How much will you need to move house in Singapore?

By Renonation Team / Renonation.sg | August 22, 2018 2:00 PM SGT
If the topic of home renovation were a novel, the chapter on moving house will most likely be just a footnote. That’s usually because people don’t put too much thought into it until the last minute, by which time it can be both a daunting and costly task. It pays to be prepared beforehand, so spare yourself the hassle with our handy guide to moving house:
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1. Packing & unpacking
This is the process most people never look forward to, and probably the reason why they procrastinate so much in the first place. If you have better things to do than deciding whether it is a good idea to have your clothes should go together with the cutlery, then you’re in luck.
There are a couple of moving companies such as MrMover and Moovers International who also provide packing services so that you don’t have to lift a finger. Depending on how obsessive-compulsive you are, they can sort and label your belongings accordingly, reducing the frustration of rifling through boxes to find something when unpacking.
Of course, this service comes at a premium, costing an average of $300 depending on the amount of things you require them to pack and how detailed they need to be.
2. Disposal Services
If you’ve lived in a property for even a short period of time and plan to move house after that, chances are there will be quite a substantial number of items you’ll want to dispose of. This problem is worse if you’ve been residing in said property for five years (the typical duration of the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) for HDB flats) or more.
On the bright side, moving house is the best time to decide what furniture you’ll want to keep and which ones to get rid of. If you do have bulky furniture, such a sofa, that needs to be disposed of, you may want to approach your condo management (if you live in a condo) or town council (if you live in a HDB) first before venturing to search for a furniture disposal company.
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