What is a bill of lading and why is it important?

So you’ve probably started to pack and move, and just discovered that when shipping items you need to sign some sort of legal document. The bill of lading. What is it? Why is it important? Do I need it? These are just some of the questions people who first encounter this document start asking themselves. Continue reading “What is a bill of lading and why is it important?”

How to ship musical instruments internationally with ease

Whether you are selling musical equipment online or you are a musician moving to Kuwait, shipping musical instruments require some special measures. Musical instruments are valuable, exceptionally delicate and usually very fragile. All that, together with their odd shapes makes them very tricky to safely ship internationally. The best way to ship musical instruments internationally is by using air freight Kuwait. They can also help you with all the required documentation, so your only concern should be to pack your instruments properly. Continue reading “How to ship musical instruments internationally with ease”

Tips for packing musical instruments

Packing is almost everyone’s worst nightmare. When we’re going on holiday, we dread the moment we have to get our suitcase out and fill it with outfits, shoes and all the other things we’ll need during our trip. When it comes to moving house, though, this task becomes even more dreadful. It doesn’t take hours, it takes days and there are always some problematic items. For example, big or fragile things like instruments can give us a headache when we’re figuring out how to pack them and transfer them to our new home. If you’re someone who plays an instrument, you want to keep it safe and damage-free and packing it might be a little bit difficult. Of course, hiring some professional movers and packers Kuwait can be very helpful with this issue, but there are also techniques you can use yourself. Here are some tips on packing musical instruments. Continue reading “Tips for packing musical instruments”

Decluttering methods for keeping your home clean

If your home is in a mess maybe you don’t know how to get out of it? There are many decluttering methods you can exploit to bring tidiness to your home. If you are living in Kuwait you probably have a large living space. So if your entire home is cluttered with unnecessary items you will need to put some effort if you want to have a clean living space. But don’t start before you make a good plan. You need to think about certain things in advance. What will you do with the things you don’t want to keep? Are selling your stuff or you will need storage? Maybe you would like to keep some of your stuff so renting a top quality warehouse Kuwait could be a good solution. If you got that covered you can focus on other tasks. Continue reading “Decluttering methods for keeping your home clean”

Transporting exotic pets during a move

So, you are planning to pack and move in Kuwait and you have an exotic pet you want to bring with you. Transporting exotic pets during a move can be very stressful for you and for your animal. If you are transporting your pet during a move you will have a lot of other distractions. You can’t fully concentrate on your pet and some animals are very sensitive. Some species will need extra care in this stressful situation. You will need to pick a right moving container or a carrier and create conditions suitable for your pet. Conditions will, of course, be different for different animal species. Continue reading “Transporting exotic pets during a move”

How to prepare for the green move?

Are you planning to move to a new house? You must have dozens of questions and plans in your head about how it should be done in the best possible way. And although moving can be stressful – if you go green while moving, we guarantee that your environment, your body, and the planet will be grateful.  Learn how to prepare for the green move and avoid polluting the environment unnecessarily. Continue reading “How to prepare for the green move?”

How to Clean Your New Home: Tips & tricks

Moving to a new home is a fresh start. But, it requires a lot of work. Cleaning is one of the steps. It is easier to clean your new home before your household items arrive. And also, if you need to repair something (painting the walls, changing wallpapers and carpets, etc.) do it before a moving day if you are able to. Of course, it is not always a solution.

If you are moving to another country, cleaning a home before moving is probably not possible for you. So, you have two solutions in this case. The first is to hire a cleaning service and the second is to clean it after moving (when the items are still in boxes). Besides you want to pack and move like a pro, you should also unpack and clean a new home like a pro. If you want to do it on your own, here we have simple cleaning tips and tricks. Continue reading “How to Clean Your New Home: Tips & tricks”

Tips for shipping a large-area rug

Rugs give a warm feel to your home. Some of them are very expensive and hand made, some of them are not, but it does not matter because in both cases, they will decorate a home. If you are moving overseas, shipping them in one of the best and easiest options on how to transport them to your new home. Searching for shipping companies in Kuwait is one of the most important steps when shipping a large-area rug. Tips are essential, and that is exactly what we can offer, together with the best movers and packers.

A living room with a rug in the middle.
Every home looks much warmer with a beautiful rug inside.

There are many types and sizes of rugs. Persian rugs are one of the most expensive ones and they require special attention. People are shipping rugs and carpets al the time, it is not an unusual situation, but for most people, it is an unfamiliar field. If you want a rug in your home, then prepare it and ship it. Here is how.

Shipping a large-area rug successfully

Large rugs are very heavy, and of course big, but they are not impossible to ship and move. You need to make sure your rug reaches the final destination safe and undamaged. Packing and waiting for a rug delivery can give us a hard headache and stress too, especially if it has special value to you. That is why the best option is to learn how to pack and move like a pro. By reading this guide, you will. 

A large rug on the floor.
Prepare and pack your large rug properly and it will arrive undamaged.

Prepare a large rug for shipping

Before you ship your rug or carpet, clean in deeply. Dust and dirt may damage your rug during transportation, also it will be much easier to unpack it and put it in the room. After a deep clean, it must be dry completely. If there is only a 1 percent of water, it will smell bad and it can grow mold. That may be a huge disaster and the last thing you want to happen. Washing large and sensitive rugs is not a simple job, so if you cannot do it by yourself, hire professionals to clean and dry your large rug.

Pack a rug properly

If you are packing your large rug, on your own, then you should know how. If you do not have time or simple you cannot do it, professional packers from removal companies could pack it faster than you would.

  • Determine the direction of the rug pile (fibers) before you roll it. Just look at the piles and run with your hand over your carpet. This way it will be smaller and your shipping costs will be too.
  • When shipping a large-area rug, before you roll it, put an acid-free and cotton sheet on the rug. This will prevent a rug from sweating. Especially if you are shipping it to a hot city.
  • If your rug is not thick, fold it into thirds and then roll the opposite side. If it is thick and it is not possible to fold it this way, just roll it.
  • Use a tie around the center of the rolled rug to keep a rug in place. Because the rig is big, tie a rug on corners too, not only in the middle.
  • Do not wrap a rug with a plastic moving blanket. Plastic will make a rug wet.
  • Measure a rug after you rolled it (the length and width). Weight is also important when shipping and moving items. This way you will know how it will cost you.
  • Adding cotton padding on ends will keep a rug secure during the shipping process, but do not use newspapers.
  • After shipping is done, unpack and check your rug. If you notice any defect, report it to your shipping company. That is why insurance is important when shipping goods.

Hiring a reliable shipping company

Shipping household items, including shipping a large-area rug is not a task you can do alone. Finding a shipping company is the most important step. You can choose a type of transport (air, sea or road) and the rest of the conditions. A company must be experienced, reliable, and reputable. When choosing a company, ask them about the tracking option, so you will know where your rug is in every moment of the transportation process. A rug must arrive undamaged and on time. Shipping household items to the other country require a lot of preparation. A good freight forwarder will arrange and prepare the whole process and documents.

Googling and searching before shipping a large-area rug.
Search all the options and choose the best shipping company to transport your valuable rig and the rest of your household items.

Finding a storage unit

What to do if your large-area rug cannot fit into your apartment? Or if your household items will arrive a few days before you do? Finding a secure warehouse in Kuwait is the best option. A shipping company or a moving company should find you the right size storage unit. Or you can do it by yourself. Warehouses come in different size and conditions. There are temperature-controlled warehouses, indoor and outdoor units, etc. Choosing the right one is important, especially if you have special rugs.

Outdoor storage units.
By finding a perfect storage unit for your large rug, you will keep them safe.

Shipping a large-area rug and packing it, is just one part of the whole process. When you find a reliable company to ship your rug, half of a job is already done. By following these tips and steps you will move a large rug successfully. Even if you are moving to the other side of the world, they are worth to move them with you.

How to pack and move a king size mattress

It is almost impossible to move a heavy bed and mattress by yourself. Also, even if you do have help from your friends, you will need a guide to do it the right way. If you are not sure how to pack and move a king size mattress, we will show you how. Before you know it, you will pack it like a professional. Continue reading “How to pack and move a king size mattress”

How to Unpack and Assemble a Bunk Bed

People love to use bunk beds because they save a lot of space in a bedroom, and also kids love them (especially a kid who is on the top). They have a lot of advantages, but one disadvantage is that they are hard to relocate. After you pack them, it is time to unpack and assemble a bunk bed again into your new home. For transportation details, you can ask moving company Kuwait about information, but here you can learn all the tips about preparing, packing, unpacking, and assembling your bunk bed with ease and success. Continue reading “How to Unpack and Assemble a Bunk Bed”