Hi guys! I hope your day has been going well! <3
I’m sorry if you’ve noticed that I’ve been a lil MIA for around a month. Besides the OPI Mini Collection blog post, which I posted a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t actually posted since the 30th of May! WHAT! The reason for that is …. me and my boyfriend moved out!
This has been a long time coming, and a personal project I’ve been working on for around a year. In the last couple of weeks before moving out, I wasn’t aware of the day I’d get the keys. Which! As you can imagine, can be quite frustrating. I had just been ‘waiting’ which was so annoying for everything. I literally found out I was moving 3 days before I moved. *Cue Anxiety*
I packed almost everything, and lived out of a suitcase for 3 weeks, and it was the worst 3 weeks of my life! haha Which meant my blog photography prop box, was amongst a stack of boxes. Super annoying!
I decided to write this post as I haven’t ever moved out before, and I did struggle with the change of that, so I thought I’d give some tips on how to make moving out of home so much easier!
- Make a ‘Glory Box’
I’m not sure if you’ve heard the term, ‘glory box’ but I hadn’t either. It was actually my mums idea and I am so happy she said it. Basically, it’s a ‘box’ (although we had like 10 bags and took up the entire spare room, much to my mums despise) where you put things you buy for your house before you move out! We had all sorts of goodies in there….towels, sheets, cutlery, knives, etc, etc ( you catch my drift) It honestly made life so much easier when we moved.
2. Ask for help!
I am a stubborn person. The worst part is, so is Mitchell. So he couldn’t even help me make decisions! Haha and every time someone asked if they could help us, we would deny their request. For. Everything. The only thing I asked for help with was moving furniture and borrowing dads car to pick up furniture, because well, Im a weakling, and I wouldn’t want Mitchell just picking everything up! That’s just mean! So, if theres one thing I could change, it would be to let. people. help.
3. Don’t move everything in 2 days!
I had Friday off work, which was nice, and was completely moved in by Sunday. I broke down on Saturday night because I think it just moved all too fast. I would have definitely, if I could that is, taken another couple of days off work to get completely settled before I went back to work. ( This can’t always happen, but you can wish!) SO! If I could do it again, or give someone advice on moving, it would be to not move everything in so fast and to do it over a longer period of time!
4. Wait for more furniture before sleeping over
I was SO happy and excited to move out. Hell, we were basically hanging by threads! Living in your parents house until 24 is quite a handful (unless you love it, in which case stay there!) Mitch had moved into our house, maybeeeee 2 years ago?! So, we were living in one room, with everything we owned in one room. It was like living in a studio flat! haha ( I don’t want anyone to think I’m complaining, I am so incredibly damn lucky my parents put up with us for that long! They truly are wonderful.)
The first night we ever stayed over, we had a mattress andddd two bean bags! I wanted to stay over at our house the first night, to get the experience, but I wish I had waited until we had at least a couch beforehand. It just didn’t feel like home.
Well there you have it! I hope this post helped someone in any way possible! Let me know if you have any tips on moving out of a family home for the first time!