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If you are moving to a new home or redecorating your place it is likely you’ll need furniture transportation. Whether we’re talking about furniture you already posses or recently bought furniture straight from shop, furniture shipping is usually a challenge. Naturally the kind of furniture in need of shipment matters for example chairs and night tables might be transported inside regular car, but a wardrobe or a kitchen table will likely become an issue. If you have a van at your disposal, you can ship the furniture yourself, however if you don’t, you will require assistance from a hauler. In search for a trustworthy service that will also be affordable, try using a transport marketplace, like Clicktrans.
Securing furniture for shipment
When you plan to transport your furniture, there are rules you should follow, while securing them for transportation. Firstly, remember to empty all the furniture – even if the items inside seem light. Some jolts as well as vibrations are inevitable during transportation and all of the items roaming freely within your furniture might damage it. Besides furniture without any content will be lighter and therefore easier to load.
Disassemble every part that you can – if your furniture may be safely disassembled and transported in parts, that’s the best way to transport it. A bookcase in parts is also more simple to place inside of a van. The main disadvantage of shipping furniture in pieces is that it takes some time and skill, as unskilfully disassembled furniture might be difficult or even impossible to put back together after transportation. Other than that – you must be extra cautious when shipping all the really small pieces (like pins or screws). It’s safer to transport them together, e.g. in a Ziploc bag.
There is furniture (especially antiques) that cannot be dismantled and must be transported as a whole. What’s the best way to ship them securely? Chance that you will find a cardboard big enough to fit an armchair is rather small, however you can still secure it for the time of transportation. While securing furniture for the time of transportation bubble foil will be essential. Wrap all the fragile places as well as all the corners in bubble foil to save your load from damaging in case some other load crashes into it during shipment. If you have no bubble foil, you may also use cardboard to protect the corners.
When you’re transporting furniture with some exceptionally delicate elements (for example made of glass) you have to be especially careful during shipment. When you can, it’s best to transport them separately, enclosed in thick layer of cloth and bubble foil (all glass shelves should be transported like that). If it’s a part of furniture that cannot be dismantled, wrap it in extra layers of bubble wrap. And remember to mention to the hauler that he will be transporting delicate cargo.
Like we’ve mentioned before, usually you will require help with transporting furniture. When choosing a transport provider it’s good to find out whether he offers assistance with loading as well as unloading. Don’t forget to specify from which floor they should be taken and to which floor they should be mov … ed – and if there is an elevator the haulers can use.
If your furniture is valuable (even if it’s just sentimental) you should look for a transport provider that has a carrier liability insurance. Hiring him will likely cost more, however should something happen to your cargo during shipment, you will be entitled to compensation.
Cost of furniture transportation
Because furniture is a quite diverse category, a price of furniture shipment can be rather hard to predict. When estimating the price of transportation you should consider the route length, type of job (domestic or international), how big and how heavy the cargo is, if the cargo is fragile etc. A good way to lower the cost of furniture shipment is to choose a transport provider who is travelling on your route anyway – this way you can pay considerably less for the transportation, without losing the quality of the service.