Advice on buying house stuff

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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volks400volks400 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
new here in glasgow moving back frm canada.
im moving into my new house in 2 weeks time and i have to buy everything from kitchen stuff to room stuffs. i did a bit of survey to buy fridge,washing machine,gas cooker and found currys to be good in prices. there delivery costs are ok but they are cgarging 90 pounds per appliance to setup (fitting pipes etc)in kitchen like washing machine and cooker. any advice to what should i do regarding fittings.
the women who lived in the house has removed the carpet from the stairs and has left the underlay on the stairs.all the other rooms have woods which im going to keep. what should i do with the carpet fitting on the stairs. i checked with carpet shop and they will charging something around 150 pounds. any suggestions??? is it easy to fit the carpet on the stairsby myself.(havent done it bfr)
thirdly any recommendations on buying beds and sofa sets and dining not looking for anything expensive but stylish and reliable.i have 2 kids aged 2 and 5 and will be looking for bunkbed for them.


  • zzzLazyDaisyzzzLazyDaisy Forumite
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    It is worth checking if there is a freecycle group for your area. You might be able to pick up some items to tide you over, and give you time to look around properly for stuff.

    Is there and IKEA near you? They used to do a 'Starter Pack' that contained things like can-opener, cutlery, plates, things like that. My friend got them for each of her daughters as they left home and they were really pleased with them.

    Argos do camp-beds for £7.99 which are really comfy. With a sleeping bag they would give you a breathing space, and will come in for guests later (they take to pieces and store in a bag).

    Also is normally pretty competitive on price and the quality is usually good. They deliver free over £100. You could do a 'big shop' and get most of your basic needs delivered.

    Good luck!
    I'm a retired employment solicitor. Hopefully some of my comments might be useful, but they are only my opinion and not intended as legal advice.
  • DumyatDumyat Forumite
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    curry's and comet do charge a huge amount for fitting and delivery...might be cheaper to get a local sparky. Robertsons online are a glasgow based electrical appliance supplier and have usually better prices and free delivery. Have used them many times without problem.

    agree about IKEA (there is one in glasgow) a lot of excellent kitchen and household stuff...very reasonable. They do nice furniture at reasonable prices...beds tables chairs etc.

    not sure if fitting a stair carpet is an easy job....
    x x x
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    I subscribe to the Edinburgh Freecycle group and the stuff that is offered is amazing!

    Recent digest email offers, solid oak table and four chairs, fridge, gas cooker, pine double bed frame, buggy and bed guard ;)
  • washing machines are easy enough to fit yourself (just screw on) so a quick flick through the local paper should get your oven fitted cheap enough
  • volks400volks400 Forumite
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    thanks everyone u guys been grt.
  • maggiesoupmaggiesoup Forumite
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    Also, check the Ad Trader (Yellow paper you can buy in supermarkets for about £1.20) and the local classified columns. You'll be able to buys loads of stuff very cheaply, i.e. my last two suites for less than £200 each and in good nick.
    Also, Ebay of course!
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