Movers inside Singapore + Large items into HDB?

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Movers inside Singapore + Large items into HDB?

Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 9:15 am


I currently live on the 13th floor in a 'cozy' 3room HDB. A friend is moving back to Europe and donating some quite nice furniture to me. The only concern seems to be what will or won't fit. The items include a very large sofa, double-door very wide fridge, King size bed, etc. All of the items will fit in the unit, but I'm concerned they won't fit in the elevator. Oh did I mention my building has the old-style 'every other floor' lifts? (Upgrades still under construction)

Anyway, what is the standard for in-country moving services? Will they outright reject moving items too big? Will they opt to hike them up the stairs? Is SGD$100 too much/too little to tip if they to hike everything up the stairs?

Also, any recommendations on a service?

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Post by teck21 » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:12 am

I believe the Movers will ask you whether the lifts stops at your level, the type of item you moving and quote you accordingly.

I think they do charge quite a premium for having to move heavy stuff up and down stairs, but that has never happened to me before.

They don't just accept your job at a fixed price without asking questions. :)

My last two moves were engaged using the same Mover, who employed foreign nationals instead of locals, and I thought they did a far better job than the previous times I'd used locals who couldn't care less whether they scratched your floor or ruined your furniture.

Not sure if theyor modus operandi is still the same now.

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Post by therat » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:33 am

mover normally will ask few question

1. Pick up location , is it lift level? If no, how many level up and down from the nearest lift level
2. drop of location, is it lift level? If no, how many level up or down from the nearest lift level
3. What item.

They need to estimate what size of transport it require and how many manpower.

Some Mover charge extra amount for every level up or down.

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