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Old Sep 2nd 2014, 8:28 pm
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Okay, looks like we have found a house in Botany. Next step is to get a fridge freezer and washing machine. Any advice on where to look, likely lead time, delivery and what about installation of washing machines - do we need a plumber?

This website looks quite good:
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Or do you just visit a few stores?
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In the house is there a Laundry room? The washing machine will require cold and hot inlet taps, power (std plug) and drain/sink. The washer will come with two std flexible in let hoses and one flexible drain hose. If the house has had a washer before instillation will be simple.
The fridge freezer if upright and fits into a kitchen alcove then measure the space width as Fisher&Paykel are slightly wider than other brands and might not leave sufficient space for ventilation.
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Do you intend to purchase or have you thought of renting? Mr Rental is great and has lots of household things you can rent.
Are you expecting a container with goods already purchased so may double up of you buy out right?
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Old Sep 2nd 2014, 9:09 pm
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A lot of our appliances in the UK were integrated so we were not able to bring them - apart from the tumble dryer.

Oh, and what about bed mattresses. We can borrow one, but we'll need 3 single matresses to keep us going until our stuff arrives.
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A lot of our appliances in the UK were integrated so we were not able to bring them - apart from the tumble dryer.

Oh, and what about bed mattresses. We can borrow one, but we'll need 3 single matresses to keep us going until our stuff arrives.
Bestway Flocked Air Bed Junior Twin - Intex Air Beds and Self Inflating Mattresses at The Warehouse NZ

We have all been there Warehouse will be your best friend....save all the little plastic food containers and trays...can be very useful...
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desmondo84, personally I never bring my fridge/freezer, mattresses or washing machine with us when we move countries anyway. Done it twice and never again, last time we moved, it was from NZ to OZ and thought 6 weeks without my washing machine would be easy, gosh the clothes got so dirty with hand washing, I threw them out.
Most homes in NZ will be set up for the washer, so really its just popping on the hose to the taps.
Mattresses are really not that expensive, what we are doing (when we find a house to buy in NZ) is hunting online and delaying the delivery date. BTW, we are slept on those air beds for 6 weeks last move, personally, never again for that also, first week was fine, even the kids were complaining my week 3!
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Take a look at the Appliance Shed, I recently bought a washer and fridge freezer from there, but be warned they will price the same thing differently between stores i.e. in my case Henderson and Albany, but if you challenge it they will give you the lower price without fuss.

Also the taps for the washer are quite often inside a washtub that is found in most laundry spaces, so don't panic if they're not immediately obvious.

Lastly, I had to buy a couple of cheap'ish mattresses and found PK Furniture really good for the job, if you don't go the inflatable route.
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Currently using Mr rental beds (although wary at first, x2 protectors/sheets on) have been fine. Waster and drier also to tide us over for container arrival.
Kmart do cheap kettle etc etc
You can rent whole house worth through likes of Homepak etc, but Mr Rental have shown good service for odds and sods.
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I don't recommend the air beds - don't get me wrong, they served their purpose but we were freezing! Should have put far more in the way of insulation under them!! And at 2am the cold air in the room seemed to drop on us with a vengeance!
Daughter had use of a sofa bed we bought cheaply off Trade Me...hmmm we should have bagged that!
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