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Which type of moving services is right for me?

The moving process, whether you are moving your house or your business premise, can make you feel either anxious, excited or both. However, a lot of people find that moving can be distressing as there may be a lot of things that happened unexpectedly or go unplanned. To have so many issues arising during the moving process can be overwhelming. Overall, self-planning on moving can be exhausting when you lack moving experience, as you may find yourself to be in a shortage of manpower to lift the heavy furniture and perhaps underestimating the time required for the moving process. As for businesses, without proper planning on the moving process, work schedules can be affected. Resulting in the lost of business opportunity and resources. Hiring the right moving company can smoothen out the moving process a lot quicker as these people have the expertise in the moving process.

Nonetheless, there are so many moving companies in Malaysia, and one may find it difficult to pick the right one. In this article, we have compiled all the possible relocation services offered by a moving company, so that you may gauge which moving services are suitable for your moving situation.

The Different Type of Movers

Movers can be classified in several different ways based on the types of services they offer and the distance they operate within:

1. Domestic Moving Company / Domestic Movers

Domestic Movers

A domestic move is defined as a short distance move within the boundaries of the same state. Royal Relocations have the domestic relocation service under their belt and you can be sure that they are the best in the local scene.

Advantages of Hiring Domestic Movers

1.1 Safe and secure

Homeowners or people looking to move houses may find it difficult to keep every box or item in place. A domestic moving company usually would have the right expertise in knowledge and tools in keeping your moving items safe to move from the origin to the designated place.

1.2 Convenience

People in the domestic moving company are experienced in this field. With experienced people handling the job, they have the right containers and trucks to keep your goods secure and intact while moving them from one place to another.

1.3 Low or no risk

These movers also assume the responsibility in taking care of your goods during the moving process. Some of them have a contract that puts you in a position to claim damages, if any, from the company. This puts you in a lesser risk as compared to moving by yourself.

1.4 Everything stays organized

After a long day of moving, you don’t have to worry about sorting through mismatched boxes to find your necessities. These movers are excellent in ensuring that every piece of furniture is in its proper place and that every box is in its matching room, provided that you already labelled the boxes on where to go and what is inside.

1.5 No multiple trips

Professional movers will make the moving process as efficient as possible, after all, multiple trips is a waste on costs, and you will not have to deal with the moving process from early in the morning until the late in the day.


2. International Moving Company / International Movers

International moving service

International movers deal with moving that involves moving from one country to another. Since moving from one country to another will incur additional paperwork, tax, costs, etc. these movers have the skills and expertise in making the overseas moving process a breeze. They have their own specifics such as air shipment or sea shipment, import restrictions, proper insurance, etc. International moving costs are based on the volume of the shipment, measured in cubic meters or cubic feet.

With regards to international movers, Royal Relocations possess the knowledge and the know-how for moving any assets of yours across international waters safely.

Advantages of Hiring International Movers

2.1 Stress-free moving experience

Hiring an experienced international moving company can make the whole process less stressful as they guarantee to make the transition of your assets as smooth as possible.

2.2 Better knowledge of international moving

These international movers will know all the different countries’ laws and regulation to ensure a seamless international relocation process. By selecting a reliable and professional mover, they will have all the information you need to clear foreign customs successfully.

2.3 Less time-consuming and more efficient

The international movers will also know how to maximise shipment load to save costs and even the correct method of securing your valuables so that no damage or harm can come to it. You do not have to worry about the move as well as other relocation factors as they will pretty much handle everything there is to it.


3. Commercial Moving Company / Commercial Movers

Commercial moving company

Commercial movers mainly service office relocation, and their service could range from moving a small office, a big corporation, a shop, a warehouse, etc. to a new address. Moving an office or a business is no easy task. These commercial movers know best and they have the great manpower, specialized moving equipment, and specific packing techniques to ensure that office relocation process is smooth.

Royal Relocations also specialises in being expert commercial movers in Malaysia! They ensure that the office moving process won’t have any worrisome hiccups along the way.

Advantages of Hiring Commercial Moving Company

3.1 Proper systematic process

On the whole, these professional commercial movers have a clear process in mind of the best way to efficiently move your company from point A to point B. They have the experience in dealing with office relocation, so they know what they are doing.

3.2 Proper handling skill

These professional commercial movers also have the right skill and knowledge when it comes to packing expensive office assets and fragile items such as desktop computers, laptops, fax machines and printers, etc.

3.3 Ability to move bulky furniture

To move large quantities of office furniture and assets, these professional movers have the right transportation and equipment to do so. You do not have to worry about office furniture that won’t move anymore, as these professional movers know exactly how to move, safely and efficiently!


4. Pet moving company / Moving your pet

pet relocation

Don’t be mistaken as we are not talking about moving your pet domestically as you can do so at your own convenience. We are talking about moving your pet from one country to another, taking into account all the regulations and logistics involved, which can be stressful for you as the owner and your pet. Hiring a pet mover is a wise choice if you have no idea on how to do so.

Advantages of Hiring Pet Moving Company

4.1 Ensures your pet’s safety

When your pet’s safety is at stake, it is better to trust the experts who do this every day. You may think that you can pull this off on your own, however, not many country’s government websites are up-to-date with the latest information on moving a pet abroad. There is a case whereby a French bulldog died of suffocation in an overhead locker on a 3-hours United Airlines flight. Professional movers would ensure that the lives of your pets are safe.

4.2 The right knowledge and skills in moving your pet

Flying with an older pet, especially a large one, a snub-nosed breed or an exotic animal can all present special challenges. Besides, the rules on the Internet can be misinformed or confusing, therefore, it is best to leave this to an expert pet mover such as Royal Relocations.

5. Full moving service / Moving house service

professional mover

These movers that offer full moving services take care of the moving process from start to finish. They pack, load, transport, and unload their clients’ goods and can even unpack, install, and assemble household items as required. This option is usually the safest, easiest, and most convenient moving option.

Advantages of Hiring Moving House Service

5.1 Handles everything

These movers handle everything that is related to moving from A to Z. They also do it safely, efficiently, and assume the liability if anything happens to your items while it is in their custody.

5.2 You can avoid unwanted injuries that come with moving

An experienced mover has the right set of skills and equipment in helping you move your household items without compromising their safety, as well as your own. You can avoid any injury or unwanted accidents while entrusting a mover to handle your move.

5.3 Professional packing service

These movers also have the knowledge and skills needed to safely and properly pack up all of your belongings in a quick and efficient manner. They’ll know the best packing material to wrap your valuables, antiques, or fragile items in, so nothing is damaged during the relocation process.

5.4 Save time

Hiring a moving expert will also give you plenty of time to sort the details out. Professional movers will be able to pack and unpack your belongings quickly so that you can enjoy your new home sooner.


6. Auto Transportation company / Automobiles movers

Car Relocation

Auto transportation companies ship motor vehicles from one place to another, usually across different countries. Their services are usually required when people move away to a long distance and don’t want to spend several days on the road driving to their final destinations but would like to keep their vehicles and have them ready to use in their new place.

Royal Relocations also provides auto transportation moving service. They have been transporting choppers, sports cars, cars, and so on, which is why it is safe to say that they are also the expert in this area.

Advantages of Hiring Auto Transportation Company

6.1 Safety and reliability

The right auto movers will take every effort to make sure that your vehicle is transported securely using special equipment and will arrive at the new place with few complications. Besides, these movers are experienced and they would know what to do based on the different types of motor transportation.

6.2 Transport more than once at a time

You will be able to transport more than one vehicle at a time. This is beneficial if you have purchased multiple vehicles from an auction or dealership online, sells cars yourself, or is a collector. Besides, there are families who own more than one vehicle and would benefit from this service. By hiring the auto movers, you will have everything being transported at one time.

6.3Less or no damage

With an auto transport company, your vehicle will be placed in either an open or an enclosed trailer, meaning that it will not accumulate mileage and will be protected from weather damages. The value of your car will be preserved, not to mention the fact that it will arrive at its final destination looking the same as it was before relocation.

7. Partial moving service

partial service

Some moving companies offer partial moving service, where you will be able to buy their service according to your needs. It is not necessary to get the full moving service from the movers based on your situation, so that you may request specific moving assistance such as:

7.1 Packing services

If you have many delicate, valuable, or awkwardly-shaped items to pack for moving or don’t have the time to deal with the tedious packing process, you may request for the professional packing services. The movers would have the suitable packaging material needed in order to keep your items safe and avoid any damages during the relocation process.


7.2 Loading and unloading services

You may choose to pack and transport your belongings by yourself, but may not be able to lift off heavy items, take them safely out of your home, and load them onto the moving vehicle on your own. By requesting the loading and unloading services, a few workers will come to your home to assist you with loading your goods and unloading them upon delivery.


7.3 Pickup and delivery services

If you prefer to pack and unpack your items by yourself but do not want to rent a moving truck and drive it all the way to your new home, you can hire a moving company to transport your belongings to your new home. The movers will load your items onto the moving truck, drive them to your new address, and unload the shipment for you.


7.4 Small load moving services

If your shipment weighs less than a certain amount and is not enough to fill up an entire moving truck, you’re going to need the small-scale moving services. Your goods will be transported together with other people’s items and will probably take longer to deliver.


7.5 Storage services

You may need the moving company to store your belongings for some time while pending for further transportation. It’s also called as warehouse storage service. Some companies do not have the luxury to buy a warehouse as it can be expensive, but renting a storage service from a moving company is more cost effective to store large amounts of raw materials, finished products and other goods.


Final thoughts

Different types of moving companies offer different types of services and specialize in different types of moves. When planning your move, make sure you research all the available options well so that you can choose the movers that best suit your moving needs.

Royal Relocations is one such moving company in Malaysia that offers a complete range of moving services. They are well-versed in what they do and they aim to take the burden off their customers.  

If you are planning to move, drop your contact today to get free quotes for your relocation.


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How To Prepare Your Business For Relocation (Domestic and Internationally)

Relocating your office location requires a lot of time and planning. The moving process might even stress the business owner as there are many things to get in order and one might be overwhelmed.  It is hard to know what to do first and even harder making sure one hasn’t left out anything important. A successful office relocation requires a lot of coordination, cooperation, and organisation.

Before you start panicking on what to do, here’s a checklist to help you keep in track with your moving process. Follow the steps below and you will soon be on your way in your new office area!

Time Schedule

Time schedule for relocations

3 months before moving day

It is best to allocate three months before moving day for your business.

  1. Select an office location

Office locations

If you have not done so, this is a good time! Here are a few questions you can ask to ensure what you want in a business location:

Question 1.     Is it large enough for your employees?

Question 2.     What’s the security like?

Question 3.     Can you afford it?

Question 4.     Is there room for expansion?

Question 5.     Who is responsible for maintenance?

Question 6.     Are you allowed to redecorate?

Question 7.     Are there sufficient power sockets?

Question 8.     Is there a kitchen?

Question 9.     Do all of the windows open?

Question 10.    Is there anything nearby that can disturb you?


Scouting for a new business location takes time to evaluate and find the most suitable one for your nature of the business. Make a list of preferable locations to help you better. Hence, you will be able to compare each option.  Do this as soon as possible as moving day is coming near.

6 weeks before moving day

HR manager looking through a magnifying glass on job candidates. Employee hiring research concept. Modern colorful flat style vector illustration isolated on white background.Meeting for relocation

Task 1: Assign roles to your employees

Divide and conquer. The same can be applied to your employees. Every employee should know what he or she is responsible for packing, moving, and doing before, during, and after the move.


Task 2: Find out anything that needs to be upgraded or replaced

It is wise to inspect your new office to make sure the technology and telecommunication are compatible. If your new office doesn’t come with furniture, you will have to take time to measure and purchase furniture for your office. Anything found lacking or deficient in that regard should be dealt with before moving day to ensure all computers, phones, and other technological systems can be easily set up as soon as possible after the move.

To aid anything that has to do with technology, the IT employees should be the first ones at the new office to set up all the equipment.


Task 3: Backup your company data from the computer system

The worse thing that can happen is missing or messed up data after the move. Be sure to backup properly by transferring your files to an external hard drive or flash drive and do it again by uploading them to a cloud storage service. Don’t skip this step, ever.

1 month before moving day

Relocation Checklist

Time is running out! But here’s a checklist to monitor your progress:

  • Ensure new furniture and equipment will be delivered before the move.
  • Confirm your moving date with your chosen movers company.

If you haven’t done this step, Royal Relocations is a good choice.

  • Send notices to clients, making sure that all your clients know about the move well in advance.
  • Organize an e-mail campaign to inform everyone, and remind individual employees to contact their personal clients regarding the move.

3 weeks before moving day

stationaryHere you can:

  • Inform suppliers and other important people about the move. This may include gardeners, cleaners, and the government.
  • Order new office stationery for your new location.


2 weeks before moving day

contact people

  • Make sure you have your phone lines and internet installed at the new office at this point. It’s better to do this while the office is still empty.
  • Try to transfer telephone numbers. If you can’t, set up forwarding.
  • Redirect your post.
  • Have your essentials ready.
  • Arrange for external storage of things like desks and IT equipment if you need it.
  • Confirm details of your move plan with the mover company.
  • Label things following the move plan.
  • Arrange for employees to visit the new site to familiarize themselves with it.

1 weeks before moving day

clean house

  • Hire a cleaner to leave the office in the best condition.

( This is only necessary if the building doesn’t already have a cleaning service to handle this.)

  • Ensure you leave the old office clean for the owner.
  • Make sure your furniture is ready to be delivered and set up.
  • Ensure cables, servers, and wiring is set-up properly.
  • Set up large pieces of furniture if possible.
  • Find a packing service of possible to allow business to continue as usual.
  • Finalise the start time on the day of the move.
  • Decide whether employees will help you on the moving day itself, have the day off or work from home.


Moving day


  • Make sure everything is ready to go.
  • Start putting up your furniture early.


Here we will talk about the requirements of relocating domestically and internationally. 

a. Domestic Relocation

domestic relocationDomestic relocation brings moving locally whether to another area but within the same country. Here’s what you have to do before you start moving.


  1. Update all business information with the new address

You would want people to be able to locate your new business location with ease. Updating your employees’ business cards as well as the business website address can be the first steps to address this. Next, you would want to update the new address in all your company’s accounts such as credit cards, bank accounts, and any automatic payments. You should also make arrangements to have all mails forwarded to your new location.


  1. Update your current vendors

It is also cordial to inform your vendors at the new and old locations to ensure all utilities are properly shut down as well as up and running at the new office.

b. International Relocation

internationally relocation service

However, if your business location is moving overseas, there are a little bit more matters to handle but none that is not manageable.

  1. International moving permission

Before you start the business moving process, you will have to make sure that you have the right and permission to move your business and work in your chosen country. Many countries welcome foreign business opportunities that offer opportunities for local employment and tax gains, which means it can be easier to acquire permission than an individual heading out looking for work.

Getting permission or the right to operate your business in another country will take a lot of time due to paperwork as they will look at your business’ evidence of profitability. This also differs from country to country, which may also impact your decision of where exactly to relocate your business to.

It is advisable to do proper research on areas you wish to settle your business in as well as to talk to the experts such as the immigration boards, embassies and brands that have made similar moves around the area.


  1. Employees and their family moving plan

For businesses that relocate overseas, they will either have to let go of their employees and hire local help, or they can have the employees relocate together with them. To ensure a smooth transition for your employees, their families can also move together, and support should be extended to them. In many cases, the spouse of the employee may not be eligible to work in the host country, so helping them develop a social network can assist them in feeling settled.


  1. Find a reputable corporate mover

Getting the right people involved in aiding the relocation process can make everything seem easier. These professionals would know what needs to be done to ensure a smooth transition from your old place to your new one.

Royal Relocations is one such office mover that can help you in your office relocation phase. Having 16 years of moving service experience under their belt, you can be assured that you are in good hands! Not only do they specialise in domestic relocation, but also international relocation, taking on moving projects no matter big or small. They are also well-versed with the entire moving process necessary from A to Z, making your business relocation process a breeze!



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