Ok now this is probabl;y a really silly question but as the time is getting closer lots of things are going on in my head! Do you still use the duvets over there or would it be too hot? My parents live in Cyprus and when we go to visit them they have sheets and maybe a blanket on the bed cos of the heat. Think the bed sizes have been covered before in other posts but can't remember where I saw them. What would a king size be called over there and a double? Are duvets/pillows and sheets expensive to buy over there because we will just be coming with our 2 suitacases so will have to go shopping when we get there by the looks of it for essentials (as our baggage limit is so crap we can't take much more than clothes with us).
Also.....spiders..... now I have read a few posts on here where people say this white tailed spiders crawl over them in bed. Are they really that common...should I be worrying (having dreams about them!!) is there anything you can do to prevent them?
Thanks for any advice and sorry for the dumb questions
Bring bedding!!!!! You would not believe how expensive it is!! We bought two sets over and i wish i would have bought more. Duvet wise its up to you what you want they have all different tog sizes. they have the same sizes single,double,queen and king size.
Oh and spider wise i think it depends where u live.....
We have 2 duvets on our bed at the moment, a fleecey underblanket, hot water bottle and flanelette pjs! Sometimes socks aswell.
The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. It does get warm here but only in Summer. I remember how cold it got at night when we first arrived in September and that was in spring so you will be well glad you brought your duvet come those winter nights.
As for stopping those White tailed spiders crawling over your face at night. No worries. Keep a couple of huntsman in your bedroom and you'll be good. ;)
I bought duvets with us in the container and have bought some here since. The ones you get here are fine. If you go to k-mart, big W you can get them for the same quality but cheaper than other shops. If you are just coming with suitcases I wouldn't waste any space, buy them once you are here. We still only have one thinish duvet on our bed and are warm enough, may be different next year when we have acclimatised a bit more!!
We see a fair amount of huntsman and wolf spiders in our house, had loads of red backs around the pool in our last house but none in the house here (no pool) but we do see a few white tips. Not that many, they mainly like the sheds/garages and me!! I am stalked by the bloody things. They like falling off the curtain onto me or on the stuff for the beach kept in the shed. Never had them crawl over me in bed but I do do a quick check of the room before I turn the light off.
Duvets and Bugs
Okay, go and buy the bags that you put stuff in and then you attach the vacuum cleaner and it shrinks duvets down to a little little package, and they aren't heavy anyway so will fit in your suitcases YOU WILL NEED THEM it is freezing here its 4 in the morning and sooo cold.
Bugs, when you get your place (and others will probably get mad at me for this I don't like pesticides either but can't stand spiders) go to Bunnings and buy a pack of house bug exterminaters they come in packs of three you set them off and leave the house, they work really well and are really cheap. I haven't had a spider or bug in the house since I did it. Best to do it before you get your bedding and dishes in of course, but they really do work. Believe it is Baygon that puts one brand out, but there are several on the market.
You will love it here, but the temperatures really are extreme.
Have a great time packing lol.
Back again - just emailed my sister and said about those vacuum bags - she said would they explode with the pressure in the place if I used them in the suitcase?????
I have used those bags probably about 20 times now and have never had any problem with them so highly unlikely that it will be happen it is quite common to use them.
Hi I've been here for 2 weeks and I had to buy everything. I bought my duvets and some covers from Ikea and there is also an outlet place called Harbour Town where I bought more covers and pillows. I bought Feather pillows for $10 (about £5). If you have 23kg luggage allowance you definately won't have enough room for duvets (even vaccum packed). It's surprising what you do have at the end, and not enough baggage allowance! I don't find it cold here at all and I do feel it, but I probably haven't aclimatised yet! Will you be looking for furnished property when you get here? If you need any pointers then pm me. Good Luck