//Copied from #Dayre//
We have moved in for a week already! It feels like I’m on a very expensive staycation minus the cleaning service and room service. 😂 I’m beginning to understand my mother’s behavior and as much as I try not to be like her, I’m seeing her shadows in myself. #tohtallylokeyhome
Anyway, it’s time for my overdue home edition, #taobao hauls. I know some people have been waiting and I probably would have delayed this if not for the reminders 😅 #dayrehomes
First and foremost, I know i’m going to be buying a lot of things and back then, #ezbuy had the whole taobao drama (and they are slowpokes) so I decided to try other forwarders.
Came to know about this forwarder through the Taobao FB groups. I didn’t do much comparison in prices because most of them are around the same. 1cbm = 500rmb Their FB group: EK LINK TAOBAO SHIPPING
I started by chatting with their POC, Elvis, on WeChat. His WeChat ID: Lam742288. You can also ALWW them (新马代运）I told him I wanted to create an account. He asked for my details and the next thing I knew, I got an email from him. In it was an excel sheet, which you have to fill it up with:
1. your item name
3. price of item
4. domestic shipping company
5. tracking number
They will give you an address to ship to. I happily buy my items from taobao direct and just fill up the form as and when I get the tracking details.
When everything is in, he will let me know the total volumetric weight in WeChat and I will transfer him the amount via DBS Remit. The rates are surprisingly good!
Volumetric weight = L x W x H / 6000
What I do is I will ask the seller what’s the dimensions of the item/package so that I will get a rough estimation of the weight.
Once shipping fee is paid, it takes about 10-12days for the shipment to reach my doorstep! The local courier called me to make arrangements for the delivery when it reached Singapore.
I’ve got quite a bit of items, so bear with me!
I didn’t realise how expensive these are until we were buying them!
Got the ones in 1.5m!
Essential item! Bought 2 sets (big, medium, small, undergarments)
Undergarment storage box
Two set for the hubs and I. For me, it was 1 box for my bras, 1 box for bralettes and the last one for my underwear. The husband only use 1 box so the remaining 2 boxes were used to keep our socks.
Because a new house = hosting = parties = guests = not enough plates.
I got everything from 1 shop and it was very affordable.
200 plates (2 sizes), 90 chopsticks, 100 cups, 100 spoons, 100 forks for.. $14.
One of my happiest purchase. It saves water, and easy to use! It’s a little heavy though! The cloth is washable and I got more of the cloth just in case. The husband’s Godpa saw this and asked us to buy one for him haha. We got the P8!
Got a mixture of big and small pegs. More of small pegs because it we will use hangers more than the poles. Small pegs comes in pack of 60 (!!!!) Bought one pack for my mum too and she was so delighted lol.
Got 30 big pegs and I think we still don’t use so many of it yet.. It was 3.80rmb for 1 pack of 10, less than a dollar!
Got this two sets of chopsticks. Well, I got the wooden one first but the husband likes metal ones so I got the metal set.Then my in-laws came with another set of wooden chopsticks. They said it’s something they have to give us so my set of wooden chopsticks is sitting in the store room now heh.
Fits the colour theme perfectly! I think getting the one with a plate below (to hold water) would be better though.
Slots for knife and cutting board, I like!
Since I’m going by volumetric weight, might as well get a whole lot right?I had fun with this. I got 240 hangers in 4 different colours 😀
The ones in TB are so cute and there is the option of getting them with or without the pole. We got our pole from Ikea already so no pole = cheaper!
Think I’ve mentioned this before! Now that we’ve moved in, I’m finally able to try this out. Glad to say that it’s pretty good and I always feel like I’m in a hotel toilet 😀
Had a lot of drama with Ezbuy for this one and the entire set finally went up like 1 week before we moved in. Pretty good for our common toilet!The Ezbuy link is OOS so I found something similar from TB. I felt a little cheated because the colour is the photo is light and the set I received was so much darker.
Haha this is something that the husband wanted. The ones that we found in SG are all joystick style and he didn’t like it. This is perfect!
Placed one outside our MBR toilet, and one at the service yard. Should have bought something that is not cloth, or has a stand so that I won’t have to be afraid of it getting wet. But there’s no space in the toilet for this lah.
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I love this so much. I think I first saw it in thepacartans’ posts and she raved about how good Dehub was. That was when I decided that my bathroom accessories are not going to be drilled in. When I was shopping for Dehub stuff, I realised my mum had one of dehub’s kitchen towel holder!
I bought from many places, and many different links so I can’t consolidate them all, but just google “dehub” in Ezbuy or taobao and you can get a lot of hits.
Kitchen hooks.It doesn’t really stick on my Japanese tiles because it’s a bit rough, so i stuck it on the laminate.
Just don’t stick it on painted walls!
Towel hanger and a holder for my window cleaner.
This one is quite big. I bought 2 but looks like 1 will serve as an extra when this breaks or something lol
For the MBR toilet.
Toilet roll holder and toothbrush holder.
These are just a few of the many I bought 😬
There’s two different kinds! The hubs has the one with the leg rest, which isn’t really useful for tall people. Feels like it’s gonna give way anytime, so you’re better off getting the one without. It’s $10 more expensive for the leg rest. I got the normal chair and it’s okay so far.The chair comes with a back massager! More of a vibrating back rest than a massager actually lol. It comes with a USB cable.
💸: $43 (without leg rest)
Got a 1.8m study table so both of us can work at the same time! It’s the perfect length for us though I wish it can be a bittttt longer. =X It’s not easy finding a 1.8m table actually. Most of the designs stop at 1.6m. The quality is surprisingly good. There was only a very slightly damage at the corner of the table but given that it’s taobao, I have no complaints.
Had a hard time searching for dining chairs which will go with our table and bench. Finally found something that is not too expensive and looks okay! Removable cover as well. Yes my sofa, stool and dining chairs all have removable covers. One of the main criteria when I hunt for my chairs. Ikea has a similar chair selling at $90. The husband said that the parts look really similar lol.
We were warned by many others not to get a big coffee table. Nothing caught our eye in SG so the husband went online to search and found this. When we don’t want it to be in the middle, we just ‘combine’ them together and shift it to the side. The legs were a bit dented but it’s taobao. Oh well. Pretty heavy too.
I love these stools! I made sure to find the ones with removable cover so if anything happens, at least I can just wash the covers! I’ve got 3 of these, and we’ve already seen its usefulness when we got guests over. Also a good stool for wearing shoes 😀
One of the best buys ever. This is in the spare room where I iron my clothes. So after ironing, I will just hang all of them here and then roll it into the MBR to put it into cabinet. So convenient and pretty! Got the one with the ladder to hang pants, and the ‘antlers’ to hang belts etc.
Customised tote bags
Got these customised for my colleagues as Christmas presents. I love what I came up with. They are so apt, and they are great conversation starters hahahah
I went on a customising spree LOL got one each for both of us, in different colours. There’s also different sizes to choose from too!
An additional 10RMB for customisation, which is $2? Okay lah.
💸: $5 (without customisation)
I’ve previously bought from this seller for work and went back to him a second time for our house. Sent him my design and requested for a draft before printing.I’m very amazed by how fast they get the job done. It was also sent out the very next day.
A friend once sent me a photo of a signage and I really loved it. Kept it for the longest time and couldn’t find it on taobao. So while searching for wedding stuff, I found this listing which sells customised names. Decided to try my luck and ask if she can customise according to the photo and she said yes!Got the one in 40cm and requested for it to be sprayed gold.
It was very very fast. I made the payment and in a couple of hours time, she got the draft back to me. The very same day, the signage was done. She sent it out the next day.Told her it was going to be sent to SG and she protected it in thick styrofoam. Would totally go back to her for any customised signs in the future 😀
Received so many compliments on this!
That’s it for today! Oh wow it’s a very long post.
Got a taobao package today so I guess part 2 soon? 😀