Hello its surprising what you put up with once your over here
we bought blow up beds and cheep bedding until container arrived
worked quiet well
also bought patio furniture and used that as indoor/outdoor
basic but worth it
its so nice to see your furniture turn up in the container
fetch all you can
Worry not my dear, almost everyone here has blow up air beds and put me ups which are always freely let out! we were in the same situation and actually got a double bed brought to the house! You will need nothing when you first arrive apart from an esky to put your beer in!!!! I have a couple of mattresses and a spare kettle/dinner set/ cutlery etc which we got when we first arrived and now use for camping, so you're more than welcome to borrow these.
Good thing is, is that Ikea is right next to the airport and fantastic for thoses early cheap essentials!!!
As for new stuff in the container, just take everything out of the original packaging and let the removals team rewrap it for you. Everything we brought was new and customs didn't make a single charge. I would however make a personal list of everything that you bring as we had loads of really random items missing when we unpacked, such as nursing text books and jackets and stuff which you can't claim for if they aren't on the original itinery from the shippers!!!
Keep smilin you'll be here in the sunshine soon xxxxx
Originally Posted by churchj1
That's brilliant I might just accept the offer. I keep thinking I can fall back on my camping stuf in a moment of senile dementure, then I remember it will be in the container