Do we ship everything out OR start again?
I know this has been asked many times and i suppose it is down to the individual and how old or new your "stuff" is!
But Me and OH are now undecided wether to just get rid of everything decent this end before we leave and just start again in OZ!
would save on paying out for a container and shipping it all out and have to wait maybe 12weeks for it to arrive!
Suppose the big question is :
If we come out with "NOTHING" can we just go out with a shopping list and buy most things there and then?
Obviously we will need sofas,beds,dining table and chairs,T.V's etc... etc...
How quick could we order these big items and more importantly how quick could they be delivered?
If we place an order and have to wait 8 to 12 weeks for delivery them maybe we will rethink about it all!
I'd be very interested to hear peoples opinions because we are in exactly the same frame of mind as you of "do we ship out our stuff or not".
We were thinking of either selling houses with all stuff left in (ideal for a 1st time buyer we think) or having a house/garden/garage sale, because roughly if we did that we thought we'd save £5k on average for a container and if we made approx £3k on the sale of our stuff and that would give us approx $16k with the exchange rate 2-1. Surely we could get all new essential house items for that amount of cash.
What is everyones thoughts am i near the mark or absolutely miles off????????
Bring the lot , once it's here then you can decide what stays and what goes. Auzzie household things in our opion are mostly not as good quality and the choice is limited. Very limited. Keep your cash. Paul
Markshelley, I think you should do your sums again, £3k times 2 doesent equal $16K and bring the lot. Paul
Definately bring the lot - I'm so glad we did.
Most things are a lot more expensive and the quality isn't as good.
We bought a lot out with us from a 4 bed detatched house and it cost us a little over 3 grand. I dread to think how much it would have cost us to buy new here!
If you read my post correctly, £5k on container and £3k for my stuff adds upto £8k........ so that is £8k x $2 = $16k
It's you who needs to do the maths again - LOL!!!!!;) Mark and Shelley will save £5k on container and hopefully make £3k selling stuff hence £8k x 2 = £16k
Couldn't resist that one!!!
We are in similar boat. At first we decided to ditch everything here and buy new over there. Since had a re-think, our stuff cost quite a bit here, things like American Fridge Freezer etc etc, we would get next to nothing for it here and it would cost us more than we made replacing over there. Bottom line? We have decided to do exactly what you are advising Mark and Shelley and ship the lot!!
That way we may not feel as homesick with some of our belongings around us too!
Markshelley, just bring the lot, keep your cash for here. Thats all i'm trying to say.Good luck to all of you and if your a Trade buy more than you need alot more. Paul
Okay Guys say we do ship the lot......wait 12 weeks for it to arrive........what is the best way to manage (2 adults 4 young kids)?
Originally Posted by ReadyPenny
Say we apply for OAA and like quite a few get knocked back!!!!
Then is our only option then a furnished holiday let or caravan park for 3 months at $600 - $650 per week?
Advise much appreciated!!!!!
We are shipping everything and like you have had to think how we are going to manage with 4 small children. We are basically taking everything apart from pots and pans as they are knackered. We are going to take a few bits ike the kids cutlery in our hand luggage. We are planning to find a rental quickly but like you will have to wait for our stuff to arrive. Sleeping wise we will buy mattresses for the kids as theirs are knackered so will be able to use them and when their beds arrive they will be used to them!! As for us my stipulation for moving was that we leave our bed here as I hate it and it is about 300 years old so we will be ok!!
Furniture wise we don't have any out door furniture here so will buy that anyway and use that inside until the container arrives. You don't need to buy kettles and toasters as youcan boil water in a pan and do toast under a grill. Otherwise the only stuff we will buy is what we need to anyway that isn't coming in the container. I am just trying to find out at the moifIcan take a travel cot as part of our luggage as both Joe and Niamh are still in cots (Niamh in acot bed) so may have to buy a cot or see if any nice people on here have a travel cot we can borrow. If I can't take it as hand luggage I will be after 2!!! Niamh is 2 and a half but nowhere near ready for a bed!!
Anyway, hope that helps