutlery etc.). Moreover – stacking bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking cardboards the same way.
One of the most tricky loads to ship are houseplants. It is usually safest to move them by yourself, but if something prevents you from doing that, make sure that the transport provider is aware of what he will be shipping. A day before the move water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s important that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but it’s equally important to allow them to take in what they can before putting the plants in a box (you have to pour off the excess water gathered on the saucer, to make sure it won’t soak through the container).
Selecting suitable hauler
Of course, besides properly securing your load for the removal, it is also crucial to find a suitable hauler. What aspects of transportation should you take into consideration while selecting the right person? Price, certainly, is important, especially on lengthy, routes between countries, however it’s just one of the things to consider. When shipping all your belongings you have to in the first place think if your load will be properly protected in the hands of the transport provider. Whenever posting your listing on a shipping marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers all the questions you require an answer to before deciding upon a hauler but moreover you can check out reviews given by previous customers on every transport provider’s profile page. Nothing is more believable than feedback given by someone who’s already used the services of the transport provider you are considering.
Prices of removal
Price of removal is quite hard to estimate, because it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as how long the route is. If you plan to ship a lot of delicate items, the price is likely to go up. The same goes for removals between countries – routes within one country are frequently less pricey than shipping your load into another country.