10 tips to save money on your move

How to save money for a move house?

10 advises for saving money

You want to move to another region? This can easily cost more than € 4000… but here are some advises for a move:

How much does it cost to move?

The cost of a move is calculated according to different factors:

  • The distance between your old and your new home
  • The volume (in cubic meters) of your furniture, equipment, personal belongings …
  • The package you choose: economy mode (packing and unpacking at your expense) or comfort mode where the carrier will take care of everything (more expensive).
  • The duration of the moving phase: would you need a guard, a temporary accommodation…

Tip # 1: Set your move date to save money

During the weak season, from mid-June to mid-September, when demand is highest, prices are 30-40% higher than during the rest of the year. By choosing the low season period, you can save between 20% and 25% and benefit from a more flexible service.

Tip # 2: Move only useful things

It is often difficult to separate from certain things, be it from a material, symbolic or psychological point of view, but we advise you to donate or sell what you no longer need, you will save on transportation! Similarly, do not carry the equipment you have planned to replace once in your new home. If you have a lot of “stock”, consider organizing a sale of storeroom type or garage sale.

Tip # 3: find accommodation during the move.

Your move may take several months, so it is possible that your future accommodation will not be available to you right away … If you are a student, the cheapest will be to stay in hostels. If not, try to find a room with the inhabitant, it is economical and you can meet nice people!

Tip # 4: store your furniture and equipment in self-storage.

If you need to store some of your furniture or business, the most economical solution will be self-storage: you will only need to put your belongings in cartons boxes, transport your furniture and organize your storage space. The company only deals with the provision of boxes and handling equipment, as well as their supervision.

Tip # 5: organize the menu of the days before the move

See what you have left and set the menu of the weeks before the move to gradually empty your cupboards and your freezer. Taking it in advance, you will have consumed your food before the day of your move and you will avoid wasting or wasting your food.

Tip # 6: Use a hub to move your car

A hub is a terminal where cars are loaded, unloaded and transferred. If you bring your car to one of these hubs, you will save the journey between the terminal and your home. Check our dedicated article on this subject: How to transfer the ownership of a car in Thailand?

Tip # 7: Ask the former owner or former tenant not to close the “energy” contracts

To avoid having to pay the costs of opening contracts for heating, water or gas, try to arrange with the previous occupant: ask him not to put an end to the previous contracts and to do only one statement. Opening a contract will cost more than a transfer.

Tip # 8: Try to rent your utility vehicle only one way.

This will save you having to bring your rental car back to its original destination, therefore your move will cost you less.

Tip # 9: Get moving cartons

The most economical will be to ask directly from the merchants of your city, indeed it can represent a certain cost to buy them new. For big boxes, ask the stores of equipment of the house, for the smallest sizes, privilege the booksellers or stores of cultural products.

Tip #10: decrease your invoice relocation by taking advantage of financial aid

Organizations such as CAF offer bonuses in specific situations, for example if the move occurs at the birth of the 3rd child. Mobili-Pass assistance can also provide you with significant financial assistance. Finally, your employer can take care of all or part of your move.

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Moving tips

Siam Relocation provide you some moving tips

Moving to another country may confront you with challenges that you have not thought of before. These can be even more surprising if you go to the other side of the world. In this article, we will give you some tips to make your move easier and cheaper.

Lighten up:

It is not necessarily necessary to encumber you with some imposing effects. Besides the sentimental value, they can have for you, you can easily redeem them (and sometimes cheaper) in your new country. For example, ask yourself the question of bringing your car or old sofa, old clothes, appliances or gas cooker. Your move could be an opportunity for you to renew all your belongings to save on your move.

Daily services:

Before arriving in your country of destination, do not forget to inquire about everyday services that you will necessarily need. What phone plan for me once there? Should I open a new bank account to limit fees? Are there health insurance schemes and mutual insurance schemes? Anticipation is the key to a successful move. It is quite common to omit this kind of benefit as they have become automatic in our daily lives.

Prepare your move:

At first, do not hesitate to contact us to explain your project your expectations, and your needs. We will take great pleasure in advising you in your approach.

Then, differentiate the goods you want to bring with you, and those you want to get rid of. Post an ad on the Internet or contact an association for goods you do not need.

Once everything is ready, our movers will take your furniture to your home to begin the journey to your new life. You can also load them yourself in one of our trucks to save some money.

Finally, once we have recovered your furniture, enjoy your trip in total serenity before recovering your new home!

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Importance of packing during a move

The packing is probably the most important step in logistics

If the price of your move seems too expensive, or if you simply want to save money for your on-site installation, we’ve thought of everything. Indeed, we have thought of a special service, where your involvement in the loading and / or packaging of your goods can lighten your bill.

To pack your belongings, it is recommended to start as soon as possible. It is best to start with the least useful, which you may not be able to use before your departure (clothes out of season, craft materials, etc.)

You also need to be organized. Be methodical when packing together goods belonging to the same family (clothes with clothes, dishes with dishes) to make it easier for you. Consider writing on each box a number, content, destination address, and especially your name.

It is strongly advised to pack your fragile objects carefully, especially with bubble wrap. Glassware and dishes can travel safely. Also remember to close the cartons with scotch tape, and indicate on it the mention “Fragile” as well as the top and bottom. If you have stored them, it is recommended to use the original packaging of your products.

To save even more money, you can also load the container or truck yourself. The container is used for volumes above 15m3.

For the latter, we offer you two possibilities:

  • The truck equipped with a crane to place the container on the ground to make its loading easier. It is especially recommended for bulky goods and if you do not have any material handling equipment.
  • The standard truck, where the container will be at 1.5m from the ground. It is more economical if you have material handling equipment.

Be logical in your cargo: begin with your furniture and appliances, glued to the walls of the container with one of the straps. Stack your boxes from the heaviest to the lightest to avoid damaging them.

We modify our packing services according to the nature of the goods being transported. At Siam Relocation, we provide a wide range of services that include packaging:

  • Single packing cartons
  • Cartons with straps
  • Packed cartons
  • Wooden pallet
  • Wooden box
  • Bubble packaging
  • Metal housing

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The appropriate equipment

To pack your belongings carefully to secure your international move to Thailand, you need to be well equipped: cardboard boxes, wardrobe, bubble wrap, adhesive rolls, mattress cover, blankets … You can buy kits for removals in Thailand. Very reasonable prices. Prefer the original packaging (if kept) for household appliances and electronic devices (TV, computer …)

Loading

It may be that to save even more on the price of the move you want to load the truck or the container by yourself.

Siam-relocation is very flexible, for a volume less than or equal to 15m3, you will load a small truck, for a volume greater than 15m3, you will then load a container.

Loading small truck with hatchback

The truck will be positioned in front of your home, it is equipped with a tailgate to facilitate its loading. The role of the driver is limited to transportation.

Loading container

We offer you two loading possibilities for the containers:

  • The container truck equipped with a crane to place the container on the ground to facilitate its loading. This service is recommended if you have large personal effects and do not have any material handling equipment.
  • The standard container transport truck, the container will be at 1.50 meters from the ground. If your personal belongings are not bulky or if you have efficient material handling equipment, then this is the most economical solution.

Have your loved ones help you, to save time and efficiency.

Use common sense and logic in the cargo, begin with appliances and bulky furniture, which you will place along the sides, with a strapping if necessary for tall and narrow furniture. The heaviest cartons will be positioned at the bottom, the lightest in height.

Tip 1: To pack and load, book your loved ones for a day.

Tip 2: Look at the weather, and avoid a rainy day for loading. If it rains on the day of loading no panic:

Divide the roles:

  • 1 person in the truck, to avoid wetting the floor …
  • 1 person in the apartment or the house, not to dirty everything …
  • And the others who shuttled … by staying outside.

Then, depending on the rainfall, inter-change roles often …

Do not forget to dry yourself properly

The protection and packaging of products are extremely important. Whether it’s clothing, electronic products, furniture or any other consumer goods, appropriate packaging is required to ensure that the goods do not suffer any damage during transport. At Siam Relocation we provide quality packing services in our warehouse located in Bangkok. We believe that packaging is an integral part of the whole process of transporting goods from one place to another. Packaging services can be divided into different groups. A wide variety of materials are used for packaging. It can be either standard or customized according to the needs and nature of the goods. We extend the different types of tailor-made packaging solutions to ensure that the goods you choose to ship (whether furniture, decorative objects, antiques, clothing, ceramics, glass products or Extremely fragile items) are safe with us. We are changing our packing services according to the nature of the goods being transported. At Siam Relocation, we provide a wide range of services including packaging:

  • Single packing cartons
  • Single packing cartons
  • Wrap cartons packing
  • Poodle box
  • Wood box
  • Bubble packaging
  • Metal box

When you need to move from one city to another and you Are short on time then you can opt for our specialized packing services. Packaging involves a lot of hassle, this is to help you find the right material for packaging each of the products to s’ Ensure that they are not damaged during the way to your destination. We at Siam Relocation, take special care to protect fragile items and offer a wide range of supplies to fix them. If you have an item that does not have a regular shape, you can even pack it for you. Electronic products must be shipped with proper care. Our services ensure that your laptop, computers, MP3 players and other mobile devices are intact when they arrive. At Siam Relocation, we provide reliable packaging services at an affordable price. People often burden themselves with the task of packing fragile items, thinking that the service is expensive. However, we can guarantee you the best of services at competitive rates. You can get price information by requesting a quote and we will return to you within 48 hours. You can fill out the form on the contact us page and request any information you want.

Siam relocation guarantee an optimal move !

Siam Relocation ensures that your goods are safe against the risks of shipping which could completely damage your precious objects. Our team puts in a lot of effort and research to determine the best packaging services or solutions for your goods. You can benefit from our services and you will not be disappointed with your choice.

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Moving by Air Vs moving by Sea

What is the difference between moving by Air and moving by Sea ?

Moving By Air:

The main asset of the move by plane is obviously to present much better delivery times than the Seaway. A journey of several days of boat will be carried out in just a few hours by the air … Siam-Relocation is recognized for its responsiveness and will allow you to benefit fully from this advantage!
The aerial move can compete with shipping in terms of cost on volumes less than 3m³.

On the other hand, there are strict regulations for air transport (hazardous products, explosives, customs limitations …) and our team of experienced movers will accompany you on the choices to be made and the formalities to be carried out.

Depending on your destination, especially for many Asian countries, air cargo can be the safest and ultimately the least costly alternative to other types of transport. The absence of a port and of roads make it difficult to envisage sea and road transport.

For better manage the installation time, our customers often prefer to move by air for essential items and transport the rest of their goods by sea.

International movers: a technical service that requires professional movers

Our team will accompany you every step of the way to succeed in our mission: to offer you a serene and fast moving.

Whether it is for the specific preparation of your business, the knowledge of the legislation and the destinations, the follow-up of your goods from their departure to their establishment, have the free spirit and let the professionals of Siam Relocation organize your move.
We master Thai legislation in air transport, so we strongly recommend door-to-door services or all stages of the move are included, including customs clearance. Our team is present at the airport of Suvarnabhumi but also in the main airport of Thailand.

Moving By Sea:

We manage shipping times and shipping costs to ensure you have a competitive international move. Indeed, our removal company selects the most reliable shipping companies.

Whether they are personal or business, your furniture and business are embarked on board a ferry-type boat by container, in a sea crate or in a pallet. Responding to strict standards, the maritime container is a safe moving container and perfectly adapted to the overseas move of objects of any kind.
Before handing over or forwarding, they can be temporarily stored in our secure storage, which will decrease the handling, thus the overall cost.
We work with the best shipping companies, to offer you the best service at the best price. We prefer fast lines from the worldwide ports to the port of Bangkok, where our import service will take over, ensuring you peace of mind. Our experience in Thailand makes us one of the leaders in international moving to and from “the country of smiling”.

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Saving money on packing

PACKING and LOADING: Get involved and save money!

You want to move to Thailand, however you find moving prices too expensive for your budget? Would you rather keep this money for your on-site installation? Siam-relocation has provided a special service or your involvement in packing and / or loading will allow you to save  a considerable amount. A frequently asked question from our customers is:

How to pack ?

Pack starting by less important to most important

Take your time and start packing as soon as possible. Start with your items that are not useful to you on a daily basis. For example garden equipment, out of season clothes, paintings, silverware, objects of your cellar …

A successful packing is an organized and methodical.

Successful move is above a well organized and safe packing! The best advice we give you is to be methodical when putting in cartons. The best way is to pack one piece at a time, gathering the objects of the same family, clothes, dishes, various objects … There are wardrobe boxes to carry your clothes without crinkling them. Also do not forget to number each box, indicating your name, content and arrival address.

Moving without worry

In order to secure the transportation of  your belongings , you must pack the fragile items carefully, your best ally is bubble wrap *. Very effective for dishes, glass and porcelain objects, do not hesitate to pack them individually even if it takes time. Use bubble wrap everywhere, better to do too much than not enough, pack your furniture and your appliances * using original packaging if possible.

Tightly close the cartons with tape, top and bottom. Do not fill the boxes to the full, to avoid curved and rounded boxes. Limit the weight of the cartons because they are going to be handled, a cartons too heavy risk of cracking. Do not hesitate to mention ‘Fragile” on each box containing fragile items.

* Note: Bubble paper is always used by placing bubbles outside: Avoids condensation and marks on furniture.

*Empty your appliances, coffee maker, deep fryer ..

The appropriate equipment

In order to pack your belongings carefully to secure your international move to Thailand, you need to be well equipped: cartons boxes, hanging wrapping paper, bubble wrap, adhesive rolls, mattress cover, blankets … You can buy kits for removals in Thailand at very reasonable prices. Prefer the original packaging (if you have kept it) for household appliances and electronic devices (TV, computer …)

Loading

It is possible that in order to save more money, you wish to load the truck or the container by yourself.

Siam-relocation is very flexible, in the case of a volume less than or equal to 15m3, you will load a small truck, for a volume greater than 15m3, you will then load a container.

Loading small truck with hatchback

The truck will be positioned in front of your home, it is equipped with a hatch to facilitate its loading. The role of the driver is limited to transportation.

Loading container

We offer you two loading possibilities for the containers:

  • The container truck equipped with a crane to place the container on the ground in order to facilitate its loading. This service is recommended if you have big and heavy personal effects and do not have material handling equipment.
  • The standard container transport truck, the container will be at 1.50 meters from the ground. If your personal belongings are not bulky or you have efficient handling equipment, then this solution is the most economical.

Get help from your loved ones, with a view to saving time and efficiency.

Use common sense and logic in the load, begin with appliances and bulky furniture, which you will place along the walls, with a strapping if necessary for tall and narrow furniture. The heaviest cartons will be positioned at the bottom, the lightest in height.

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Cost of life in Bangkok

Cost of life in Bangkok in 2017

You have probably already heard that Thailand is a country where life is cheap. Basically it depends of the point of view; on the other hand the cost of life increase a lot in Thailand and mainly in Bangkok even if it’s still “cheap” compared to western countries. Indeed, with an income of 1500 euro (1600USD), one could lead a very comfortable life in Bangkok.

For you Siam-relocation has lead a study, which will give you an idea of your real purchasing power in the realm.

Restaurant

– Meals, Good restaurant: 50.00 ฿
– Meals 2 persons, mid-range: 600.00 ฿
– Mcdonald Menu: 230.00 ฿
– Local beers, 50 cl: 50.00 ฿
– Imported beers, 33cl: 100.00 ฿
– Cappuccino: 80 ฿
– Coca-cola, 33cl: 20 ฿
– Mineral water, 33cl: 10 ฿

In  the shop

– 1L of milk: 50 ฿ = 1.23 €
– Fresh bread: 500g 40 ฿ = 0.99 €
– 1kg of rice: 40 ฿ = 1.01 €
– 12 eggs: 55 ฿ = 1.41 €
– 1 kg local cheese: 600 ฿ = 15.51 €
– Chicken Steak, 1kg: 100 ฿ = 2.67 €
– Beefsteak, 1kg: 400 ฿ = 7.52 €
– 1kg of apples: 90 ฿ = 2.34 €
– 1kg of bananas: 40 ฿ = 1 €
– 1 kg of oranges: 70 ฿ = 1.71 €
– 1 kg tomato: 45 ฿ = 1.10 €
– 1 kg of potato: 45 ฿ = 1.16 €
– 1 kg of onion: 35 ฿ = 0.90 €
– 1 lettuce: 30 ฿ = 0.73 €
– 1.5 l of water: 10 ฿ = 0.42 €
– Bottle of wine (mid-range): 550.00 ฿
– Package Cigarettes (Marlboro): 125.00 ฿

Transport

– 1 ticket: 20.00 ฿
– Monthly Pass: 1,000.00 ฿
– Taxi leaving counter: 35.00 ฿
– Taxi 1km: 8.00 ฿
– Taxi 1 hour wait: 150.00 ฿
– 1L Species: 30.00 ฿
– Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW: 800,000.00 ฿

Monthly invoices

– Basic (electricity, water) apartment 85m3: 2,500.00 ฿
– 1 minute mobile prepaid offer: 1.00 ฿
– Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable / ADSL): 620.00 ฿

Sports And leisure

– Fitness Club, 1 month subscription: 1,600.00 ฿
– Tennis court rental, 1 hour: 220.00 ฿
– Place of cinema: 170.00 ฿

Clothing and footwear

– 1 jean levis 501: 2,000.00 ฿
– Summer dress Zara: 380.00 ฿
– 1 pair running Nike: 2,800.00 ฿
– 1 pair man city shoes: 2,220.00 ฿

Monthly rental

– One bedroom apartment, city center: 14,000.00 ฿
– 1 bedroom apartment, outside city center: 8,000.00 ฿
– 3 bedroom apartment, city center: 45,000.00 ฿
– 3 bedroom apartment, outside city center: 18,000.00 ฿

Purchase apartment

– Price per m2 city center: 88,000.00 ฿
– Price in m2 outside city center: 52,000.00 ฿

Salary and Finance

  • Average net salary: 14,300.00 ฿
  • Annual average interest rate: 6.30%

Updated April 2020
1 THB = 0,028 EUR
1 EUR = 35.18 THB
1 THB = 0,031 USD
1 USD = 32.41 THB

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Expatriation in Thailand

Expatriate to Thailand – The guide

Welcome to your new life in Thailand! Your expatriation requires an organization and planning to respect for you and your family. Moving is a very important step of the expatriation … That’s why Siam-relocation accompanies you on every step in order to make your expatriation easier.

The purpose of this article is to give you an overview of the steps to move to Thailand. In addition we highlight the peculiarities of this country to help you in your future decisions.
This guide is designed for permanent residents in Thailand, which remains in the country for an indefinite period, there may be useful tips for simple tourists, but the majority of the content is for expats.

In order to prepare your move well, we advise you to read all articles of our site. All sources of information are useful. As far as personal transport is concerned, we are the best source of information

Geography

Thailand is the same area as France, 514,000 km2. The longest distance is 1860 km between the golden triangle (Laos, Burma and Thailand) and the extreme south on the Malaysian border. The country is one of the most diverse climates of Southeast Asia. Mountain and jungle in the north, fertile plains in the center and tropical islands in the south. You want further information about this region? Feel free to check the official website: ASEAN

Climate

The climate in Thailand is marked by the monsoon, not to be confused with tropical hurricanes, or other storms. There are three seasons in Thailand: The rainy season, the dry season and the warm season.

In Bangkok and its periphery, during the rainy season (May-October), average temperatures range from 24 to 32 degrees, humidity 87 percent, and raining of 200 mm per month. It does not rain all day but it rains hard, very hard... Rarely more than two hours, causing flooding in some parts of Bangkok.

The dry season is the most pleasant (November-February), perfect temperature, little humidity, and blue sky.

During the dry season, you will live with air conditioning constantly, temperatures exceeding 35 degrees, humidity reaches 75%.

It should be noted that the south suffers less of the variation of season, due to its proximity to the equator. The north is mountainous and the temperatures are cooler. The air more breathable than Bangkok.

Religion

90% of Thai are Buddhists, according to the latest figures, Muslims represent the largest minority of the kingdom with 7%, originating from the south, they are found in Bangkok. There are also many Hindus, Sikhs and Christians. Thai people are very tolerant with all religions, the public space authorizes any religious practice. You will see very few thai atheists. The Buddhism is felt everywhere, in the streets, malls, condominiums.

Government and monarchy

Thailand is officially a monarchy, the king is a living god respected by all. Rama 10, does not lead the affairs of the kingdom, but enjoys an enormous popularity among the population, arbiter political conflicts and largely contributed to the development of the country, launching massive investment policies. Further information about this monarchy? Feel free to check the Wikipedia page: Monarchy in Thailand

The army

The army is steering the country firmly. Some approve, some not… At least they stopped the crisis between the yellows and the reds, and brought a social peace to the country. General Prayuth has been running the country since 2014.

Law

You will feel safe in Thailand, aggression or crimes against foreigners are rare. You may feel safer than in your own country. The danger is mostly on the roads, the country is the world record of road insecurity.

Thailand remains a very important tourist destination, so pay attention to scams, thefts… If you are in doubt, politely refuse any invitation, do not hesitate to call on the tourist police, who speak English. Drug use are severely repressed in Thailand.

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Communication is important, that's why we strive to discuss through the most suitable way for you !