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Buying furniture and appliances is one of the big start-up costs of
moving out of home. Here are some online shops to help you get started in
your new place on a budget. Scroll down further for more tips.
- Blue Dog Posters
in Sydney is Australia's largest online poster shop. From the latest and
greatest to the bizarre and obscure, choose from over 7000 posters and prints.
Get your poster laminated or delivered as is. Delivery to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Flat rate delivery Australia wide and express delivery is also available.
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Setting up house on a student budget
There are ways of significantly reducing the cost without resorting to
- Decide what you really need. Before you rush out and buy anything,
check with future roommates if your room is furnished. Even if it isn't,
they might be happy to lend you some of their spare furniture. Also
find out what sized area you will be furnishing. If you have a tiny
bedroom, there’s no point in buying lots of big furniture.
- See if anyone you know wants to get rid of their old furniture or
appliances. People are often happy to give it away or sell it at a great
price to a uni student. Try family, friends and their families, people
at work, sporting clubs, gym, church, etc. Be specific about what you
are after, or you will get offers for things you don't want or need.
- Try the notice boards on campus, there are always people getting rid
of their old stuff. Consider it ‘road tested’ for the lifestyle. Also
try second hand shops, including Lifeline and the Salvation Army. It is
much cheaper than buying new, and there is often good quality furniture,
even if it has ‘character’. Remember that couch covers can hide a
multitude of aesthetic evils.
- Discount stores are great, particularly for smaller items. There is
no point in paying $10 per glass when they smash the same as a $2 one.
Dinner sets, cutlery and kitchen gadgets are also much cheaper at these
stores. There are often cheap furnishings like cushions, vases and
paintings as well.
Use posters to brighten up your home
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from Blue Dog Posters
Posters in Sydney is Australia's largest online poster shop. From
the latest and greatest to the bizarre and obscure, choose from over 7000
posters and prints. Get your poster laminated or delivered as is. Categories
include educational, maps, anatomy charts, motivational and demotivational,
music, movies, fantasy and lifestyle. Delivery to Australia, New Zealand and
Singapore. Flat rate delivery Australia wide and express delivery is also