Importing Taxable Items
Going Over Budget
There are a variety of expenses to consider when moving overseas — it is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed initially. To keep costs within budget, you may consider:
Cutting down the number of items that you intend to move. The cost of your move is dependent on the volume of goods that need to be moved. Ask your International moving company for 2 quotes: One with items that are definitely going, and another for items on the “nice to have” or “optional” list. That way, you can compare and decide if it is cheaper to ship or buy the optional items again at destination.
Avoiding moving during peak season— it is more costly to move during certain months of the year.. In Singapore, peak seasons run through May, June and July, as well as November and December.
Choosing the Wrong Moving Company
It’s critical that you find a reputable International Mover that is trustworthy to honor everything that they agree on. Many expats make a huge mistake of selecting their coving company based on the lowest price, only to end up with extra costs and going over budget when it is too late.
Choose an International Mover with a lot of positive customer reviews online. One great site that does this is SIRELO . Make sure your International mover is specialized in handling international moves (not just local moves), and can offer all the additional services you might need like packing and unpacking, customs clearance and storage if needed. All reputable International moving companies will also definitely offer you a comprehensive transit insurance plan.