Your First Apartment | Preparing To Move Out

First Apartment

Moving out for the first time into an apartment is so exciting! You’re gaining that independence from your parents in a whole new and exciting way. More freedom, more space – more responsibility. 

Once you’ve made that first step in deciding to make the big move, there’s a few steps you can take to make the transition a lot smoother. 

Though it’s super exciting and all you want to do is pick a place and show up with the clothes on your back, there’s a few key things that should be covered first. 

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How To Make Moving A Breeze | Moving & Packing Tips

How To Make Moving A Breeze
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Now, nobody likes moving. I mean, the actual MOVING part. Of course getting to be in a new home is usually an exciting experience, but getting all your crap there – that’s the hard part. 

This will be our third move in two years, our last being eight months ago. So we’ve definitely learned a thing or two about moving into a new place. 

We’ve been apartment living the past few years, so we definitely don’t have as much stuff as an entire house may have, so we may have it a little easier.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything! So far into packing I’ve filled well over 20 boxes, and I’m not even done yet! It’s definitely an exhausting process to do all by yourself, but manageable. 

So to save yourself some cash on packers and movers, I’ve got a few tips for ya. 


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How To Make Your House A Home

How To Make Your House Into A Home

It feels like I haven’t sat down to write a post in such a long time! Ah moving really takes the life out of you, I’ll tell ya. 

So where the hell have I been the last two weeks!? Well! 

Last week I was over at my moms every day after work helping her pack up our childhood home. On Sunday we said goodbye, left the keys on the counter and walked out of the very empty house I grew up in the last seventeen years. 

(And all this week I’ve been packing and moving into our own new apartment, but that’s another story in itself!)

I moved out of that house about a year ago, but never really had to say goodbye because I knew it was still there, with all of our “stuff”.

Our favourite stuffed animals, the dollhouse, our fort under the stairs with all the messages written on the walls. It was all still there to come back to.

But this past weekend it was time to say goodbye and move on to bigger and better things.

To reminisce on my childhood home, I’d like to look back on some of my very favourite memories and quirks that truly made that house a home.  

** Stay tuned to the end of the post to see our lovely recreation of the first picture my mom, my sister and I first took when we moved into the house! **

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