26 Dec 2006 2:55 AM
just wanted to ask if there was anyone who sold all their furniture etc. and just moved themselves. we cannot make our minds up weither to buy new or bring our own, considering the fact it would cost us about |
26 Dec 2006 8:59 AM
|Hi David, I am not moving yet, but I know that when (hopefully) I do, I will sell everything I could. I don't have any furniture that is of special sentimental or monetary value, and therefore I figured I would sell. I think a good way to think about it is to see for how much you can sell it before you move, add that money to the amount you will pay for moving it (that will be your total amount of $ saved if you decide to sell your furniture), and see if you will be able to by this kind or even better furniture in OZ. I know for sure that you should not bring any wardrobes because they have built-in robes over there. Hope this helps.
26 Dec 2006 4:43 PM
|We moved over just over 6 weeks ago with suitcases carring 20kg each fo 4 of us. we sold our furniture etc and came out with what we could carry. I won't say it has been easy as we seemed to spend a lot of time in the car shopping for items etc we are now the proud owners of 3 mattressess ( no beds ), an outside table & chairs set and now christmas has come the kids have a few toys, fishing rods body boards etc. We have rented a fridge washing machine and tv for the first 6months and got the hoover for free, so that we could get our heads around the prices of thing here. but we did buy a 2nd hand beer fridge my husband said it was compulsary if you moved over here. I'm not sure I believe him but it has had a lot of use.
My friends moved over 3 years ago and have replaced most of what they had to suit the aussie style of house and lifestyle.
We are pleased that we have done it this way but I think it is personal preferance. We are off to the sales after christmas and hope to pick up a few bargins that we need.
hope this gives you an insight of not having anything when you get here. but it does make you focus on what you really need.
must go off to a bbq. good luck with your decision.
26 Dec 2006 8:03 PM
It is a hard decision to make. It cost us arond |
26 Dec 2006 8:49 PM
|I am with you Nicki, this is exactly what we did. We sent our stuff a few weeks before we left, stayed with family and rented furniture for a month until our things arrived. For us (people who hate Ikea!!) it was the best thing to do.|
26 Dec 2006 9:51 PM
We moved over 4 weeks ago bringing with us 5 bags of luggage- what we have done is to ship over personnel items ie kids toys. some photos hubbys golf clubs things like that. Boxed clothes for winter etc. Kitchen items such as plates etc. We sold all our big things as renting furnished for 6 months anyway. We paid |
27 Dec 2006 1:43 AM
|Hi Gillian hope you had a good xmas. Ours was the usual.
Anyway it won't be next xmas we are off the end of Jan with 4 kids and loads of stuff.
We also had the dilema you are in but have decided to rent our house here in London, so we will have to leave beds, wardrobes, some white goods etc.
We have a lovely leather suite we paid a lot of money for about 4 years ago and it's still good and our 1st brand new suite 'Bless'. The kids also have lots of personal things which I have read is a good thing to help them settle more. Obvously you don't take things like dust/pan mop/bucket cheap stuyf that takes up room, BUT do you if your having a container anyway, still loads of questions WHAT! to take.
Well whatever we take our main concern is our new life.
Good luck in your decisions
Sonia and family |
27 Dec 2006 4:26 AM
we to our from belfast and we are taking the whole how christmas tree 5 bikes garden furniture 2 satees beds all the kids personnal stuff you name it we squeezing into our 20ft container and i can tell you from previous friends that is the best thing to do. if;you dont take it you either sell it of cheap and have to replace it or leave it at home and you might as well forget about it as no one will ever treat your stuff the way you do and that is from experience hope this helps
29 Dec 2006 10:18 PM
|Well i have two friends who have been in Aus for over a year now and both regret not taking everything,that was the first advice they both gave funnily enough.So as a result i am taking one,by the time we packed both the kids bedrooms up to make the move transition smoother we had to add personal stuff of our own the cost was negligible to take everything in a 20ft container.Pss have quoted us |
30 Dec 2006 7:50 AM
|Our plan is to get rid of all of the surplus junk we have, and then take a good hard look at what we have left. If we feel it is worth between 3 and 5 grand to take it all with us, we will. If what we have is not worth 3 to 5 grand, then we will flog the bleedin lot and buy new or secondhand over there.
30 Dec 2006 11:26 PM
Just a question, not sure what to do with all a electrical goods, take or leave them, any help will be appreciated.
San n Ian. xx|
31 Dec 2006 12:02 AM
|I would say bring but thats just me. Glad we brought our things, they might not be much but they are familiar and helped us. |
07 Jan 2007 10:09 PM
I would agree with the majority on this thread and say bring as much as possible. It will help you to settle in having familiar things plus the cost of all the little things adds up, and you have the added stress of going out shopping for your first couple of months of weekends trying to find the right shops for the goods you are looking for. We were here about a month until we could find the equivalent of Comet to buy a new fridge!
Having said that, it depends on the quality of your furniture - we had a chest of drawers from MFI which warped on the ship and none of the drawers stay in. If it's not sturdy enough to withstand the journey may be better to leave it behind.
07 Jan 2007 10:24 PM
|My understading is that your cannot take your Fridgefreezer, due to the mechanics (or something like that), you can take your washingmachine and dishwasher but need to have them cleaned out thoroughly. Am sure there is a link on the website regarding this using Jeyes Fluid?????!!!!!
Cheryl n Chris|
07 Jan 2007 10:28 PM
|You can take your fridge freezer as long as it is CFC free - if it was made after April 05 you should be OK but better double check that date as I cant remember specifically.