Setting up Home


The hard part is over; you've found a home and signed a lease. Now all you have to do is move, furnish and find some help. The abundance of ...


Moving Services


Multinational companies hire relocation services to move their employees overseas. Relocation firms assist in all aspects of the move, inclu ...


Furnishing Your Home


Most low to mid-range Shanghai rentals come fully furnished with beds, tables, couches, TVs and telephones. Landlords are keen to achieve a ...


Household Insurance


Break-ins are very rare in Shanghai, although they can happen, especially in first-floor apartments. Most apartments are in complexes that a ...


Laundry Services


Nearly all Shanghai apartments are equipped with washing machines, although dryers are rare--the Shanghainese prefer to use outdoor clothing ...


Domestic Help


Most Shanghai expats(and local Shanghainese as well) have part-time or full-time ayis(which literally translates as 'auntie'). Ayis are olde ...


Baby-Sitting & Childcare


Most expat families rely on part-time or live-in ayis for babysitting and after-school childcare. Employing a local domestic helper means lo ...


Domestic Services


For any home repair, always go through your landlord if renting. A landlord should take care of all property maintenance and be responsible ...


DVD & Video Rental


DVD rental is non-existent in Shanghai due to the oversupply of pirated movies. these clandestine operations squeeze in behind fruit stands, ...


Pets


Having a pet is becoming more popular among Chinese families. Chinese parents buy their children bunnies or turtles, and older Chinese coupl ...