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  1. Items to move 150 carton boxes (put a deposit of $150 for 150 boxes which was unprecedented); hall (2 tables, 8 chairs, 8 plastic stools, 1 chaise lounge, 2 storage cabinets. Samla and Slugis boxes); bedrooms (side cabinet, drawer cabinet, bedside cabinets, 2 mattresses & 1 sofa bed); kitchen & laundry (fridge, hob, hood, laundry baskets & household cleaning items in buckets) electronics (Panasonic Plasma TV, Asus desktop, Asus monitor) clothings (paid extra $90 for 3 clothing racks) Date of Move: Saturday 13 June, 8am Completion of Move: 3pm (7 hours!) Cost: $1628 (excluding deposit of S$150 for carton boxes) Rating: ==================================== We won't recommend CitiMap Movers Singapore after what happened at last Saturday move which took 7 hours (8am to 3pm) to complete plus the stress of dealing with rude, difficult, uncooperative and unprofessional movers. No team work. And too many smoke breaks. Citimap or Storage Movers? We are not sure if CitiMap Movers Singapore has sub-contracted out this job to SuperStorage Movers. First, we were to put $150 deposit for 150 carton boxes (which wasn't the case when we hired Citimap all these time), and were given a mixture of Citimap and SuperStorage Movers carton boxes. On the day of the move, the CitiMap Movers Singapore rep wore SuperStorage Movers polo shirt which added to our speculation. Where Is The Move Supervisor?! In the past, the move supervisor would introduced himself and discuss the move plan. For the past few moves, the supervisors were given the move plan, and we also pasted the move plan in the lift car so they could refer to these plan where to put the items. This time round, no one came to introduce himself as the supervisor. When I came out of the bedroom to the hall, it was obvious that the movers had been smoking in our apartment! The movers were obnoxious. They were commenting in Hokkien (thinking that we do not understand) and made many rude comments in Hokkien. "Don't know how to read labels" We have even printed labels to highlight which carton boxes are heavy, fragile or delicate which should not be stacked. When we reminded them, they retorted that they do not know how to read the labels, and that we should not teach them how to move. Rough Handling A few carton boxes were already showing signs of strain upon reaching our temporary location. 2 carton boxes gave way. I do not wish to speculate what is the condition of the 29 carton boxes of tableware, serve ware and glassware that are packed for storage to be moved in about 5 months' time. Not Prepared To Wrap Furniture The previous teams for our other moves were well prepared and wrap the items beyond our expectation with thick fabrics, recycled mattress covers, duvets, bubble wrap and cling wrap. This time, we are very disappointed with how our furniture were handled. This team of movers are not experienced and yet proud. They are ill prepared. Just as well we have a few spare mattress covers and duvets, and they used them to wrap our furniture for the move!! For our previous move, every piece of dining chair and furniture are well taken care of and properly wrapped. This time, the 6 chairs on wheels were not wrapped and they were rolled along the void decks! The bar stools were not wrapped either and placed on the walkway. Dining table, work desk, Oriental bedside cabinets, Ikea storage cabinets were not properly wrapped; corners were not protected. Same for fridge too. No Team Work If there is a supervisor, then he's not able to get his guys to work together - carton boxes were not stacked as marked, carton boxes haphazardly stacked. Throughout the day, we have to bear with terrible attitude of the movers. I was so stressed out by the behavior and attitude of the movers that I took a break in the car to cool myself down. Trolley Left Unattended At Lift Lobby When I got back from the car, I chanced upon a trolley of 6 carton boxes randomly stacked and a $700 ironing system left unattended to at the ground floor lift lobby! After that, we stationed ourselves at 3 checkpoints just to make sure our stuff were taken care of, and not to mention, bear with their rude comments in Hokkien that they thought we don't understand. Unprofessional The movers said that we are fussy and they have never come across such detailed labeling of carton boxes. It goes to show that this bunch of clowns have not handled big move or office move before. We are not movers by profession but have moved many times enough to know what to expect. For our 3rd major move, which was also handled by Citimap, the items were packed for 18 months storage and the move went on as planned; boxes stacked accordingly for the move in 18 months' time. Thus this move with 80% that are meant for 5 months storage is easy by comparison. However, Citimap has failed us this time. Updating Past Recommendation In the past, it has always been Kenny who arranged for our move and we have been singing their praises and recommending them. However, after what we have experienced, we are revisiting all the forum recommendations and updating them with the latest. Thus, I'm putting this down to remind ourselves why we won't be recommending Citimap in future.
  2. We just moved again last Saturday (Telok Blangah Crescent to Bedok) and used CitiMap Movers Singapore. However, this time, Kenny send his colleague. We won't recommend CitiMap Movers Singapore after what happened at last Saturday move which took nearly 7 hours (8am to 3pm) to complete plus the stress of dealing with rude, difficult and incooperative movers. No team work. And too many smoke breaks. We are not sure if CitiMap Movers Singapore has sub-contracted out this job to Storage Movers as we were to put $150 deposit for 150 carton boxes (which wasn't the case when we hired Citimap all these time), and were given a mixture of Citimap and Storage Movers carton boxes. And the CitiMap Movers Singapore rep wore Storage Movers polo shirt which added to our speculation. A few carton boxes were showing signs of strain upon reaching our temporary location. 2 carton boxes gave way. I do not wish to speculate what is the condition of the 29 carton boxes of tableware, serve ware and glassware that are packed for storage to be moved in about 5 months' time. We will move again in 5 months' time and is on the look out for good movers too.
  3. -- update -- the items are sold Fan - Iona 3 tier stand fan Fan - Iona 2 tier stand fan Shredder - Fellowship Paper & CD Shredder Misc - iPad/Tablet Stand
  4. May Day Sales (Pre-loved furniture, furnishing and fittings) |--- Date ---| Friday, 1st May 2015, 1pm to 5pm Saturday, 2nd May 2015, 1pm to 5pm |--- Location ---| Block 21 Telok Blangah Crescent, Singapore 090021. (Google Map - https://goo.gl/maps/dBQg0) |--- Items ---| Pre-loved items that we are selling prior to our move. SALE ITEMS: \-- Furniture --/ - PAX Wardrobe - Cabinets - Bookshelves - Ikea Norden Dining Table \-- Home Appliances & Electronics --/ - LG WD 10481TP Front Loading Washing Machine - Iona Fan 2tier / 3tier standing fan. - LCD screen - Air Purifier \-- Furnishings & Fittings --/ - Wall Racks - Towel Racks - Stand Lamps - Ceiling Lights Fixtures - Cushions - Photo Frames - Clocks \-- Home Office --/ - Ikea Gallant Office Desk (160x80 + 60x80cm) - Ikea Printer Stand/Cabinet - Files - Trays - Document Carriers - Shredder - Cutter \-- Beauty --/ - clothes - accessories hangers & organizers ... and many other items. Please check out the following links for pixs and updates of items: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1089671387713186&type=1&l=97c7e9b59e https://carousell.com/closetboggart/ =========================================== Many thanks and see you!
  5. We have always Citimap and have arranged for them for our 5th move in June. Alan from Citimap came over at about 3pm yesterday to give us a quote and 2 hours later, boxes, tapes and bubble wraps were delivered. For our other 4 moves (from one rental to another 2002, 2004, 2006, and to a HDB in 2008), Kenny sent a very experienced team of movers; meticulous in the wrapping of big items (marble table, cabinets, fridge, washers, furniture, stand lamps, etc that couldn't fit into a carton box), and a few of them even remembered how to tear down and put together a few pieces of furnitures that they have handled for us for the past 4 moves. Kenny and his team made the moves such a breeze for us, and also, I don't need to rush to unpack. Every now and then when I have unpacked and gathered a big pile of flatted carton boxes, he will arrange for collection. Thus we would highly recommend them. KK
  6. If the window frame is green, it is likely that it is powder coated paint. And it's very likely that you can use Rustoleum paint over it. Perhaps you might want to do a test panel of your bathroom window frame. We get our Rustoleum paint from HomeFix; the Malay assistant at AnchorPoint has been very helpful.
  7. Hi PGal, I chanced upon one of the replies you had posted and noted your "Current Status : Just called Town council to complain abt the water mark on my bedroom wall.." which prompted me to share with you what is going on with my friend's flat in Tampines. Looks like you might have the same problem as my friend. She bought the unit early last year. When it's a rainy, the water would seep in for both rooms - water leaking from power socket on water, water leaking from little holes on the wall above where the window panels are, moldy spots on the walls, ceiling, etc. It's really stressful as she couldn't arrange her things in proper in that room as she is still patiently waiting for the town council peeps to rectify it. So, do check out carefully where could be the problem areas; check with the previous owners; ask the agent. Hope they are not in any of the areas that you might have built in cabinets. Keep us posted on how it goes and I'll share it with my friend too. KK
  8. Just got back from a discussion with the ID. He advised that the best that the solid surface worktop contractor could do is to buffer the worktop to remove the stain after CNY.
  9. You might want to check out Shanghai Tong Lee's eCatalogue and probably call them up to see if they have what you want. Keep us posted here where you managed to find them. Good to know where we have find these stuff. You might want to check out Shanghai Tong Lee's eCatalogue and probably call them up to see if they have what you want. Keep us posted here where you managed to find them. Good to know where we have find these stuff. You might want to check out Shanghai Tong Lee's eCatalogue and probably call them up to see if they have what you want. Keep us posted here where you managed to find them. Good to know where we have find these stuff. You might want to check out Shanghai Tong Lee's eCatalogue and probably call them up to see if they have what you want. Keep us posted here where you managed to find them. Good to know where we have find these stuff.
  10. myworld, dont mistake me that i was laughing at you being superstitious. I agree with you about those spooky things. I have moved many times and there were indeed some corners of the flat/house that would cause some uneasy feeling. For one of the rental flat, any of my friends who slept in that guest room felt uneasy, except for one fierce lady friend. Many of them had weird dreams. For a flat that I used to own at Teban Gardens, a few told me that the spooky corner is at the guest toilet area and that they saw some 'things'. For my grandparent's old place, the 3rd floor attic was the spooky one. Only my daring and fierce uncle dare to stay up there. Even passing the stairways to the attic brought on goose pimples. Anyway, my friend recommended that we threw a handful of rice at all corners of the house when we first move into any place and say something like "excuse me, this is my place now". Thus, I like to open up all the room doors and windows, even if it meant having to spend extra few minutes each evening to close up the windows.
  11. Interestingly enough, we only see 1 of such tv antenna cable box in our flat as we thought there would be 2 of such being this flat was 2 x 3 room flat. Anyway, we kept the box there for amusement. Who knows, maybe one day we might need it to watch the news when Starhub point fails. When Starhub point fails, internet connection fails too. Come to think of it, home phone would fail too. Hope that day don't come!
  12. Watch this animation and you will understand why it's called PD door. I believe they are the only company in SG doing this type of door system. We have 5 of such doors installed - 2 utilities room, 1 shower area, 1 toilet, 1 guest bedroom rear exit. KK
  13. myworld, you are funny! I dislike having those spooky corners in the apartments too. I simply dislike going in there to get stuff, never know when I would be surprised by roaches or spiders and the like. yikes. We had store room under the stairways in one of our rental apartment. It's horrible. It's crump and stuffy. When we want to reach for anything at the back of the store room, there were just so many things to move aside - MJ table, vacuum cleaners, sports gears, rabbits stuff [litters and hay]. Luggages were just too clumsy to be stored there and they ended up upstairs in one of the bedrooms. No store room I didn't have a store room in the past at a 5 room point block flat unit nor in one of the rental apartment we had before and we created a storage area behind our simple bamboo pole wardrobe system. So behind our clothings that hang like boutiques, we store our luggages, mahjong table, bowling balls, exercise gears, vacuum cleaner, toyogo boxes of documents [on shelf above our height], etc. It was relatively easy to access to the things behind the clothings. Utility Room = Store Room ? Now we have 2 utility rooms - Utility Room L - for the maid; Utility Room R for 3 bunnies. At first, we used Utility Room R as a store room. Handyman & Computer Repair Stuff Tom's quite a handyman and thus has many tools, tool boxes, ladder, workbench, toyogo boxes of fittings and such. On top of that, a few CPUs, monitors, laptops sitting around to store, awaiting for him to find the time to fix them. When he had all these things in the utility room, it was terrible. When he has to fix stuff, he would bring the tools and what nots from that room and left them where he was working on [Excuse: too troublesome to put them back, going to use them in awhile]. So imagine, a set of tools and boxes in the guest room, another set in the kitchen, yet another set in the lounge, ladder plonked here and there, work bench in the kitchen one day, another day in the lounge. Then he hadn't even started on his computer repair hobby. *i faint liao* Storage solution - Wall to wall shelvings with Ikea Broder wall system in one of the bedrooms [Front Room]. It's easy to reach for the things. When it's easy to access, that's mean easy to put them back too and would be used for more often instead of them being a white elephant. If he wish to saw anything, it's all controlled mess in that front room. Work bench does not leave that room; ladder gets back to its place easily. And when he's not using these stuff, just draw the curtains and there, mahjong room! Luggages, Toyogo Boxes + Bunnies So you see, Utility Room R is for 3 bunnies + luggages + toyogo boxes of documents. In a way, it is an ideal room for bunnies as we can contain the mess when we groom the bunnies. No clumps of fur rolling around in the lounge. Vacuum cleaner goes into the cabinet in the kitchen - out of sight, easy to access, do not obstruct anything, together with the other attachments. My maid used to leave it sitting around anywhere she reckoned convenient instead of putting it in the store room. Now, she has no excuse. In the same cabinet, we have space for a basket of paper shopping bags and another toyogo box of recycle bags to grab before heading to the supermarket. Pantry Cabinet was built to store can food, jars of stuff, toyogo boxes of dried goods, instant noodles, teas, coffee, milk, organic food stuff, rice, spare bottles of cooking oil, olive oil, sauces and such. In that way, we do not buy more than what we need. Cleaning Agents Cabinet stores dishwashing liquid refills, cartons of laundry powders, bottles of softeners, bleach, etc. Also, brooms, dustpans, bamboo pole fork and any other cleaning agents goes into this cabinet. Uh, recycle plastic bags for the chute. Insecticide sprays goes into this cabinet. Toilet paper, boxes of tissue papers, kitchen paper towels goes to the cabinet with extra rolls of alum. foil and cling wraps. Sports gears - Tennis bag + rackets; Squash bags + rackets; Badminton rackets; Bowling Balls; Inline Skates; Exercise mats; Reverse Pull Up Boots; Knee Braces - all goes into a cabinet created to hide the DB box in the lounge. Xmas Tree & Accessories goes into the cabinet which was once a wall separating the lounge and master bedroom. CNY decoration goes into this cabinet too, along with wrapping papers, toyogo box of ribbons and tapes. In the same cabinet, plentiful of storage of board games, photo albums, 6 stacks of Ikea boxes of sewing projects, sewing machine, pottery art stuff, instruction manuals, wires, cables, packing materials, etc. Store Room? Would I want a store room? No. Scary after this 2 month stint of using the utility room for his stuff, and especially with a maid who loves to chuck things into the store room and forgets where things are. Space planning Since you'd be renovating and planning the space, think departmental stores *hehehe* categorize the things and create the cabinets for them instead of stuffing everything into the store room. Make every square inch a usable space. And no dark, spooky corner in the apartment.
  14. Have you pop by Universal Union at Geylang? Near UU, there is another 2 other shops that have some interesting bathroom and kitchen fittings to check out; not to mention the lighting shops too. At UU, we were serviced by a super friendly and patient young man, Wilson. We did our leg work and drew up a list of bathroom and kitchen fittings when we went there. It's easier to compare the pricing and he gave us a good price. Here's a short list of what we bought that might help in your search for bathroom and kitchen fittings:- W.Heater: ARISTON Storage Heater Ti 1.5Litre [uU: $200] Mixer (MBR Bathroom): GROHE Thermostatic Shower Mixer Atrio Jota 34 062 000 [uU: $1677. About $200 off from what we would pay at Grohe, Parklane shop] Mixer(Common Bathroom): RAPETTI Thermostatic Shower Mixer 9520015000 [Ferrara AsiaPac: $50. Prefer this mixer, easier to control the lever than the Grohe Mixer.] Shower Head (MBR Bathroom): HANSGROHE Raindance Allrounder Set AIR [uU: $615] Shower Head(Common Bathroom): OUF Free Shower Set HANSGROHE lookalike [uP: $180. UU: $125. Just as good as the $615!] WC: CRIZO CWC-2340-WT [AM: $399. UU: $300] Kitchen Sink Mixer: VR UNION HFVSP 1001SA2 [simSiangChoon: $192. We didn't like the retractable extension hose in most sink mixer thus this really fits the bill.] Jumbo Sink: Foster Built-In 1 bowl Sink Anti Scratch 910 x 500 x Depth215mm; 1mm thickness [Rhoyxon: $824. Highly recommended if hv budget. Planning to get the anti scratch small sink to replace Mondi s.steel sink.] Hob: ARISTON PH 730 RT IX [Mayer: $489. UU: $445] KK PS. For makan, the teochew porridge opp. UU is good; smelly taiwan tau fu is just a stone's throw away too.
  15. Thanks de Pierre for your valuable advice. I will discuss with the ID on Friday to explore the options. What do you think of those work tops from Ikea? Are those forms of laminates? *work top idiot* KK
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