All About Moving House - boxes, movers, etc

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All About Moving House - boxes, movers, etc

Postby smurf » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:59 am

recently, we need a lot of boxes cos moving house soon. but where can we obtain/buy those boxes? :D

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Re: moving house need boxes

Postby heutistmeintag » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:11 am

smurf wrote:recently, we need a lot of boxes cos moving house soon. but where can we obtain/buy those boxes? :D


You using movers? If yes, get from them.

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Postby MMM » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:02 am

We used the services of breakthrough (Those service that is run by ex-convict). Basically the moment they arrive, they will just start moving so we had to pack in advance. They don't provide boxes or probably we didn't ask. But reasonable fees and good service. Everything was done in 1 load.

To get the boxes, I actually asked my office auntie to keep boxes for me so I ended up with sufficient boxes by the time i moved. I accumulated for at least a month. I also get those white label stickers and label different location so that in the midst of packing, my pils can start to paste the location sticker and manually write the brief description on what's in the box. This helps the mover tremendously in getting things to places efficiently and us in unpacking.

Good luck with the move. It's a major activity packing and unpacking :lol: The ironic thing is that after unpacking, sometimes I wonder where I kept certain stuff. This shows that for things that you are seeing it for the 1st time after many years and never use it, the general rule is to discard/ donate to salvation army if it's still good. We were lucky to have my sils' maids and my sils also came to help us to unpack as my pils are "sentimental" ppl so cannot discard old stuff. My sil was surprised to find stuff that were there even before they got married and was wondering why my pils don't throw it away. :roll:

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Postby Funguy71 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:52 am

When I moved house in few years back, I bought some boxes from a packaging company located at Toa Payoh. Is it convenient for you?

Selling in 2 sizes. 1) 20" x 20" x 20" - $3.40 per box. 2) 20" x 15" x 15" - $2.40 per box.

If you interested, I will give you the address.

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Postby hquek » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:31 am

hi smurf,

Just remember to bring important documents like testimonials, certificates etc BY YOURSELF. My friend lost all her educational transcripts and testimonials during one of her moves (she had packed those in a box for the movers).

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Re: moving house need boxes

Postby shadowplay » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:46 am

You can ask for empty boxes from your friendly neighbourhood fruit stores or provision shops, certainly helps especially if u are a regular... FOC. :lol:

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Postby schellen » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:01 am

If you know of a photocopy shop in your neighbourhood, ask the staff there if you can have their empty boxes. I don't mean the small ones that reams of paper come in. I'm referring to the big, white(?) ones that the small boxes are put in. Since paper is quite heavy, these boxes are sturdy enough for use in moving house. I used them before and they are quite clean (you just need to wipe the box bottom and lid top before using).

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Postby smurf » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:20 pm

thanks mummies for contributing!:)

so many ways to accumulate boxes.hee.

Hi Funguy71,

yup, I'm interested, if I can't get free boxes or not enuff, then I shall buy.:)

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Postby Funguy71 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:50 pm

Hi smurf,

Have pm you the address.

Cheers...

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Postby smurf » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:34 pm

Thanks funguy71. :wink:

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