Home sweet home♡


HELLO PEOPLEZXZ

The only reason why I'm writing this blog entry is simply cuz....

I HAVE SO SO SO MANY QUESTIONS FROM ALL OF YOU REGARDING MY NEW PLACE!!😜

Now don't get me wrong.. not that I'm complaining but I thought it might be more comprehensive if I were to do a round-up blog entry to conclude the video I made on the new home (BELOW)


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So let me answer a few common questions before I go more in-depth about certain details.

Q1) How much is the rental per month?
The rental is $1.5k per month - I know it's not cheap but I get the entire apartment to myself, and it's a private property not a HDB in a pretty central area so I'm quite happy with my find!

Q2) Where is the location of your studio apartment?
I can't share much on this but I'm not too far away from town!

Q3) How long is the contract of your lease?
It's a year!

Q4) Can I rent a place if I am a Singaporean/foreigner?
I don't see an issue for Singaporeans to rent as long as you are renting it for legit purposes la.
For foreigners I'm not too sure, please check on that for more info!

Q5) How did you find this studio apartment?
I found it online.

Some really good websites for rented properties are :
http://homeaway.com.sg
http://99.co
http://rentinsingapore.com
http://gumtree.sg
http://easyroommate.com.sg

Q6) Did you rent it directly from the landlord or through an agent?
I was lucky to find this place online and rented it directly from the landlord himself!

Q7) Why did you want to rent a place outside, why not live with your parents?
Personally, if you have followed me/my blog closely, I have been living out for 5 years.
After my divorce I don't see myself moving back to live with my parents (it's like I know I want to deal with my own shit/problems) so I decided to move out alone instead.

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Now let me go into more details about my new place/the stuffs in it!

1) The Living Area

When I open the door, this is what I see.


TA-DA!

Because the space is pretty small, it's an area where I have a pantry, "sofa" seats and my work station.
(Workstation table was previously bought by me in my old home)

Black storage boxes below are from IKEA


Bought these comfy floor chairs/foldable table off Taobao
$19.70 each

$24.50 


And this is my pantry that was already here when I moved in.
I simply added a microwave stand that is super useful for storage purposes!


$5.22


Storage area behind the door - there's a fridge so I can only make use of the space above the fridge.


Installed no-screws shelves above and stored some boxes/random stuffs that I don't usually need.

No-screws shelves : https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.6.22cb3dc7RWOIPJ&id=526148246664&cm_id=140105335569ed55e27b&abbucket=16
$9.50 each

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2) The Bathroom

My favourite toilet bowl rack is a buy that I'm really proud of because
IT CAN STORE SO MANY THINGS!


And because there's quite a bit of space in the bathroom beside the toilet bowl, I can add additional storage shelves to store my toiletries/etc.

(Sorry for the blur photo)

Both of these shelves were bought off Qoo10!

Black toilet bowl shelf :
https://www.qoo10.sg/item/LOCAL-STOCK-WASHING-MACHINE-RACK-TOILET-RACK-LAUNDRY-RACK-MULTIPURPOSE/446007808?banner_no=1305330
$19.80

White boxy storage :
https://www.qoo10.sg/g/582266226
(Sorry I couldn't find the original listing, price is about $36)

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3) The Bedroom

The landlord was nice enough to give me a new bed frame and mattress - all from Ikea.



I ordered hotel pillows, mattress protector and blanket from Taobao.❤️️

Blanket : https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.6.7cd88997cFaOwf&id=523131802188&cm_id=140105335569ed55e27b&abbucket=16
$25, Queen Size

Mattress protector : https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.16.1e196e02eO5KIg&id=45024865419&ns=1&abbucket=16#detail
$16, 1.5m 700g

Pillows : https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.6.7d3a69122AUC3m&id=534356694272&cm_id=140105335569ed55e27b&abbucket=16&skuId=3671748331196
$11 each


Curtains from IKEA

Bedside table : https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.16.387a38d4DHZFTJ&id=523378173223&ns=1&abbucket=16#detail
$50


Shoe storage boxes : Unable to find the link but it's about $1.30 each


Large storage boxes under the bed : https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.6.7ecc6280IklGNY&id=558412418087&ns=1&abbucket=16#detail
$65 for 3



Really love this cute dog bed for Cookie even though he sleeps with me every night LOL 😂

Dog bed : https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.30.7b5f7c0cdLtytn&id=541043558854&ns=1&abbucket=16#detail
$39


Ikea storage boxes (Y)

And last but not least....



I added these racks below to store my hairtools and it's a MAJOR SPACE SAVER.😃

Bought them off  QOO10 at $11 each :
https://www.qoo10.sg/item/IRON-HANGING-SEASONING-RACK-SEASONING-BOTTLE-STORAGE-RACK-KITCHEN/521367422?selectedOptions=

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So this sums up the nitty-gritty deets that you all wish to know about my place and please don't forget to check out this video again...


...and ask me anymore questions if you like!

Really hope this helps anyone of you looking to find a suitable place for yourself and as much as being independent is a good thing, living with your parents can be pretty nice too so please make your decisions/choices wisely! 👌


I know this is a completely irrelevant photo but the homely vibes is strong HEHEHE
😙😙😙

Thank you for reading, keep smiling and continue to be amazing!❤️️

With love,


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