Thursday, 23 February 2012
The drama boringness of apartment hunting is over.
I dropped off the application for rental on Tuesday evening, and this morning, the nice folks called me and informed me that I have been approved.
Because I am awesome.
Okay, they didn't say the awesome part. But I'm sure they were thinking it.
The plan is that I will go in sometime during the last week of March, likely on Friday, and sign the lease, at which point they will give me the keys. I then plan to move the little things on Friday by making several trips in my car. Then the rest of the moving will take place on Saturday, when will have assistance for the heavy things like furniture and appliances.
This reminds me that I need to look into renting a U-Haul van.
Other things that need to be done:
Well, packing, of course. So far I have packed up two boxes, containing all of my DVDS, and three boxes containing but a small portion of my books. I have another three or four boxes still empty. I should probably get on that.
Obviously, some things cannot be packed until the last minute, like cooking utensils, plates, and the microwave, but books and other miscellaneous junk can be packed immediately. Also, summer clothing, since even though it got almost to 60 degrees today, I don't think I'm going to be wearing capris and skirts before April first.
Speaking of clothing, I need to go through and ditch some more of my clothes. I have a bag of clothing that I decided to ditch months ago, but never carted with me to the supermarket to dump into the donation bin. I'm sure there's at least another bag's worth.
I'm not sure how I accumulate so much STUFF.
On the plus side, I am not moving across the country.
Also, this weekend, I need to write a letter to the current leasing company to inform them that I will not be renewing my lease and will, in fact, be moving out. I have to figure out when and how to drop off keys and all that jazz.
Plus of the new apartment? Not having two keys. Right now there's one key to the building and then a separate key to my apartment. They look exactly alike. Also, the light above the outside door keeps going out and not being replaced for months. It's fun fumbling for keys in the dark.
The new apartment is basically a stand-alone building shared with one other apartment. There is a teensy little "foyer" and then two doors, one leading to the upstairs and one to the downstairs. Actually, come to think of it, maybe there are two keys, because maybe there is a second key to enter the foyer. Not sure.
I am also not sure yet if I will have an upstairs or downstairs apartment. I've been living on the first floor at this building, and it hasn't been that bad (now that the upstairs neighbors with the barking dog have moved out). Being on the second floor will mean a bit of hassle for getting furniture in, but otherwise won't be too terrible. And at the very least I'll be getting some exercise. My mom's house has 13 very steep steps to the second floor, but I currently have only four to walk down.
Also needed to do is getting a ton of paperwork changed - driver's license, new checks, work of course, all the bills to be switched, car insurance. But I can't do that until I know the new address to change it to.
So, for the next month or so, I will be packing and cleaning.
Playlist Friday (I will have to design a logo!) presents:
Songs I dislike.
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