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Day 2!

November 5th, 2014 at 03:26 pm

I promise I won't bore everyone every day, but I think if I post it here, I'll be more likely to stick with it, so I want to at least get the ball rolling. Yesterday, my boss treated me to lunch, so the leftover noodles that I had planned to eat are dinner tonight (probably with a couple of eggs to use up those before they go bad). Breakfast is a bowl of oatmeal from my desk stash at work and lunch is the remaining can of baked potato soup with a couple of pieces of Hawaiian sweetbread given to me by the babysitting mom.

7 Responses to “Day 2!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I post every day! I figure if no one wants to read it, they don't have to! I do daily posts because they keep me focused and accountable.

  2. snafu Says:

    Moving day will come faster than you'd believe. I suggest you dedicate a small, easy to carry with you notebook or if you prefer specific app for phone, to jot down all the tasks to make the move go smoothly. You need to inform all who bill you, motor vehicle, insurance, cell operator, bank/financial institutions, magazine subscriptions and such of your new address and effective date. How will SO [significant other/boyfriend] & you divy up utilities? Does your rent include electric, heat, water, cable, internet etc? Will any of the utility vendors require a deposit? Will you require a parking sticker for your new place? Are you familiar with the shops and services in the neighbourhood? Do they give discounts/coupons for new customers?

    With the holidays coming up so fast I suggest you pick up 'banana' boxes to pack clothes and stuff...they're the 2 box type with top fitting over the bottom section. Liquor store boxes are terrific for makeup and bathrm supplies delineated in compartments. Pack up summer clothes you know you won't wear until next spring. Pitch anything ripped, torn, elastic sprung, stained, missing buttons or hems etc. Donate anything in good condition that is too big/too small, doesn't fit, doesn't flatter that you jut don't/won't wear. It's too much work to move stuff you don't use and likely don't need. If you find a market sell stuff perhaps FaceBook sale page.

  3. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Snafu,I always appreciate your well thought out advice! I do have the notebook and I'm definitely the planner, so I'm keeping track of things, but you definitely added some stuff to think about. I started typing out some of our arrangements, but then realized it was probably enough for a stand alone post, so stay tuned. Thanks again for all the great advice!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Please don't worry about being boring. This is your place to be accountable. That is more important than anything right now in your journey. And it will be a great record for you to look back on later. Use the blog for your needs. Don't worry about us.

  5. snafu Says:

    Someone was talking about a recent move and mentioned something critical. She explained her sofa would not fit in the building's elevator nor would it fit into the stairwell entrance turn. It ended up being stashed behind the building while she ran an ad on Kijijji & CraigsList to sell for best offer. It was very nerve racking as weather or

    I never thought about it until someone mentioned the problems they had getting a sofa to their new apartment. It was to long to fit in the elevator and professional movers could not get it into the awkward turn to the stairwell. If you plan to buy furniture, take measurements and look at access to doorways, elevators, stairwells and specific apartment entry. The sofa had to be stored at the back of the building while she ran ads to sell for best offer.

  6. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    That's another great point! I did do measurements, but it hadn't occurred to me to go look at the route we'll have to take in moving stuff to the apartment. Fortunately, my couch is one of those Ikea loveseats, so it should fit.

  7. Petunia 100 Says:

    Snafu - Now you have me wondering. How did this person get the sofa inside her apartment in the first place?

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