My “Home” For The Foreseeable Future

Now that I feel kind of settled down, it is time to show you how my “home” for the foreseeable future looks like, and how much money I spent for the move.

Bathroom Area

Items Brought Over: shampoo rack, mirror, pails, dry mop, washing machine
Items Bought: Towel rail (Shower) – RM 9.90, Water heater unit – RM 8

The water heater is from SenQ, the selling price was RM 380. When I was making payment, the salesgirl informed me that I have RM500 worth of Treats points from my Maybank credit card that I can redeem. So, I quickly grabbed another item that I need want. It was out of stock and had to be ordered, I have not received it yet. That mysterious item was RM 128. Total RM 508, I paid RM 8 for both of them. Since the water heater is more expensive, I attribute the RM 8 to it.

Room

Items Brought Over: Everything except the air cooler unit
Items Bought: Air cooler unit – RM 159

It should have been RM 0 here, I didn’t buy the air cooler because of the move, I bought it because my fan was broken. But, oh wells…

The room is kind of barren now. I’m surprised that it is actually quite spacious after I put all my personal things inside. I still have a Jusco bought wooden wardrobe to dismantle and move, but that one is currently being used by one of the housemates, That one I’ll have to wait for him to move out. That one’s not gonna cost me anything more anyway, except maybe for a few longer screws to secure the wardrobe back.

And forgive the blurry picture, it was a poorly generated panorama shot from my phone.

Kitchen

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Items Brought Over: Everything except the wooden table
Items Bought: Wooden table – RM 239

The table that holds the oven and induction cooker was originally my laptop table in the room back in the old place. Water filter was from the old place too. This was the only time I am being slightly not decent. I uninstalled the water filter to bring it here yesterday with only half dayΒ notice to them. For the coming weekend, those guys will just have to make do with boiling water or bringing drinking water back from outside or whatever they fancy doing.

Living Room

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Things Brought Over: Hanging rack
Things Bought: Chair – RM 75

It’s not going to be a living room anyway. It is my clothes drying area, and it is expected to stay that way.

Total One Off Spending

Plus the PVC floor mats, 20 meters for RM 64

RM 9.90 + RM 8 + RM 159 + RM 239 + RM 75 + RM 64 = RM 554.90

Unexpected MonthlyΒ Savings

I was on Streamyx 2Mbps at the old place, RM 130 per month. When I tried to change address at Telekom shop, I was told that my new place is too new and it was not setup with Streamyx or Unifi. I had to terminate my account. The same evening I discovered that Yes 4G is actually offering a 1Mbps unlimited quota plan for RM 79 per month, with a further RM 5 discount with auto billing. So now I pay RM 56 less per month for unlimited internet. And my Yes 1Mbps has already proven to be faster than the Streamyx 2Mbps.

Side Story

One of the housemate (not the one that had his car blocking the way, the other one) asked if he can stay with me. Apparently he already bought a house and the house is currently under renovation. He only needed 2 to 3 more months before being able to move. As you know I always try to be decent, and there is one extra room. You know what my answer is.

So for the coming 2 to 3 months, I will get another RM 200 per month in rent.

Conclusion

Yeah, I think I’m good and comfortable with how everything turned out.

28 Comments

    • 5th floor, unless you are Superman or something, it is quite hard to skodeng me. Usually I am the one who peep down of the window to see if there is any potential leng lui πŸ˜€ 😳

  1. Glad to hear the rest of the move went well and that you’re all set up πŸ™‚ Pretty good that you’ve got a lodger for a couple of months too – can’t go wrong when you get to be a good friend and get some extra cash!

  2. Not bad! Looks livable and you should be comfortable here. Perhaps in time to come it will look more homey πŸ™‚ I wonder what is the first dish you will cook in the kitchen πŸ™‚

  3. that’s very budgeting! should work as a cost consultant!

    home is all about the owner feeling good. furniture is expensive leh.

    not planning to get a small sofa chair, coffee table and wall hung tv?

    • LOL yeah, I don’t think so. I am setting the place up with the expectation that I will move again soon. That’s the trouble with renting. If it is my own home, I would probably do things very differently.
      I’m staying alone, don’t need those sofa and TV. All I need for entertainment is a place to sit and a laptop, with unlimited internet. πŸ˜€

  4. Your new place looks comfy and clean.. Ok la, kira comfortable for you liao kua.. I like the bedroom, looks very spacious.. Enuff for you and another girl friend if you decide to bring her home, hehe πŸ™‚

    • No aircond, sorry πŸ˜€
      I won’t have any guest room for 2-3 months. After this housemate moves out to his new home, then probably yes. But still, no aircond πŸ˜‰

  5. the room is kinda spacious! can dance around and do yoga haha! this is a 2-room flat/apartment rite? the toilet & shower area looks clean & new. Any nice view outside of the building?

    • Can actually see the 2nd Bridge from the lift area, but not for long I guess, there’s another condo in construction that will cover that view up πŸ™„

  6. Looks good! Just right for a bachelor. Later your landlord come check up on you and see everything so nice, he will up your rent.

    Hehehe, looks like you will have another housemate for a few months. Usually renovation always get delayed so I guess he will be staying with you for more than 3 months. πŸ˜€

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