Over the months that I've been following PIA there has been lots of discussion about what to bring/leave behind, and what will or won't work in Australia..
Bedding is said to be more expensive, but how do you manage without it for 3 months until your container arrives? You can't fill your suitcase with duvets/sheets/pillows so you have to buy some anyway, plus a second set so you can wash the first lot, same goes for towels.
This applies to a lot of other things as well, kettle, toaster, vacuum cleaner, crockery, pots and pans, utensils, white goods, TV, computer, etc etc etc. How many of these can you fit into your suitcase? (okay you can fit in a laptop, but what about a printer?)
Unless you are in fully furnished accomodation for the first 3 months you will need to be buying some or all of these things anyway, so why fill a container with items you will have already replaced?
We are moving over in October, and so far have thought about taking the amount of clothes we would pack for a long(ish) holiday, but filling up the rest of our baggage allowance with some useful items (my favourite kitchen knives for instance) and personal items (pictures, small ornaments etc) which will give wherever we are our own personal touch. We could buy cheap kitchen/household stuff until ours arrives, or we could buy decent stuff that will last more than a month or three.
The container will have the larger items, some furniture, the rest of our personal items and clothes but not sure what else!
How have other people done it?