This is the 2nd time I've ordered from Taobao. The first time, I used SG Shop and it was pretty alright, just that shipping was a little expensive. So this time I tried 65daigou. I didn't calculate exactly how much shipping was, but I think it was a bit cheaper than SG Shop! The collection for 65daigou was quite convenient because there are multiple places where you can pick your parcel up around the island, for free. So instead of paying extra for delivery to my house, I opted to pick up from Dohby Xchange since I was going to be there the next day. Quite impressive that I confirmed at lunch time, and by 6pm I was there collecting the item! Very efficient.
|They came in um, plastic bags though.|
Here's what I got!
Yes, this married woman only gets excited about home decor stuff or household stuff nowadays. :D
Top left: Bird-themed cushion covers, $12 each. (They're square but I folded them)
Middle: Also cushion covers. Love the colours!!
I've been using the same cushion covers for my sofa for 2 years already. Thought my sofa deserved a change!
Top right: tissue box holders that double up as organizers.
Bottom: Totoro merchandise. Left side is a onesie. Right side is a 3 in 1 pillow, blanket (zipped inside) and hand warmer. The right one is a gift for someone.
Close up of the tissue box organisers. The one at the top left is different from the rest because I wanted something with a longer compartment that could fit my iPad mini/small books for my bedside table.
|Before (Bedside table)|
|Before (Coffee table)|
So much neater and takes up much less space. :)
By the way, I took note of the measurements before ordering the designs. Most of the organizers come with smaller tissue compartments for some reason. So the normal cardboard tissue box size won't be able to fit. I had already been using the "soft" kind (not the cardboard boxes) so I made sure the dimensions would fit before ordering.
Put them in use already! :)
Hahaha cutesy stuff is not really my thing but this Totoro onesie was too good to resist!!! The best thing is that I found it for $13 only, and it's sooooo soft and comfy! They have many other designs as well. I found it quite strange though that there's a zipper at the uh, butt area, underneath the tail. I don't know what it's for, but I'm not sure I want to... O.o
Lastly, I also got this towel rack that hangs onto the edge of the cupboard door. Got sick of the tea towel sliding down all the time!
However, it doesn't fit very well because the top of my cupboard door is bevelled, so it doesn't sit nicely and is a bit loose. But still usable!
I highly recommend Taobao if you're looking for affordable household stuff or party stuff. I haven't tried the clothes before because I'm not sure of the quality, but I know of people who have bought before! My mandarin is extremely poor, so I'm not confident enough to buy from Taobao directly. These shipping agencies like SG Shop and 65daigou are great because they compile all your Taobao orders (from different merchants), combine them at the warehouse and ship them to you all together. Very simple and fuss free! It's definitely not my last time buying from them :)