Build it and they will come… to stay with you at Christmas!

Now is the time to really start looking at finishing those last minute home renovations and DIY touch ups to make it welcoming for friends and family that are coming to stay.

Christmas is coming…. In 11 weeks in fact. You may love to hear that… or you may hate it.

But either way, it will still be upon us in no time and you probably need to start thinking about preparing for it.

We are now into the second week of our 12 weeks of Christmas campaign to help get you prepared and ready for the silly season, with minimal stress on you or your wallet.

Nobody wants to be cooking Christmas lunch and have the fridge or oven go bust! The last thing you need is to be forking out big money for an emergency appliance during the already expensive festive season.

Don’t leave it until the last minute… Christmas prep starts today!


While you may not pay any attention to them, the impact window blinds can make on your home is significant.

If you have young children joining you for Christmas and staying in your home, you need to make sure that the room they are staying in encourages sleep by keeping out light and sun.

We all know how kids get up at the crack of dawn, especially with the excitement of Christmas!

Solid blinds are made from a single sheet of fabric (like the brand new ones in our auctions), tend to be more durable and provide better coverage.

Don’t forget that lighter coloured blinds will make the room appear larger but be sure create an atmosphere that promotes relaxation, perfect for the holidays!

Have you got tripping hazards in your kitchen or bathroom? Will it be a bit precarious carrying the Christmas ham to the outside table across the wobbly patio tiles?

Now is the time to make sure your floors are perfectly smooth, even and safe for the family at Christmas, especially if you have elderly members of your family visiting!

We have auctions filled with first quality, premium, Australian Standard tiles in a range of colours and sizes to suit every style of home.

Sold by the pallet, these tiles are perfect for the bathroom, pool or the patio and garden!


If you need to get more involved in the home improvement and DIY space before Christmas then our fortnightly Home Improvement, DIY and Design Supplies auction is the place to be!

Here you can find everything to help you finish those odd jobs like fixing the shower curtain rail so guests can shower comfortably or replacing the rotten slats of decking, so no one falls through.

Check out the brand new storage racks we have to help you tidy the garage or even organise the kitchen pantry, making Christmas food prep a breeze.

You can find everything you need to complete your dream home in this auction… including the kitchen (or bathroom, or laundry) sink!


Imagine all the extra laundry that comes with all the extra guests in your house over the silly season…

Investing in an extra washing machine from our whitegoods auctions could be the affordable answer to your washing prayers. Even something small like a 7kg front loader will be a big help!

But even if laundry is not on your list of worries, surely more fridge space is absolute necessity for making it through the holidays happy.

Remember, having a bar fridge dedicated to drinks leaves more space in your main fridge for the ham, turkey, salads and trifle!

But what about trying to cook the chicken and ham at the same time? One of the best parts about Christmas is the big spread of food, of course!

Make sure your food arrives at the table piping hot and all at the same time by investing in a new Cavallo built-in oven that features dual zone cooking with individual temperature and time settings.

Buy it now, have it installed and still have plenty of time before Christmas to perfect your cooking in your new oven.

Keep the kitchen clean and healthy by getting a new range hood while you’re at it. Before you know it, you will have a kitchen that is as good as brand new and the ultimate Christmas pressie to yourself!

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Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.