It’s official, I’m in the new apartment! I have never lived on my own before, I’ve always had lived with roommates, lived in a sorority, or lived with my family. So this is a new adventure that I’m really excited about. Not just that I’m independent again (granted I was independent at my mom’s place, it just wasn’t mine).
I’m a week out from moving. The Harry Potter closet room is bare of all the decorations, leaving behind just the basics. I’m a strange mixture of excited and nervous at the moment. Excited to get out of this tiny box with no room to move that I’ve been in for a year and a half. And nervous that everything is going to go wrong next week. We’ll find out when the move actually happens. So I thought since I can’t really film or do much with everything packed away, I would just share some of the things I’m looking forward to the most about this move.
For the almost two years, I have been living in a six foot by six foot room. That was supposed to be double that in length but was converted by the previous home owners into a massive closet. That’s pretty unusable when the entire room is taken up by your bed so you can’t get into the closets. The arrangement was supposed to be temporarily. Like a six month arrangement, then a lot happened between my ex-roommate and me that basically forced me to be late on bills and basically go bankrupt destroying my credit in the process. I had found a place to move to as well but it just didn’t make sense to move due to those reasons. So when the lease ran up at the old place I worked my hardest to rebuild that credit, get back on track with bills, and save money staying in what I like to refer to as the Harry Potter Closet at my mom’s house. Which took an additional year to accomplish but I did it. So I put in my application for the apartment I had wanted… and I got it!
Organization is a key thing behind every successful moving. If you start your preparations in time and set up priorities based on the workload each session will require of you, it can be a smooth sailing experience. Otherwise, you are facing total anarchy. If you are not the type that knows how to efficiently self-organize, read on to find out what are some basic but useful things you need to know before you move into your new house.
Halfway through November, I was particularly forced to move out of my townhouse by my roommate. We couldn’t be in the same room without getting into an argument. And there’s was no trust or respect between us anymore. I strongly believe she stole my wallet and she believed I was making all her life choices for her though I wasn’t. Or that I was trying to screw her over, again I wasn’t. The things I did only affected me and literally had little to no impact on her but whatever it’s over. Rather than living in a toxic environment, I moved back home. I still pay rent for the townhouse… but I don’t live there. And for the few month, I was extremely down about moving back home. I felt like my independence was ripped away from me and heartbroken that I lost my best friend who I did everything with. But at the start of the New Year, I decided to look on the positive so these are all the reasons why moving home isn’t always terrible.
I’ve been mentioning this for a few weeks now. I’m in a process of finding a new place to live in starting April. Yes it’s a few months out but it’s never too soon to start debating on what you want to go to next. For me that means moving into an apartment of my own with my dog Pixie. So I thought it would be a good idea to go over all the things you need to considering when finding a new place.