12 Months around Australia

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 04:54
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Hi all. Am planning a 12 month trip around oz. We RENT a house but own all our contents. Anyone help me with what is the best thing to do with all our contents while we are on the road?
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Gumby55
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Reply By: toyocrusa - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:11

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:11
I guess if you are near a larger town or city the best thing would be to rent a storage site/shed and leave it all there. Do you have a relative/friend whose place you could store at? Maybe an add for storage at the local Supermarket notice board. Bob.
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:33

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:33
A good option if you have a place to put it is a shipping container (the cost about $3 a week to hire) and everything is completely safe, waterproof etc while you are away.

Cheers
GPM

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Follow Up By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:34

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:34
Ooooops - that should be $3 a day....
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 08:00

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 08:00
Hi Gumby55

We are currently travelling long term with the kids. We sold our home and our 2nd car. We looked into a storage shed and realised it was going to cost way too much. We purchased a 2nd hand shipping container (20ft) got 95% of our furniture ect (lifeline was happy............ they got 3% and a batchelor mate got 2%!!!).

The container cost us approx $2800 (from memory) we are lucky in the respect that Matts parents own 8 acres so we just trucked the container to their place where it will stay till we get fed up with travelling......

Cheers
Caroline
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Reply By: timothy - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 08:57

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 08:57
While me and my wife were on the road we put all of our stuff into a storage unit, cost $200 a month and the contents were fully insured so we had peace of mind that we'd get our money back if anything happened. I think that works out to be about $7 a day.

A shipping container might be cheaper if you have somewhere to put it, but you might also have to pay to have it transported to your site.
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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 09:23

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 09:23
Hi all,
We did the container thing many years ago, packed all our goods inside the container & left it for approx six months. When we opened the door of the container, very little of what we had put in there was of any value, due to heat damage.
1. Dont leave the container in the open, make sure it is at least under an awning
2. Make sure the contaier has ventilation, fit a "whirly bird"vent
3. Make sure it is vermon proof
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Reply By: PradOz - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:58

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:58
someone on here in the last couple months made reference to putting their furniture in storage at a cost of about $1000 for a year. was something to do with travelling around oz
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