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What do you need for an Amah room and where to buy the furniture?

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    Heikeli is offline Registered User
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    What do you need for an Amah room and where to buy the furniture?

    Hello,

    we are planning to hire a "live - in" Amah/helper. We have no furniture yet, and I was curious if anybody can help me to find out what you will need? Of course a bed, a cabinet...TV, DVD??? What do you provide?
    And is there any recommendation where to buy the furniture?

    We are also still looking for one...is there any recommendation for somebody who is experienced with a western family?

    Thank you very much in advance!!!

    Heike

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    we provide bed, cabinet, hangers, personal hygenie products - like shampoo & bath gel, towels, toothbrush & paste. we don't provide TV or DVD. our helper got her own VCD player once she saved enough money & she didn't want my MIL to find out. but we did & we told her as long as they watch it when theyhave finished work it's ok.

    great place for helpers furniture - jade rattan. in fact, if you search on this forum, you'll see quite a lot of thread on helpers furniture & what ppl provide & where to find one.

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    Besides what Carang mentioned, I also provide my helper with a cheap mobile phone and subsidize her with a small fixed amount for her local charges. She really appreciates that gester.

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    Thank you! How about internet? Can she use internet at your home?
    Heike

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    We provided basic furniture ( bed, chest of drawers, clothes rail, bed side table) TV and DVD player. We got a really nice bed on AsiaXpat, the rest came from Ikea and the Japan Home Centre. Personally we don't let our DH use our computer.

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    Thanks, Our room is too small I think to get something second hand, we can put a bed of 1,80 m x 80 cm...so I think I have to order one...

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    yeah, i also provide my helper with cheap mobile phone & subsidise calling card for the 1st month. my old helper appreciates it, but the current one takes it for granted.

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    ...that's interesting, haven't thuoght about the mobile phone.
    How about the aircon? I think in summer the room is really too hot! How do you deal with that? Can somebody recommend an aircon system or do you provide a fan and that's enough?

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