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If you are moving to your new house or redecorating your place it’s possible you’ll look for furniture shipping at some point. Whether we’re talking about furniture you already posses or recently bought furniture straight from shop, furniture transportation is always a challenge. Naturally the kind of furniture in need of shipment matters – shelves and night tables might fit in your car, but a wardrobe or a kitchen table could be problematic to ship. When you posses a van, you can transport the cargo on your own, but in most cases you’ll need help from a transport provider. In search for a solid service that won’t cost a fortune, consider trying a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans.
Preparing furniture for shipment
When planning to move your furniture, there are a couple of steps you might like to follow, while preparing them for shipment. First of all, remember to remove all the contents from the furniture – even if the items inside seem light. Jolts as well as shocks are almost impossible to avoid on the road and all of the items moving uncontrollably within your furniture might become a potential danger. Also furniture without any content will be easier to move.
Disassemble what you can – if your furniture can be dismantled without damage and transported in pieces, it will be the safest way to ship it. A table in parts will also be more simple to fit in a van. The main downside of such a solution is that it takes some time and skill, as wrongly disassembled furniture might be hard or downright impossible to put back together after transportation. Also – you must be very careful with all the really small pieces (like pins or screws). It’s best to transport them together, e.g. in a Ziploc bag.
There is furniture (especially antiques) that mustn’t be disassembled and have to be transported in one piece. What’s the best way to transport them securely? The possibility that you have a box big enough to fit an armchair is not high, but there are other ways to secure it for the time of transportation. While securing furniture for the time of transportation bubble wrap will be essential. Wrap all the delicate elements as well as all the corners in bubble foil to save your load from damaging in case anything bumps into it on the road. If you cannot acquire bubble foil, you can try using cardboard to secure the corners.
When you’re transporting furniture with some extra delicate elements (for example made of glass) you have to be especially careful while transporting it. When you can, you should ship them independently, enclosed in protective layers of cloth and bubble wrap (every glass element should be shipped that way). If it’s a part of furniture that cannot be dismantled, enclose it in additional layers of bubble wrap. Don’t forget to mention to the hauler that he will be transporting delicate load.
As was mentioned above, most of the time you will require assistance with shipping furniture. While looking for a transport provider it’s good to determine if he offers help with loading as well as unloading. Don’t forget to specify the floor they should be taken from and the floor they must be transported to – and if there is an elevat … or the haulers can use.
If your furniture is of great value (even if it’s just sentimental) you should look for a hauler that can provide a carrier liability insurance. Hiring him will probably be more expensive, but should something happen to your furniture on the road, you will have right to compensation.
Price of furniture transportation
Since furniture is a quite wide category, a price of furniture shipment may vary considerably. When estimating the price of shipment you should consider the route length, whether it’s a domestic or an international job, size and weight of the cargo, if the load is fragile and so on. A proven way to cut the price of furniture shipment is to hire a hauler who will take your furniture as a partial load – this way you can pay considerably less for the transportation, keeping high quality of the service.