Posts Tagged ‘nesting’
This week has been a tad hectic, which I definitely was not ready for, especially following last week (interview etc). I need a breather, like, now! But I will compose myself because the good news is that tomorrow is Friday. So one more day, and then I get a breather, well a ‘packer’… Ha!
Yes, Mr. J and I need to start the arduous task of sorting out all of our shit! -I mean, possessions. I really don’t want to take anything unnecessarywith us when we move. It will be nice to have a clean slate, and start to build a place that is really ‘ours’. Not just me, ‘stayin over’, with free rent
I came home to a nice home-related surprise though. Ony good things come out of Amazon boxes!
Hello JosephJoseph ‘Elevate’ Utensil Carousel! You will be a nice addition to the kitchen bench in our new place!
Had some store credit at Harvey Norman so decided to splurge on some new home stuff! Shame that they are sitting in the attic in their boxes Only a month or so till the big move!
Hello shiny new kettle – It is ‘Quite Boil Technology’. The reviews out there are both good and bad, so fingers crossed it does the job! And our new toaster! It has a pretty cool ‘Lift and Look’ function and toasting progress LED indicator Ha!I also seriously have my eye on this awesome ‘Tea Maker’. Seems crazy that a kettle can’t do the job, but this is for the serious tea lovers out there. Timer, various temperature and tea strength functions, keep warm function. What more could you want?! But thinking that perhaps it can wait for the wedding registry perhaps? Pretty …
Mr J and I viewed our soon-to-be new apartment this afternoon.
The good news - I still love it!
The not so awesome news - After doing some measuring, our fridge does not fit We only bought it last year, and it was about $1600. Seems so wasteful to have to buy another one, plus it is hard to give away a fridge, let alone sell one! I am thinking that maybe it might be possible to reno the kitchen so it will fit. But not sure if it is worth the cost/hassle…
So working the fridge situation out, and deciding whether or not we want to buy a new couch, are the last ‘big’ things to consider.
For the smaller house-related stuff, Mr J and I are going to Sydney this weekend!! To shop! Depending on Mr J’s shopping ensurance (tolerance!), I plan to visit a few awesome home stuff shopping haunts – Victoria’s Basement please(!). And maybe a trip to Ikea just for fun
What are your shopping “must visit’s”?
At the moment Mr J and I are sharing. We live in an apartment with two others, but we are lucky to have an ensuite and a large master to ourselves. Plus the benefit of very cheap rent. As I am studying, I have tried to be patient.
So we bought off the plan. A brand new eco-awesome apartment, due to be completed mid 2012.
But I became impatient. Well “we” became impatient
So we started perusing the property market once again. We were conservative, … yes a one bedroom apartment will do. No need for anything fancy, just something that is a good investment, with a good rental return later.
And then … Mr J is told of a two-year old, two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-carspace apartment. The apartment of two’s. It is not listed (shhhh), but the vendor is interested in selling. It was previously listed under the current market value, so we tentatively offer a few thou under that.
And … First offer = accepted!
I have gone from YAY wedding planning, to OMG shiny new home. Must have shiny new things for shiny new home(!)
It’s the first ‘Us’ thing, so I think I am entitled to a little bit of (sensible purchases) nesting – yes?
So I look forward to posting any nesting decisions for our soon-to-be NEW home!
What are your home essentials? (e.g. what do I have to buy right now?!)