From:United Kingdom, London
Tell us where you moving to and we will find the best transport provider for your removal.
We connect individuals and businesses with verified transport providers who specialise in removals.
All over Europe.
From:United Kingdom, London
From:United Kingdom, Huddersfield
From:United Kingdom, Surbiton
From:United Kingdom, Selby
To:United Kingdom, Helensburgh
Excellent service,, reliable and trusty worthy. Helpful and kind. I highly recommend this courier. I would use him again. +5*****
Very nice and helpful team. Brought Juri safely to Austria. For travel documents I highly recommend vetsforpets in Romford, the Vet there is experienced and knows exactly what documents are needed. Thanks Melinda!
Changing house is one of the most common situations we can come across in our days. And despite the fact we change the place we live in averagely a few times in our lifetime, removals are still among the most nerve-wracking activities possible. Just working out the logistics of transporting all your belongings from one place to another is a very large task and when you add securing your belongings for transportation, unpacking as well as selecting the suitable company 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 possible and considerably less stressful.
Packing as well as securing your belongings for shipment
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 stick to through the whole process. It is best to create an inventory of every item you need to transport. Such a list can not only make the packing easier but also will allow you to make sure that all of your things were successfully shipped to your new home. Removal entails transporting a big amount of stuff, among them a lot of little things that can be easily forgettable under the pressure of time – a list will ensure that you will remember to check if they all made it to the place of destination safely. The next crucial step is tagging all the boxes as clearly as you are able to. One of the more common ways of labelling boxes is by the room name. For example all the kitchen accessories and appliances should be placed into boxes labelled ‘kitchen’, all the duvets and personal items in the box labelled ‘bedroom’ etc. You’ll be surprised how time-saving tagging can be once you start the unpacking. Remember to tag both sides and the top of the cardboard, so that you (and the transport provider) will be able to recognize which cardboard goes where, regardless of how they will be stacked inside the shipping vehicle.
Be extra careful when preparing to transport fragile goods. Enclose them in thick layers of textiles and bubble wrap and then tag them in an easily visible place (together with a “This way up” label). You should also make sure that the hauler knows that he’ll be transporting delicate goods as well as which boxes requires handling with care.
When you want to transport furniture, it’s crucial to take everything out of them before the removal and transport all the things inside individually. Any loose things in closets and cabinets could harm your furniture during transportation. Additionally it is smart to secure all the furniture doors and drawers with some tape so that they won’t open during transportation. You may use regular Scotch tape to do that. Another issue is the matter of putting the furniture into the shipping car. Ahead of attempting to move your furniture out of 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 can transport them without dismantling (find at least 1 person to assist you!). If they can’t, dismantling them is the sole way to transport them without harm. Be cautious with that – make sure you have 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. Dismantling furniture is also a good idea when you need to fill the transporting car to the maximum, because disassembled furniture will take a lot less place.
When securing minor things, like mag … azines, tableware, decorations and so on, boxes will be the most efficient choice. It’s almost certain that you won’t have enough boxes to fit all your belongings – however there is a few ways to acquire some more. For example you can get new cardboards in most of the home-improvement or construction stores. However since you’ll probably need lots of cardboards, you can choose a more affordable method. Go to your local shops and ask if they have some cardboards they don’t need any more. Shops tend to have a great amount of needless cardboards and they are usually happy to give them away.
An alternative to boxes will be using bags, especially for storing textiles as well as small items. There is a quite higher chance that you will find the bags at home. As mentioned, bags will be an adequate choice for storing clothes, magazines as well as small things, there are some downsides, though. Bags are much less durable than boxes and susceptible to tearing, if you choose to use them for shipping items with edges (like books, stationery and such). Moreover – placing bags on top of each other is much harder than stacking boxes in similar fashion.
One of the most tricky items to transport are houseplants. It’s always smartest to move them personally, however if for some reason you cannot do that, you need to be certain that the hauler knows what he will be shipping. One day before the move water the plants thoroughly and allow the water to sink in. It’s crucial that the plants are watered enough to suffer through the shipment, but it’s equally important to allow them to absorb what they can prior to putting the plants in a container (you must get rid of the excess water from the saucer, so that it won’t soak through the cardboard).
Choosing the right hauler
Obviously, besides suitably securing your load for the time of transportation, it is also important to find a suitable hauler. Which factors must you take into consideration when making your decision? Cost of the service, obviously, is important, particularly on lengthy, international routes, however it’s only 1 factor. Whenever shipping everything you have you have to firstly take into consideration if your things will be properly protected when given to the transport provider. Whenever posting your listing on a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans, you not only may ask possible haulers all the questions you need answered before making your decision about a transport provider but moreover you can read reviews left by previous customers on each hauler’s profile page. Not much can be more reliable than feedback given by a person who’s already hired the hauler you are considering.
The cost of removal
Price of removal is pretty hard to estimate, as it changes, sometimes drastically because of the weight and dimensions of the cargo as well as how long the route is. If you are transporting a lot of fragile things, the cost is likely to go up. The same goes for international removals – domestic routes are frequently more economical than shipping your things into another country.