Good news, everyone: we have completely moved out of our old apartment!
Joe and I spent our three-day-weekend moving. While it was tiring, the entire process went far smoother than I could’ve imagined, especially considering that it started snowing before the movers arrived at our apartment. It probably doesn’t hurt that we’ve done this three times, not to mention every time we moved into a new dorm or apartment during college, but either way – it was an easy process for us.
On Saturday morning, Joe and I woke up bright and early to finish packing a few boxes and load up our car. At exactly 9:00AM, the movers were at our apartment and quick to start wrapping all of our furniture. At 9:30AM, our friend, Mike, showed up and we loaded up his car. By 10:30, we were at the new apartment with the movers bringing in all of the furniture. Heck – the cable guy was even at our apartment at 11:00 to set us up (our appointment was sometime between 2-4:00 PM. Throughout the course of the day, the three of us made three trips to and from the old apartment.
By 6:00PM, we had managed to bring over everything except our bicycles and two donation bags (which we picked up on Monday morning).
Sunday morning was spent cleaning the old apartment. You know – the usual vacuuming, mopping, and scrubbing down everything. This part of the weekend was exhausting because it was a big apartment. It only reminded me how much nicer it is to live in a smaller space. It was nice to return to our new place and work on finding a place for everything.
On Monday, we headed back to apartment #2 for the last time to meet with our landlord and hand over the keys. Sure, we had 10 days left on our ‘lease’ (aka we had paid rent for the entire month) but we were more than ready to move on. The entire meeting was maybe ten minutes – our landlord did a walk through (we left those boxes for the daughter of my mother in-law’s friend who was seeing the apartment later in the day) and then gave us our deposit back.
It felt good to drive away for the last time.
WIth that said, I thought it would be nice to share some tips to make for a smooth move:
So, do you have any tips for moving? Have you moved around a lot? Anyone else still keeping stuff at their parents’ house (I’m guilty of that)?