I got my estate agent to organise the power, gas and water connections - figured he should do something for his fee - and it was all done in just a couple of days - he made the appointments, I was there to meet them and of course paid all the bills but having him do it made it easier as I don't speak the language and had no idea who the suppliers were or how to contact them. For the phone, internet and broadband tv I walked into a PCCW shop and they arranged it all and the guy came about 2 days later but then I realised I didn't actually have a phone or tv for them to connect so quickly bought those. All the tradespeople turned up exactly when they said they would, usually a window of 2 hours or so, and they all called before they came so if I was out I could get back in time.
Pricerite delivers faster than Ikea and doesn't charge for delivery if you spend more than $500 and so I had the bed within a few days in time to move in. We sat on the floor for 2 weeks while our couch was custom made and several trips to WingOn, Japan Home Store and Ikea sorted the rest of the essential stuff.