Ideas, good advices to send packages, to move or Often Repeated Questions
It became viable only in the recent years that we can surprise our loved ones living abroad with a small package from home, with some attention or in the time of moving we don’t have to leave everything behind, sell it or give it away. Of course it’s worth selecting not just in order to save money rather because with a clear head, with some of the stuff left behind it’s easier to concentrate on starting again. (Not to mention those 2 or 3 packs of little things which will never have their place and one puts them from one spot to the other with the whole pack saying „If I have some time, I will find a place for them.” In other words they are completly unnecessary. Speaking from experience.)
So we systematized the most often put questions not just for the moving ones.
I would send a package, but how should I start?
As for sending a package the most important thing is a content fitting, well chosen wrapping. The most practical thing is to put it in a pack for it protects the content the most.
It’s important that it should be a massive, treatable pack. Let’s not fill a soft, big paperboard with books or conserves because it won’t hold them.
Another thing of concern: if a pack is heavy, it has to be put under in the cargo hold of the car (obviously we can’t put the 20 kg pack on the 2 kg pack), so a massive pack is very important. In supermarkets or at the grocery store you can find banana boxes which are really ideal for anything or if you prefer that you can buy boxes specifally for the purpose of moving.
If we don’t find a box in the adequate size or shape, by sticking together a couple of boxes, we can reach the desireable size.
It’s practical as well if you choose to pack into a suitcase or a plastic box although they can suffer damage more easier during the transport. It’s worth wrapping them around with a multilayered folpack or choosing a redundant suitcase for this purpose.
In the case of locked suitcases please give us the key too. We are not curious about the content but arriving at possible checking points the suitcases will be opened anyway.
We accept clothes, shoes in storng, double, triple sacks and the vacuum sack is subservient as well mainly in the case of greater quantity (eg. sheets).
It’s important to notice that the weights of the packages are sumed up so sending two 20 kg boxes is no cheaper than sending a 40 kg box. Moreover it’s more simple for everyone.
Of course it can be the case that there’s nothing to do and a given item is 50-60 kg. If so please let us know this through your ordering and make sure that that some help will be there because we work alone!
If you have the box and have gathered everything you want to send wrapping is waiting to be done.
Firstly check the bottom of the boksz to see if it is sticked adequately and if not take care of it.
Breakable, vulnerable things need to be wrapped around many times and put deeply inside.
If we have more than one boxes let’s pack them in a mixed manner. All of them should contain some breakable stuff and they need to be cushioned.
If we have a box in the adequate size its content fill it properly, things don’t jump around inside and so our box is more stable, massive. The content of half filled boxes suffers damage more easily since a speedbump or a slope is enough and the content gets rearranged. Let’s fill the empty spaces with papers or with polystyrine.
Packages should be easily lockup so things won’t fall out of them. We don’t take any boksz without a top.
If it’s a liquid or specificially breakable stuff please indicate this on the box.
In the case of highly breakable and valuable consigment (eg. medical intrument) it might be worth creating a wooden box for the content.
Only well sealing product (conserve, cosmetic product) should be put in the box and it’s worth putting them individually in a bag so even if it leaks out it won’t drenc everything.
We don’t deliver flammable materials, excisable products (alcoholic drinks, tobacco), illegal materials, substances qualified as illegal drugs, toxic waste, poisonous or sickening substances and perishables. The sender is fully responsible for all the damages and problems derived from it.
Please take it into account that freezing is not provided in our cars. Therefore we can’t take responsibility for perishbale food.
If the package is ready, it’s importrant to indicate the addressee on a clearly visible spot.
If you’ve packed a bag or a case it’s worth preparing an address holder or tying to the handle or to a plastic part since the tape doesn’t stick to texture and the address can fall off the package.
If you live in a difficult to find or a newly built place (eg. in a farm in Hungary or almost anywhere in Ireland) it’s worth sharing the GPS coordinates in the order so we can find the address without any difficulty.
(If you don’t know the coordinates just visit HYPERLINK “https://maps.google.com/”https://maps.google.com/, mark your home on the map, click on it with the right button of the mouse and clicking on the „What’s here?” ear you’ll see the coordinates appearing in the browser.
„My consignment is not vulnerable so why should I wrap it?”
We hear this question often particularly in the case of car components (heavy iron pieces), kettle stands. Let’s be a little empathetic! It might be so that a 30 kg iron piece can’t even be beaten by a hammer but the edges of it can damage the goods of other procurers.
„I’d send a bike. Should I wrap it?”
The decision is the procurer’s. It’s not necessarily worth wraping a bike used for the purpose of going to work, rather so in the case of a more valuable, newer one.
What we ask for: turning the handlebar away, possibly removing the pedals, the flasher and the fragile plastic parts.
Valuable, expensive bikes are definitely worth boxing in or at least wrapping around with, say, a blanket. It’s possible to purchase boxes made specifially for this purpose.
The addressee should be indicated on the bike as well since we transport more than one at a time.
Notice that if you don’t wrap the bike in any way it can be scratched, parts sticking out can get stuck in or shatter from the box beside or from the side of the truck.
The same goes for prams and child vehicles.
What’s needed for transporting a motorcycle?
In case of transporting motorcycles, please subjoin the logbook or a copy of it and the key of the cycle.
Before transporting pull down the fuel tank thus only a minimal gasoline will be left int he vehicle and if possible take off the fragile parts sticking out (eg. rear view).
Please provide some heép for the putting up, 3 men (our driver + 2 helper) can put on a cycle in any size and tie it securely on the car.
Knockdown furnitures are the easiest for us to handle. They are definitely worth disassembling, the blockboards should be sheaved and covered with cardboard.
In the case of small furnitures (eg. night-table) they don’t need to be disassembled but it’s worth using the room in the drawers and packing into them. Legs and sides still need to be wrapped around so they won’t be scartched.
With non-knockdown furnitures(eg. sofa, chair, wardrobe) it’s a bit more difficult.
In case of bigger wardrobes: try to pack in a way that the other boxes can fill the inside of the wardrobe, but can be moved individually, thus you can avoid that your packages will be transported based on volume (more on this under the section Ordering).
Unfortunately, there are such furnitures (eg. sofa, armchair, etc.) which usually are not worth transporting for they are too big compared to their size and we need to apply volume-based transport charge (normally into the place of a, say, sofa 500 kg package could fit).
Of course in these cases it’s worth asking for an individual bid by providing the sizes and the weights since it’s a variable whether or not one finds a comfortable piece or Granny’s „rocking chair” worth it.
The wrapping of some often occuring, more difficult pieces:
TV without its original box, mirror, painting:
We can apply the same technique in all of the three cases.
With televisions, before wrapping unfix its foot.
At first put a thicker cardboard or wooden sheet in front of the picture, mirror or scope, then wrap it around with an old blanket or bedclothes, and finally cover it with a cardboard again or wrap it thoroughly around.
Transporting indoor plants:
In this case we are dealing with very sensitive and vulnerable living beings and therefore it’s not suggested to send them without wrapping.
Some days before the transport water them so the spare water will have time t odrain and they won’t dry out either.
Ceramic plant pot should be changed to plastic or otherwise it should be wrapped around thoroughly.
In the case of plant transport the best choice again is a box, or a cardboard. Having chosen a box, stand the plant/plants in it and secure the pot so it won’t slip around or topple. Cut some holes in the box so the plant will receive some air. If you have a cardboard, wrap it around the pot in a cone form and always indicate on it that it contains a plant and which is the top of it.
If it’s a bigger plant, and the box doesn’t cover it fully, tie the branches loosely together and pull a multi punctured sack on it.
If possible, don’t send a plant in the greatest warm or in minus since probably it won’t survive the journey.
Pram, child seat:
It’s worth wrapping them with cardboard because without it they get dirty, be scratched or can break.
Be it a double or a baby mattress, in both cases it’s important that in the cargo and during packing it can get dirty, stuck in or be torn. Because of this it’s worth pulling a rubber blanket on both of its sides or wrapping it around with a foil multiple times since we know how troublesome is itt o clean a mattress, and moreover a good mattress is not even cheap.
In case of electric instruments always take the battery out, and after delivery, particularly in the winter, you should wait an hour or two before turning it on so it will have time to warm up.
Help us, we are moving!
Most of us don’t like moving, packing, nevertheless it’s a good opportunity to select. It’s not worth sending everything back home even if saying this is against ourselves. 🙂
Redundant stuff can be sold, or you can take them to Charity Shops.
How many kilograms is my package?
Before the package is done and weighed it’s very hard to estimate how heavy it will be. This can be important not only in the case of the order but to know in advance how much the moving will cost.
Based on our experience a well packed moving can be calculated in a ration 100kg/m3. This might help you estimate the amount.
If you are that undecided, pack your important and unimportant stuff separately. We bring everything from you, but if there are more packages than there were given in the order, it’s no problem since we sign the less important boxes and store them free of charge until our next delivery.
I hope the above mentioned will help you in the packing. If you have left any questiones, don’t hesitate to ask us.
Good packing, everyone!