Cracking under the domestic load? These reputable home service companies can make it all better. Get the help of their professional cleaners, furniture restoration specialists, handymen and babysitters. You can even find packing materials for your next move! Spend quality time with your family without worrying about the work around the house (Live the dream!). What are you waiting for?
Looking to give your home a makeover? Start with refreshing your tired-looking furniture with the help of Retro Dec. With over 25 years under their belt, the experienced team can help you upcycle your existing furniture, giving them a new lease of life. From items like TV consoles and nightstands to cabinets and dining tables, have them throw on a fresh coat of paint for a new look; within a week, your furniture will be transformed to capture the eye. Complete your styling mission with their home painting, varnishing and polishing, and wallpaper installation services.
Special offer: From January to March 2018, quote ‘expatliving’ to enjoy 10% off all services.
“What a difference Retro Dec’s wood care makes, transforming furniture from old to absolutely gorgeous! I recommend them to anyone wanting to refurbish their furniture to look great and new. They offer first class service and produce outstanding results.” – Jennifer Fox
Since 2006, Packeverything has been providing a wide range of packing supplies online and in-store. The good news is that the company’s packing materials are made from recycled materials, helping to reduce carbon footprints. You can also get your hands on reusable eco products such as non-woven bags, paper bags, biodegradable plastic bags and resealable packaging. They also carry a Move-It-Yourself Kit with everything you need for your move such as boxes and bubble wraps.
Special offer: New in store is the Reno Ready Kit that comprises corrugated rolls of paper, plastic sheets for dust and paint covering, a range of tapes, garbage bags, storage cartons, markers, labels and more. A handy option for home improvement and renovation works, the kit is currently priced at $88 (usually $111).
“I got everything I needed for packing from Packeverything. It saved me plenty of time and energy, and the prices are reasonable too.” – Audrey Pritchard
No Worries Home Repairs
Helmed by Australian expat Campbell Carey, No Worries Home Repairs offers repair and maintenance of rental property in Singapore. From polishing parquet, marble and granite flooring, electrical and plumbing services to painting and glass repairs, No Worries will keep your home in tip-top shape. With their own machinery, in-house workshop and trained staff, they’ll ensure a fuss-free handover experience when you hand over your keys at the end of your stay. Need some extra help? The team can even be onsite for the handover and document all repairs for your records and inspection if you’re not available.
Special offer: From now until March 2018, all of the company’s services are discounted by 20%.
“A big shout out to Campbell from No Worries Home Repairs who did the most amazing job in repairing and helping me with my floors, locks, lights, painting and patching. He went above and beyond to ensure that our home was ready for inspection.” – Celine Gregory
Inter-Mares Management Services
Looking for live-in help? Let Inter-Mares Management Services help find the perfect fit for you and your family. With over 35 years of experience, the agency also assists in the renewal of work permits and arrangement of exit permits. They provide potential employers with a ‘Maid Profile’ where they can find out the helper’s experience, strengths and weaknesses. If any issues arise, you can engage them for counselling services or three-way consultations.
Special offer: In 2018, readers can enjoy a replacement period of six months, instead of the usual three months.
“I’ve had a very pleasant experience with this agency. Ms Melody Redes, who has been my helper for the past 10 years, wants to renew her contract. I’m very pleased as she has been an excellent employee. Our previous helper, Ms Daisy Sabale, who was also from Inter-Mares, worked for me for 15 years. She was hardworking, honest and loyal.” – Tan Suan Imm
A-Team Amahs & Cleaners
Since 2004, A-Team Amahs & Cleaners have specialised in house cleaning, babysitting and confinement services (Help and care for mothers and babies during postpartum). They also offer exit cleaning, housesitting, housekeeping and even pet sitting. Their 2-in-1 house cleaning and babysitting service is a godsend and especially popular with working parents. Leave your home and little ones (fur kids too) in the capable hands of their experienced team and return to a spick and span house.
“I speak very fondly about our helper Emily because she has taken under her wings the care and maintenance of my Chinese antiques. I am truly thankful because Emily’s skills go way beyond maintenance and care of the home. She is very thoughtful to the children and is very much qualified to successfully run a home in every aspect.” – C Ochoa
Comfy Homes offers home cleaning, air-conditioning, plumbing and laundry services as well as dry cleaning. Opt for either a weekly cleaning service or one-time spring cleaning. Their two helpers will get everything done within just two hours. Weekly cleaning even includes the dreaded ironing and laundry! Keep your marble or parquet flooring clean and sparkly with their floor maintenance service that polishes and removes stains. While you’re at it, let them help you get rid of accumulated dust from your mattresses, sofas, cushions and carpets. No time to do the washing? Just give them a call and your laundry will be returned clean and fresh within five working days.
“I was introduced to Comfy Homes by a friend. They not only met my expectations but went beyond them. When I forgot my keys, their supervisor rushed down to open my door for me. They always go the extra mile!” – Steve
Keep your house in good shape with @bsolute Services. Offering a range of home services including part-time maids, cleaning, laundry and dry cleaning, their professional team has got you covered. Got a stubborn stain you can’t remove? Let them give your couch, carpets, curtains or mattresses a good steam. Upkeep your air-conditioners and keep the air fresh with their air-con servicing and cleaning. Too busy for laundry? Don’t fret, their laundry and dry cleaning services allows pick up and drop off at your convenience.
“We have just moved to Singapore and found @bsolute Services very professional and reliable. Our cleaner Grace is polite and thorough in everything she does. I would recommend this company to others looking for good service and a good clean!” – Tenille Jamgotchian
CleanAndFix.sg provides house cleaning, painting, floor polishing, electrical, plumbing and handyman services. Their team will turn your kitchen into a sparkling clean haven – no more oily floors, dirty dishes, stoves or countertops. They can even clean your fridge, cabinets and degrease your oven! Keep your marble and parquet floors in move-in condition with their professional floor polishing services. The company prides themselves in supporting animal welfare and special needs organisations.
“We can always trust them to charge fairly with no hidden costs. Excellent service and their staff are always friendly and a pleasure to work with!” – Roger Sim
Get an extra pair of hands with cleaning, babysitting and nanny services at DomesticONE. Opt for either part-time or regular maid services, depending on your needs. Get your ironing settled and have them safely clean hard-to-reach areas such as windows, ceiling lights and fans. If you want a one-off, book their ad-hoc cleaning service. Moving in the near future? Get them to clean your new home pre-move or after renovation.
“DomesticONE relieves me of the hassle of doing housework, allowing me to spend more quality time with my family. Our cleaner Mdm Peck Gek is professional and her ironing skills are superb! She is reliable and committed. We are glad that she is friendly to our doggies too.” – Jac Wong
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