Saturday, 24 August 2013

Items to purchae, post-handover

One thing we didn't consider in any great detail, were all the things we will need to buy once we've moved in!! I've had to prioritise them so we keep some money in our account for the important things like bills...and foxtel :) I thought it could be helpful to anyone reading, to compare to what you've already listed once you move in.

These are our top priorities
  • Blinds (At least need to purchase the blinds/shutters for the bedroom, bathrooms and living areas). We're looking at either blindsonline or iseekblinds
  • Numbers to put on the house/letterbox - thank you ebay for the low prices and 1sttimebuilding2012 for giving us the idea!
  • Letterbox (to be bricked and rendered, like others in our estate)
  • Fence - seems like our new neighbours have contacts in a fencing company. I like them already!
  • Concrete down eastern side of house
  • Deadlocks
  • Downlight cables (got the downlights already. Thank you mum for the Bunnings vouchers!
  • Dog Kennel
Our medium priorities:
  • Soil (any suggestions on suppliers?)
  • Turf and mulch
  • Blinds for remainder of the house
  • Pavers (?) for edging in front garden
  • Irrigation fittings and tubes
  • External lights, spotlights and downlights for eaves
  • Fridge (We are using a 500(ish)L one at present. We bought one last week as our last one was freezing everything. We hoped we could get our big one but didn't know that if you have a fridge connected to the need to connect it to the plumbing. We don't have that option where we are staying at the moment)
  • Lounge - we have our eye on an ikea lounge
  • Wallpaper for entry foyer
Lowest/'eventually' priorities:
  • Pet Mesh - We have ordered fly screens from Eden Brae, but we have a 7 month old puppy who terrorises our 9 yr old (dog) and wreaks havoc on the screen doors we have here. Luckily these have the tough pet mesh and security screen so she can't do anything to them. I anticipate our fly screen doors at the new house will be destroyed in a matter of weeks.
  • Gas heater
  • Water Feature for front garden - something to go under our side piers below the wardrobe window.
  • Outdoor Setting
  • Shed - cheap sheds here:
  • Lawn Mower
  • Whipper Snipper replacement
  • Washing Machine replacement
Items already purchased
  • Fridge - Good Guys Campbelltown should be renamed The GREAT Guys. This store has the best customer service I have experienced at any good guys. Great variety and very knowledgable staff.
  • Vacuum (Mothers Day Sale!! Yeah!)
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Fan
  • Lights, lampshades, pendants
  • Clothesline
  • Beds for the dogs
  • Kennards Storage fees
  • Plants, pots, soil
  • Furniture
  • Homewares
  • Sound systems
  • Hose systems

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