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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby Wendy@MoveAide » Fri, 12 Dec 2014 2:06 pm

Hi...a few points to consider:

- How long do you plan to stay here and where will your next assignment be? You will need to move the items that you bring to your next location or back home when it's time to move, and it's important to keep this in mind as it can be costly to ship the items around in the absence of a corporate relocation budget.

- Ikea is great if you're planning to use them for a short time, you can sell them/ donate them or dispose of them when it's time to relocate again and buy new Ikea pieces at your next location. Ikea pcs are generally made for one assembly only and they usually won't hold very well if you take them apart and put them together again. The enlarged screw holes on the particle boards generally makes them wobbly.

- Some apartments do come partially furnished i.e beds, white goods, you can negotiate these into your tenancy agreements and most landlords will oblige if the lease is at least 15 mths.

Good luck with the move!

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 12 Dec 2014 4:51 pm

JR8 wrote:Ah, might simply be because we don't use air-con...


this might be it, i can't live in air conditioned environments, it makes my nose dry and my head woozy and my joints tend to ache.
i'd rather sweat it out than live in a/c.
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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 14 Dec 2014 9:34 pm

There's a designer mall called castlery, you might want to check it out
I do not endorse it and obviously price wise its on the higher end.
http://www.castlery.com/
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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby Primrose Hill » Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:18 am

Have a look at Helping Hands and expat auction site. There are always some decent furniture for sale at reasonable price without succumbing to Ikea

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Dec 2014 3:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I've never had a problem with our leather furniture regarding mold, but leather shoes/bags/and certain clothes whether leather or fabric and even the walls in one bedroom (one without any direct sunlight at all) all tend to get white mold. The walls were just repainted with a mold resistant paint so we'll see how that goes but as the new paint is white, it won't show up like it did with the "deep orange" walls my son wanted when it was his room. But that is to be expected because we don't have any aircon at all, day or night. My heavy black leather topcoat/carcoat (?) I have to keep on a hanger outside of my closet and turn it around every couple of days to prevent white mold from growing. At least my bedroom is bright but put it in the closet and bang, white spots in a matter of days.


Interesting point on the light. Do they sell any anti mold LEDs I could put in a shoe closet or something?

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Dec 2014 4:43 pm

I though about that as well a couple of years ago, but in the end I figured it was a combination of factors, one of which would entail a light strip and hungry hippo's or some other form of dehumidifier. I also though about storage in a vacuum bag with silica gel packets, but again, the darkness between the layers would possibly negate the silica gel's properties as the leather may tend to seal out any of the benefits. At the end of the day, at least hanging on the outside, it does get air circulation and light (but as mentioned, I still have to turn the hanger around say every three or four days as the "dark" side would start to show white random smudges. Leather does take a beating here, but I'm not sure why my leather furniture doesn't produce 'bloom'.

Edited to add the following......

Here is a very good article which further on in the article goes into light & heat strips for closets, etc. Very good article from the University of Florida.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/HE/HE63300.pdf

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby CaptainBullus » Wed, 17 Dec 2014 6:04 am

Here's a link for the Furniture Mall http://thefurnituremall.com.sg
You might also consider expat auctions, they do like it says on the tin; you can see the range of the stuff they sell on their Facebook page.

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby x9200 » Wed, 17 Dec 2014 6:49 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I also though about storage in a vacuum bag with silica gel packets, but again, the darkness between the layers would possibly negate the silica gel's properties as the leather may tend to seal out any of the benefits.

No worry, as long as the bag is sealed properly and silica gel fresh, given enough time (days) it will suck water out from the leather (I assume you mean natural leather). If it's dry the mold will not grow even in dark.

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby stuartkweston » Fri, 16 Jan 2015 2:29 pm

If you are talking about the rugs I would suggest you a persian rugs on the floor. They look totally beautiful.

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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Jan 2015 2:32 pm

Here we go...
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Re: Furniture Costs

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 16 Jan 2015 2:46 pm

stuartkweston wrote:If you are talking about the rugs I would suggest you a persian rugs on the floor. They look totally beautiful.


Oh thank you for such wonderful advise Stuart. Could you, or one of your "unrelated" lackeys tell me where I can purchase such a thing for a good price (to you)??


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