It’s been just over a week now and there are still a few boxes left that need unpacking and a few more things to buy to furnish the place. I have hung out on Gumtree this week to find a change table for Isla, bar stools for the kitchen and lastly an office desk for me.
As we have so much space now Isla is in her own room. I wanted to set up her space to function well, leaving as much floor space to throw toys around. Her clothes have gone in her own cupboard, toys in baskets on shelves and lastly a change table to store nappies and other baby bits.
After using the washing machine for all this time to change nappies I didn’t want to have to bend over each time to change a nappy on the couch, floor or bed. So I went in search for a change table to add to Isla’s room. I found one just outside of Byron for a bargain price of $15 – love Gumtree. The next day we went and picked it up and now my back is thanking me.
We have used Gumtree loads of times. We sold all of our belongings and furniture before we got married so we could jet off and explore the world. When we came back we bought some new furniture for the farm, which some of it is still with us today. These days most of my purchases are for Isla. I bought her Bumbo $25 ($50 retail), pram $20 ($300 retail) and now her change table $15 ($40). Huge savings all round.
You know I never actually saw the house until we moved in apart from a few photos. When Isla and I arrived I could not believe how lucky I was. My hubby got me a place with a fabulous kitchen with a pantry, four burner stove and an oven. It also has a dishwasher which I am still learning how to use. Other things I wanted in our new home was to have our own bedroom so we could both go back to reading in bed at night. Something we have missed since Isla was born. The last thing on my checklist was a bathtub for Isla. We have a little fish on our hands she loves to play in water and I wanted her to have her own bath time. This means I get showers by myself again – hooray.
So what do you think of our new place?
DISCLAIMER: This post was in partnership with Gumtree Australia. All thoughts and opinions are my own.