Seven expert tips to keep your stuff safe when moving

Are you planning on moving to a new place? Nothing is more exciting than moving a new house. And if you are going to move to a new house, one of the things that you will have to do is to pack and move all of your stuff too. Over the years, you probably have acquired a lot of stuff, and getting all of those to your new place can be a monumental task. Dishes, electronics, furniture, and other kinds of stuff may end up breaking during your move. So you have got to be extra careful when packing and moving fragile things. Here are some tips that you can follow if you want to keep all of your stuff safe during your move.

Categorize your things

You may want to categorize your things before you pack them up for moving. For example, try to categorize dishes and other breakables into the same boxes. This is so that when you are moving them; you know which kinds of boxes contain what.

Label the boxes

You should label your boxes in two ways. Mark the boxes that contain breakable objects as being fragile, that way these boxes are handled carefully. And you should also mark which side of the boxes should be placed on which side up, to ensure that one box does not accidentally get put in the wrong position.

Use a lot of bubble wrap or foam

Layer and wrap your valuable and fragile stuff with a lot of bubble wrap. And you may also want to add packaging foam to all of the boxes that contain fragile items as well.

Consider insurance

It may be a good idea to take out some insurance for all of your most valuable stuff before you move. Sure, it may cost you a bit of money, but the extra monetary protection against loss or damage is more than worth it.

Pack your most valuable things with you

The valuable possessions that you have, and some of those more fragile items, may be better off being packed along with you while you travel. This is so that these small and valuable stuff do not get lost.

Inventory your stuff

Make a complete inventory list of all of your stuff when you are about to move. Having a complete list of the stuff that you have, can ensure that nothing will get lost during the actual move itself.

Hire professional movers

Hiring movers in Woodlands Singapore to help you out would be your best option. They can ensure that nothing gets broken or lost during the move. Plus, they are also going to pack and move your stuff much more quickly than you can alone. The services of a moving company are more than worth paying for.

Make sure to follow all of these tips, if you do, then all of your stuff should be safe whenever you are moving. All of these tips are especially applicable if you are ever traveling long distances. If you do not want your priceless valuables destroyed, you need to keep in mind the tips in this article.


Considering Moving To Singapore? What Every Expat Needs To Know

Singapore is considered to be one of the best cities in Asia for expats. Many think of this beautiful city as the perfect place to retire and live out the rest of their life. It is a clean and efficiently run city, yet there are charming remnants left over from British colonial rule. This bustling city is one of Asia’s primary finance and trade centers. While there are many benefits to living in Singapore including sparkling clean streets and a diverse and friendly population, the city was just recently named the most expensive city in the world. Still, there are many good reasons for expats to make Singapore their new home.

There is plenty of housing available in Singapore including apartments and high-rise condominiums. There are a few single-family homes but these rarely have any type of yard. The choices in housing for expats is usually between government-owned or HDB housing and privately owned condominiums. There is a wealth of new construction and many of these new apartments and condos have great amenities such as playgrounds, pools, and gyms. There are some landed homes in the suburbs.

While there is plenty of housing, the rent can be quite expensive. Space and land are in high demand in Singapore which drives up rent costs. As you near city center, rents increase dramatically.

The city enjoys a very low crime rate. Local law enforcement works hard to enforce the government’s zero-tolerance policy on drugs. One thing that may be different for most expats is that pedestrians do not have the right of way in Singapore. This means you need to use the crosswalks wherever possible. Sidewalks are usually very narrow and you may find yourself sharing with a bike which can create a dangerous environment. There are no dedicated lanes for bikes in the city and most drivers don’t look out for cyclists.

This said public transportation options are extensive. There are buses and trains that will take riders just about anywhere. The cost for public transportation is very cheap, but driving and owning a car can be expensive.

Traveling to and from Singapore is usually a challenge for expats, but once you are there it is easy to get to the best vacation spots. Many people get away on weekend jaunts. There are several budget airlines with affordable fares making it easy to get to Vietnam, Thailand and within Malaysia.

 

If you’re an expat, you may not know anyone when you arrive in Singapore. The people are typically very friendly and it is easy to make friends. There are many Facebook groups and online forums where expats can meet locals and learn about the community.

One significant benefit of being an expat in Singapore is the healthcare. There are plenty of public and private hospitals and outpatient clinics as well as many clinics run by private practitioners. It is important to note, however, that unless a clinic or doctor accepts your insurance, you will be responsible for all costs. These must be paid at the time of the visit.


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