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truman47

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Advice on moving to a cheaper rental house?
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:33:04 PM »
So Im currently renting a 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage house for $405 per week. I live on my own other than when my girlfriend stays over on weekends. My sons dont stay over as much and never come together so its usually just one of them that stays over on a weeknight or one weekend a month or so.

My salary has increased so my child support is going to increase as soon s I do my tax return for this year..UGHHH

So I really need to move. Im looking at 3 bed 2 bath 2 car which average around $350 a week or 2 bed 1 bath 1 car which average around $300-$320 a week.
Whilst the 2 x 2 x 1 is the cheapest option I really need a 2 car garage as I have hammer lock shelving along both sides of the garage wall full of tools, my home brewing equipment, fermenting fridges, camping gear etc. 
Or if I do get the 2x1x1 I need to make sure it has  a drive way so I can park the car in front of the garage. But then Im worried the harsh Ozzie weather will age my car sooner and therefore decrease its resale value ahead of time.

So what to do? 

Stash Engineer

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Re: Advice on moving to a cheaper rental house?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:54:39 PM »
 Where do you live that a three bedroom two bath house with 2 car garage is only $405 per month?  I'm so jealous haha.  How much would it cost you to move and is it worth the trouble for 50 bucks per month?  FWIW, I would keep the 2 car garage also. 


truman47

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Re: Advice on moving to a cheaper rental house?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 12:09:07 AM »
Where do you live that a three bedroom two bath house with 2 car garage is only $405 per month?  I'm so jealous haha.  How much would it cost you to move and is it worth the trouble for 50 bucks per month?  FWIW, I would keep the 2 car garage also.

Where did I say $405 a month???  Its $405 a WEEK.  Re read my post...

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Re: Advice on moving to a cheaper rental house?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 05:05:17 AM »
I suggest looking at an overhead storage rack and minimizing your camping equipment, brewing equipment, and tools.

Each will be a sacred cow to someone here, but moving and storing these things are costing you not only $, but also heart beats (seconds of life). 

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Re: Advice on moving to a cheaper rental house?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 07:31:31 AM »
Where do you live that a three bedroom two bath house with 2 car garage is only $405 per month?  I'm so jealous haha.  How much would it cost you to move and is it worth the trouble for 50 bucks per month?  FWIW, I would keep the 2 car garage also.

Where did I say $405 a month???  Its $405 a WEEK.  Re read my post...

Doh!  In that case, I would certainly go for the 2/1/1!  Be honest with yourself about how much of your stuff you actually use regularly and sell anything that you don't.  I look forward to the day we can downsize to a 2 bedroom house! 

truman47

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Re: Advice on moving to a cheaper rental house?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 04:33:43 PM »
I suggest looking at an overhead storage rack and minimizing your camping equipment, brewing equipment, and tools.

Each will be a sacred cow to someone here, but moving and storing these things are costing you not only $, but also heart beats (seconds of life).

What do you mean by heart beats, seconds of life? Do you mean as in itís not good to drink?

Problem with overhead storage is that itís a rental so I canít go drilling into walls etc.

I found a 2 bed 1 bath 2 car garage unit for only $330 a week.  Iím in Aus so itís Ozzie dollars.

Itís 19 kms from work so further than the 10 kms I drive now but my car is a Toyota Aurion V6 so not too bad on fuel.  I Certainly wonít use more than the $75 a week I will save on rent.