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If you are in the process of moving to your new house or changing the decor it is likely you’ll need furniture transportation. Whether it’s furniture you already posses or recently bought furniture straight from shop, furniture transportation is always quite problematic. Of course the kind of furniture in need of shipment matters for example chairs or night tables might fit in regular car, however a wardrobe or a dinner table could be problematic to ship. If you have a van at your disposal, you may attempt to ship the load yourself, but if you don’t, you will require help from a hauler. In search for a trustworthy service with a reasonable price, try using a transport marketplace, for example Clicktrans.
Preparing furniture for shipment
When you need to move your furniture, there are a couple of steps you ought to follow, while preparing them for transportation. Firstly, don’t forget to empty all the furniture – even if the items inside seem light. Some jolts as well as vibrations are inevitable during transportation and every extra item moving freely inside your furniture may become a potential danger. Not to mention that furniture without any content will be lighter and therefore easier to move.
Dismantle what you can – if your furniture can be dismantled without damage and transported in pieces, it will be the safest way to transport it. A bed in parts will also be much easier to place inside of a van. The main disadvantage of such a solution is that it takes some time and skill, as wrongly disassembled furniture can be difficult or downright impossible to reassemble after transportation. Also – you must be extra cautious with all the really small pieces (like pins or screws). It’s best to transport them separately, e.g. in a Ziploc bag.
There is furniture (especially antiques) that cannot be dismantled and have to be shipped in one piece. What’s the best way to ship them securely? Chance that you have a box suitable to fit an armchair is rather small, however there are other ways to secure it for the shipping. When securing furniture for shipment bubble foil will be essential. Enclose all the fragile parts as well as all the corners in bubble foil to save your cargo from breaking in case anything bumps into it on the road. If you don’t have bubble foil, you can try using cardboard to protect the corners.
When you’re transporting furniture with some exceptionally delicate elements (for example made of glass) you should take extra care while transporting it. If it’s possible, it’s best to transport them separately, enclosed in thick layer of cloth as well as bubble foil (every glass element should be shipped like that). If it can’t be dismantled, enclose it in extra layers of bubble foil. And remember to inform the transport provider that he will be shipping fragile cargo.
Like we’ve mentioned before, most of the time you will need help with transporting furniture. When choosing a hauler it’s good to find out if he offers help with loading as well as unloading. Don’t forget to mention the floor they should be taken from and the floor they must be transported to – and if there is an elevator the haulers can use.
… tyle="margin-bottom: 0.28cm; line-height: 14.04px;">If your furniture is valuable (even if it’s just sentimental) you should choose a hauler that can provide a carrier liability insurance. His services will likely be more expensive, however should something happen to your load during transportation, you will have right to reimbursement.
Price of furniture shipment
Because furniture is a very diverse category, a price of furniture shipment may be rather hard to predict. When estimating the price of transportation you should consider the route length, type of job (domestic or international), size and weight of the cargo, whether the load is delicate etc. A good way to cut the cost of furniture shipment is to choose a hauler who is travelling on your route anyway – thanks to partial loads you will pay considerably less for the shipment, without losing the quality of the service.