Hi guys, I've been lurking on here for a couple of weeks now and thought it was about time I said hi and asked my first question. After months of deliberation, I've decided to jack in my warehouse job and start up on my own as a window cleaner and hope to move on to other aspects of exterior cleaning when I can. To start with, I plan to stick with my current job and reduce my hours as my own business takes off. Hopefully by this time next year I'll be able to completely cut ties with my current employer and work for myself full time. That's the plan anyway! I'm currently pricing up kit and equipment and have set myself a budget of £2,000. That's for a small used Van (maybe a Berlingo or Kangoo - I would appreciate any thoughts on van size) ,all my trad gear, ladder, leaflets, business cards etc. I've spent a lot of time researching kit and have come up with the following list. 20l bucket and lid with seal Ergotec squeegee 6" Ergotec squeegee 12" Ergotec T-bar 14" Ergotec T-bar 10" Unger Monsoon sleeve 14" x2 Unger Monsoon sleeve 10" x2 Unger scraper 1.5" and blades Ettore Porcupine 14" x2 Unger BOAB classic Ergotec tool belt Washed scrim 5 pack Unger microwave 10 pack Sills cloth 10 pack Ergotec bottle holder for belt Unger soft rubber 12" 10 pack Unger soft rubber 6" 10 pack Total cost £195.64 ex VAT How's that look for the basics and what am I missing? Obviously I still need to think about ladders and a few other bits and I want to invest in some decent gloves and a bit of branded clothing. I would appreciate any thoughts/advice. Many thanks.