Hi friends! I’ve been moved out with my boyfriend for 6 months now, we moved out together on the 2nd July 2017. I wanted to share with you my personal experience on moving out, what I’ve learned and maybe some tips for those who are looking to move out. We moved out pretty soon into the relationship, I think we’d only been seeing each other for about 8 months. It was convenient, I was pretty much always at his, we could both afford it and we both wanted to move out so we did. It’s going great and I’ve loved every second of it.
I’m going to jump into the most important thing I’ve learned which is, wait for the right place. When we moved out, I was excited and I couldn’t wait, I chose the first place that I could find therefore 6 months down the line finding out we could’ve got a bigger and cheaper place with a better location. Lesson learnt.
The second thing I’ve learnt is that it’s all about the little things. Luckily I had thought about this beforehand as for me in life it’s always about the little things. We have conveniently placed plug sockets and TV aerial sockets and heaters, this might sound irrelevant but I always like to see where the sun will rise and set, it does make a difference, honestly. Though because we have a small place, our kitchen and lounge are together therefore the washing machine is loud and annoying and can’t hear a fucking thing when the TV is on, and if you’re like me, that is enraging.
If you’re moving in with a partner/friend then you’re probably thing a lot about if you’re going to end up getting pissed off with each other and you probably will at some point but that’s human nature and it’ll pass, if you get enough of your ‘me time’ and if you both have things to do during the day then you’ll be happy to see each other at the end of the day.
The biggest expense will be council tax, apart from your rent ofcourse. To this day this annoys me but you just have to accept it and you HAVE to pay it. Unless you want to go to court.
One of the biggest things I’ve learnt is that you don’t have to buy everything at once. I remember going to IKEA and buying pots and pans, utensils, a sofa, a bed, a toothbrush holder, drinking glasses and pretty much everything else. I love Ikea, I’m a massive fan and they are all things you need but there’s a few things I’ve seen elsewhere which I would’ve much more preferred and wish I’d gotten. Also buying from different places adds more character and personalisation to your place.
After we got everything for the flat and we’d be sat on the sofa and it didn’t feel like ours, partly because it felt surreal and partly because I wanted to clean everything. once everything was cleaned, It was already clean but I wanted to clean it, ME, It was my flat. Once I’d cleaned everything it felt a little better.
I’m going to wrap this up before it gets too long and start telling you my life story. But for real the list could go on and on about food expiry dates, you and your partners habits, choosing somewhere with storage, the fact you need to compromise with your partner, cleaning, splitting the chores, bills and all that jazz. I mean, I can continue if you want haha!
Much love ♥