The best moving companies in Singapore, whether you’re moving across the world or just across town, or simply need some storage!
Whether you’re finishing up an overseas posting or simply moving to a new apartment, finding the right mover is an essential ingredient to ensuring this highly stressful process goes smoothly. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best moving companies in Singapore to help get you sorted, mama!
Where available, we’ve even provided the average estimated cost for a local move (based on a 3-bedroom condo). Bear in mind that prices can vary depending on a wide number of factors (square footage, amount of furniture, apartment location and more), but at least you get a general idea, which is handy with such a seemingly overwhelming process. It’s always worth getting a few different quotes if you can, mama — in our experience different companies can vary by thousands of dollars in their pre-move estimates! We’ve also noted which companies offer storage services, which can be key when you’re in-between moves.
Rodex is one of Singapore’s local moving stalwarts, having been around since 1978. This is another company with a sterling online reputation (always bodes well), and they offer competitive pricing, to boot! Offering more than just moving services, you can look to them for disposal services, truck rental (with driver), pre- and post-move cleaning services, comprehensive packing and unpacking, aircon servicing and even IT support!
Rodex Movers, 5 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2A, #07-02, AMK TECH 2, Singapore 567760, Tel: (+65) 6844 3363, www.rodexmovers.com.sg
These folks have you got covered no matter the scenario, mama, specialising in both local and international moves. You can opt to pack yourselves, or take full advantage of their speedy and efficient packing services; if you’re moving abroad they offer a Move Manager through their unique MOVEPREP service to handle all the pesky customs and insurance details that go along with international moves. They’ve also got a fully functioning warehouse that provides air-conditioned storage (so key!) for both temporary and long-term requirements.
Average estimated cost for a local 3-bedroom condo move: $2,500 + GST
Exped Moving Services
A newcomer to the moving company scene in 2018, the folks at Exped Moving Services actually bring a total of 14 years of moving experience. They provide a one-stop solution for all their clients, offering services such as packing & unpacking, office, residential, commercial, warehouse and international moves, long and short-term storage, disposal, home cleaning and even handyman services. With 5-star ratings on both Google and Facebook, you can trust that they’re reliable and efficient in their service.
Exped Moving Services, Tel: +65 8866 7936 (Sean Chia), www.expedmovingservices.com.sg
Boxchain-Moving is an international household moving company based in Singapore & UK, dealing with international moves to every corner of the world that’s owned and operated by Icon Relocation. With decades of experience in the international moving industry, they’ve developed Boxchain-Moving for the modern expatriate market in Singapore. Boxchain-Moving grasps the reality of the current international moving market (the owners are expats themselves and have also experienced overseas moves!). They keep their overhead costs down to keep your move costs low, prioritising what’s required to move your personal possessions in a professional and efficient way. They also offer air-conditioned storage services!
Boxchain-Moving, Tel: (+65) 8332 4934 (James Sanderson), boxchain-moving.com
Founded in 2003, CYC Movers specialises in the provision of residential and commercial relocation solutions, locally and internationally. As a professional moving company in Singapore, they provide house moving services, office moving services, international moving services and storage options. They’ve served more than 10,000 families, businesses and government entities in Singapore and abroad, so you can trust that they know what they’re doing! Their storage fees are based on the actual volume of items, so you only pay for what you have to store instead of renting a fixed storage area. CYC Movers will pay close attention to your concerns, priorities, various considerations pertaining to your move and the properties that you entrust to them.
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Sassy Mama Senior Editor Kate used Elite for her last move and was thrilled with their service. Not only was their estimate $1,000 less than what was quoted by some other companies, but their staff handled all packing and unpacking, carried everything up three flights of stairs, and still managed to be done by 3:30pm. Elite is definitely Sassy Mama-approved! They’re honest, professional, experienced and efficient with no hidden costs. They operate locally, but can also organise moves to Malaysia too. Storage services also available.
Elite Movers, Block 3018 Bedok North Street 5, #04-40, Eastlink Building, Singapore 486132, Tel: (+65) 6242 4886, www.elitemovers.com.sg
Storefriendly is Asia’s biggest self-storage network with over 130 branches. They’re easily accessible with branch locations in Paya Lebar (Flagship Branch), Clementi and Alexandra, with more branches coming soon! Enjoy all-day access with 24/7 security, allowing you to visit your storage space any time and rest assured that your items are safely stored in their facilities. Lots of items are preserved better with an air-conditioned environment, especially in Singapore’s hot and humid climate, so the Storefriendly team makes sure your items leave the storage unit in the same condition as when they first arrive. Their facilities are new, clean and well-maintained!
Use promo code ‘SassyxSF‘ to enjoy 2 free months of storage and a free move-in! With every sign up at Storefriendly, they offer up to 2 months of free storage, free move-in and 5 free boxes to help you pack your items.
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In our experience this local company is extremely responsive, following up with our online enquiry within 10 minutes of sending it (when does that ever happen in Singapore?!), and promptly arranging a thorough and detail-oriented site inspection along with providing a competitive quote.
Wowza, mama, this international moving company has almost 400 years of experience with home moves, with 600 locations in more than 40 countries handling over 50,000 moves annually to date. They obviously bring a lot of experience and know-how to any move, but are even able to help with local moves across town. Their standard package includes full door-to-door service (that means no packing, score!), and they can even help you arrange handover services like handymen and apartment cleans.
Average estimated cost for a local 3-bedroom condo move: $3,200 + GST
Allied Pickfords, 10 Hoe Chiang Road, 06-01 Keppel Towers, Singapore 089315, Tel: (+65) 6862 4700, www.alliedpickfords.com.sg
Asian Tigers Mobility
Having served the expat community in Asia for more than 50 years, Asian Tigers (formerly known as K.C. Dat) knows how to make relocations simple and hassle-free. They provide a comprehensive end-to-end mobility service tailored to your personal needs, and can also handle local moves, air and sea freight forwarding, storage solutions, and office moves.
Astro Worldwide Movers
Astro’s been around since 1976 and is well-versed in coordinating the logistics involved in an international move (just check out their name), along with related tasks like air freight and shipping. Of course with their strong network of movers and trucks, they can also help with local moves in a snap.
Astro Worldwide Movers, 7 Temasek Boulevard, #12-07 Suntec Tower One, Singapore 038987, Tel: (+65) 6791 2488, [email protected], www.astromovers.com.sg
With over two decades of experience in the industry, Assalamualaikum Enterprise covers all the basis with services like moving, packing, relocation and storage solutions. Whether it’s private or public homes, offices or moving of commercial premises, their team of movers and packers are experienced, and currently support moving services in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia.
Assalamualaikum Enterprise, www.aelogistics.com.sg
This global company is well-versed in coordinating international moves — their website has handy tips on everything from “Moving with teenagers” to “How to make a greener move”. Along with this they can handle customs queries, pet relocations, special care for fragile or high-value pieces, and much more. And they also offer local moving services!
Crown Relocations, Tel: (+65) 6861 6818, [email protected], www.crownrelo.com
This is like the classic “Man with a Van” revamped for the 21st century: with GoGo Van’s sweet app you get instant access to 10,000 GoGo Vans and trucks across Singapore, whether you want to move one piece of furniture (so handy for Singapore’s thriving pre-loved market!) or your entire house. It’s seriously as simple as booking a taxi, with on-demand, same-day booking and an average response time of just 60 seconds! Prices are totally reasonable, too.
The Helping Hand
The Helping Hand not only earns high marks from mamas across Singapore, but it’s also a moving company you can feel good about using, as it employs recovering drug addicts and ex-offenders, who can sometimes struggle to find employment opportunities in Singapore. With over 20 years’ experience, 14 trucks at their disposal, and low and transparent pricing, it’s a great option for local moves (particularly if you’re ok to handle your own packing).
The Helping Hand, 819 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534678, Tel: (+65) 6283 2204, www.thehelpinghand.org.sg
A local move specialist, KNT’s been around since 2007, and have a reputation for quick and attentive customer service. They’ve got all your packing and unpacking needs sorted if need be, and can also manage longterm storage solutions.
KNT Movers, 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, Singapore 569139, Hotline: (+65) 6747 6636, www.kntmovers.com.sg
Founded in Hong Kong and now available in 17 different cities across Asia, Lalamove provides same-day delivery services for both businesses and consumers, from delivering small items and envelopes to full-scale house moves with different truck sizes available for booking. You can book Lalamove 24/7, with handy door-to-door GPS driver tracking, and you can even arrange multiple deliveries to different destinations, all with the use of their handy app (available for both Apple and Android).
Delivering the best moving services for individuals and businesses, you can count on TheLorry to provide logistical assistance including house and office moving, bulky item disposal, and other needs. TheLorry’s online portal and smartphone app provide users in Singapore and Malaysia with instant quotations on movers while providing various options for the type of vehicle to be rented.
Promise Movers earns raves from mamas for their competitive pricing and efficient but exacting service. They’re capable of handling local or international moves, and can also provide long term storage solutions if need be.
Promise Movers, 19 Keppel Road, Jit Poh Building #06-02
Singapore 089058, Tel: (+65) 8333 1111, www.facebook.com/Promise-Movers-108862522612809
Raffles Relocation & Mobility
Specialising in moving families around the corner or across the globe (they’re “Proudly Singaporean and Robustly Global”!), Raffles Relocation works with over 2,000 partners across 160 countries on 6 different continents, providing a full suite of services from storage to settling-in packages. And they also bring that expertise to local moves, mama, with award-winning customer service that’ll have you feeling right at home, no matter where your new home might be!
Rentalorry is a reputable mover company with over 80 trusted 5-star reviews on their Facebook page. Unlike local movers, Rentalorry partners with a freight forwarder company, M&P International Freights, to provide international moves at very affordable rates. Apart from moving services, Rentalorry is also a one stop portal for all your transportation needs. Their large fleet of vehicles lets them provide lorry or van rental with driver service, passenger van transport service, long term lorry rental and lorry leasing.
With the motto Reliable, Honest, Swift, RHS Movers offers a full range of local moving services at very competitive prices (they specialize in Singapore, and don’t do international relocations). You have the option to pack and unpack your own goods, or leave it to the pros. Rates start from just $200 (for 300 cubic feet of space), including manpower and free furniture wrapping.
SAE Asia Relocation
SAE started in Shanghai in 2005, and their success across China has led them to expand to Singapore. You’ll find a professional and responsive customer service team that can help you with everything from mini-moves across town to international pet relocations. They even coordinate office moves if you need a hand with that headache, mama!
Average estimated cost for a local 3-bedroom condo move: $2,150 + GST
SAE Asia Relocation, 1 Sunview Road, #07-32, Singapore, 627619, Tel: (+65) 9335 1237, www.sae-asia.com
Santa Fe Relocation Services
This international moving pro can help with everything from a Singapore move to a major relocation, handling real estate, visa and immigration services, and much more. Every moving and packing crew is led by an English-speaking supervisor trained in accordance with ISO standards, and they’re happy to help with both packing and unpacking if it’s so required. Santa Fe also uses state-of-the-art storage for keeping your stuff safe, mama!
Providing packing, unpacking and disposal services for maximum convenience, SSTS can handle both local and international moves with ease. They’ve also got both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned storage facilities available, depending on your needs, and are fully equipped to help you manage the customs and insurance issues that arise with international relocations.
Star Moving & Storage
Preferring to give attention to even the smallest details in their relocation services, Star Moving provides home, office and international moves with full packing and unpacking services, air and sea freight services, and even warehouses with air conditioning and non-air con storage facilities. Their other services include handyman and apartment cleaning services!
With the highest referral rate in the industry, not to mention thousands of moves under their belt, Vimbox focuses on efficiency and high-quality customer service. In addition to house moving services, Vimbox also offers office moving services, international moving services, event moving services, disposal services, storage services, lorry rental services, packing and unpacking services and even handyman services; talk about a one-stop shop!
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