Items you couldn't do without
Is there anything practical that you wish you'd brought out with you, or glad you did bring with you, that is difficult or expensive to buy in Adelaide?
Our container goes on 9th December and would be grateful for any advice.
Not much for us.
I'd fetch some 4 way sockets if you have a big stereo or pc set up - saves changing too many plugs.
Don't ditch the coats or cold weather gear - it does get cold here ;)
I should have brought more of my gardening stuff as a lot of gear here seems a bit cheap and nasty.
It would have to be immaculate + stink of Jeyes Fluid!
yup I'm with Tyke, extention leads and power adaptors. Basically though put in everything you can fit.....
Bring as much quality bedding as you can(covers and sheets)as its very expensive here for good quality bedding.Be aware though that there are double,queen and king size beds here,same with single beds. Quality Cosmetics are more expensive also,so stock up.
I agree with the bedding, we have a super king bed and the bedding here just doesn't fit properly.
If you have young children, I would say Pampers nappies and wipes. The nappies here just don't compare!
Might be stating the obvious, but bring a laptop - they are more expensive to buy over here and you will need one pretty much everyday to research stuff.
PS Don't forget plug adapters
Glad we bought a new Dyson hoover as about $700 here! Just bring as much as you can as it saves replacing it all when you get here!
Where from Essex are you?
Maybe we've just never looked properly over here, but those summer / winter duvets... The winters are cold and the extra togs would be nice. but the spring / autumn are nice with a normal duvet, and the summer is either a sheet or something light.
If you get new stuff, remember that everything under 12 months old needs to be declared, with a value, to customs.
We did actually declare a few things which were new and in packaging (brand new Wii games for example) but did not get billed anything though - there may be an allowance or maybe as it was not too much we were 'let off' as the cost of billing would be more than the tax owed?
i would def' agree with the people who stated to buy bedding/sheets/duvets etc... i'd advise to go to george at asda and buy loads of covers/sheets etc.. mind you i did get a bargain at kmart and found a queen duvet cover + pillows for $5!