Moving company Bangkok – Thailand
It is often said that moving is one of life’s most stressful events. Obviously, there will be varying degrees of stress depending on the number of possessions you have acquired and also whether you’re moving on your own or with a family or flat mates.
Whether or not you are a bachelor living in a studio in Phrakanong or a family of 5 living in a large apartment in Phrom Phong however, it’s still an event that you need to plan for.
So, if it’s coming to that time when your lease is coming to an end, you will need to start preparing for the big day…
Most of our tenants come to Bangkok single and looking for a fully furnished condominium or apartment. Most owners are fully aware of this and most of the condos on the market are fully furnished and fully equipped; with electric appliances, TVs, fridge freezers, microwaves, sofa’s, mattresses, cabinets – even down to the bed linen and cutlery in many condos. For many, their situation will not have changed. They will be able to pack their bags and fit all of their possessions into a taxi in order to move into their new home.
For others the situation may be a little different. Maybe they had one too many shopping trips to Chatuchak or are just shopaholics in general. Maybe they are part of a large family who needed to buy extra beds for their children. Others may have children/partner who have received Christmas and birthday presents during their time in Thailand. Everyone’s situation is different.
If you simply can’t fit everything into a taxi then hiring a pickup truck for the day is an option for you. Most condos and apartments (and even the local motorcycle gangs) will be aware of a local Thai who, in many cases, seemingly just appears from nowhere with a van after a brief phone call. He will often also be able to arrange for a few helpers to shift all your possessions. This is an extremely cost effective way of moving in Bangkok and results in very little hassle.
The last time I moved in Bangkok I went down this route. The cost in 2012 for 1 van with driver and 2 helpers was 1,500 baht but an extra tip on top was very much appreciated. This was the price for moving within the City but expect costs to be higher/lower depending on circumstances. If you have own valuable possessions this kind of arrangement will probably not be suitable. You will probably then need to hire a professional moving company. They will supply boxes and pack everything up for you and unpack again at your new home. Hassle free – although ultimately pretty expensive. If you require peace of mind however it will be worth it. Please see below a list of domestic and international movers for your consideration.
Pick Up Trucks Bangkok
Where to find Boxes
Approaching my first move in Bangkok I couldn’t find any boxes. I foolishly just assumed I could go to my local supermarket and pick some up. Maybe I just got unlucky but nobody seemed to have any. However, they can be purchased. There is a carton factory a simple five minute walk from the Phra Khanong BTS station that manufactures very sturdy cartons and sells them for a reasonable price. They also may help in hiring a pick up van to assist you in your move.
Directions: At Phra Khanong BTS use exit number 3. At the base of stairs Turn onto Sukhumvit Soi 69 – there is a family Mart on the corner. Walk roughly 100 meters and take the first right and the shop is about 70 meters on the right hand side. You should be able to see stacks of cartons. At the time of writing the shop is closed on Sundays.
International and Domestic Movers – Thailand
Here are a few moving companies in Bangkok
JVK International Movers
Blue Fox Relocations
White Swan Relocations
If you’re looking for assistance in finding a condo, apartment or a house in Bangkok please don’t hesitate to call us at Rent Bangkok Apartments.