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If you are moving to a new home or changing the decor 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 it depends on what kind of furniture needs transportation – chairs or night tables could be transported in regular car, however a bookcase or a dinner table could be problematic to ship. When you have a van at your disposal, you may attempt to ship the load on your own, however if you don’t, you’ll need assistance from a transport provider. In search for a solid solution that won’t cost a fortune, try using a transport marketplace, for example Clicktrans.
Preparing furniture for transportation
When you plan to transport your furniture, there are rules you have to follow, when it comes to securing them for transportation. Firstly, don’t forget to empty all the furniture – even if things inside are light. Jolts as well as vibrations are inevitable during transportation and every extra item moving freely inside your furniture may damage it. Also furniture without any content will be lighter and therefore easier to ship.
Dismantle every part that you can – if your furniture can be dismantled without damage and transported in parts, it will be the safest way to ship it. A bed in parts will also be more simple to place inside of a van. The main disadvantage of shipping furniture in pieces is that the disassembling can be time-consuming, as wrongly dismantled furniture can be hard or downright impossible to put back together after transportation. Other than that – it’s good to be extra careful when shipping all the really small pieces (like pins or screws). It’s best to ship them separately, e.g. in a Ziploc bag.
There is furniture (especially antiques) that cannot be disassembled and have to be transported as a whole. What’s the best way to transport them safely? The possibility that you have a cardboard suitable to fit a dinner table is not high, however you can still secure your cargo for the time of transportation. While preparing furniture for the time of shipment bubble foil will be of significant value. Enclose all the fragile places and all the corners with bubble foil to save your load from breaking if anything bumps into it on the road. If you have no bubble wrap, you can try using cardboard to protect the corners.
If your furniture has some exceptionally fragile parts (for example containing glass or delicate fabrics) you should be especially careful while transporting it. If it’s possible, you should ship them separately, enclosed in thick layer of cloth as well as bubble wrap (every glass element should be shipped like that). If it’s a part of furniture that cannot be dismantled, wrap it in extra layers of bubble wrap. And remember to inform the transport provider that he will be transporting fragile load.
As was mentioned above, most of the time you will require help with transporting furniture. When looking for a hauler it’s good to determine whether he offers assistance with loading and unloading. Remember to mention the floor they should be taken … from and the floor they must be transported to – and if there is an elevator available.
If your furniture is valuable (even if it’s just sentimental) you should consider finding a hauler that can provide a carrier liability insurance. His services will probably cost more, but in case anything happens to your load on the road, you will be entitled to compensation.
Cost of furniture transportation
Because furniture is a very diverse category, a cost of furniture transportation can be rather hard to predict. When estimating the cost of transportation you have to consider the route length, type of job (domestic or international), size and weight of the cargo, if the cargo is fragile etc. A proven way to cut the price of furniture transportation is to find a hauler who will take your furniture as a partial load – thanks to partial loads you can pay considerably less for the transportation, keeping high quality of the service.