we're moving. We couldn't afford our apartment anymore, so we gave notice on it almost a month ago. we have to be out by july 31, and we haven't/hadn't found a place yet.
My dad is moving to the city for a couple months, and not renting out his place, so he's letting us stay there for a while. Which is emotionally weird. Also, packing is hard. (plus trying to figure out what of our stuff we'll need there and what to stay in boxes since he's not moving most of his stuff (obviously it would be great not to half unpack any boxes.)
It's half an hour/45 minutes from both of our jobs, (different schedules), my synagogue, to which I go 1-2 times a week, minimum, our friends, where we go dancing, etc, and we have one car. And the public transportation from here to there is hugely crappy. (and if one of us goes out to work and takes the car, the other is stuck in the house (or hiking). there is no stores/markets/libraries/anything but a park, and elementary school and some trails within walking distance, and no public transit at all without driving at least 10-15 minutes. It will save us a lot of money though (1200 in rent a month saved- increased travel costs of 250 IF we came back here every day). we'll be able to build up some savings. and I'll get to see my sis more before she goes away to college in a couple weeks (well for like a week or two lol)
I have the double task of packing up our apartment, moving it, AND getting rid of/storing everything in my childhood room and bathroom, which I never dealt with other than to take the stuff I wanted to have with me out. It's a mess. We'll need to take apart the twin bed and store it, and probably sell? store? the desk, just to fit our mattress in. (tiny room). also the cat will have to live in just my childhood room (where we'll sleep to be with him,) or on a harness/leash combo outside.
I'm very overwhelmed with packing. Yesterday though, we did buy a file box, and I got 80% of our papers filed away. It felt so great, because piles of papers were my biggest clutter bugaboo. But most of the stuff is still here, still a mess, and I'm a bit overwhelmed.
I've never really moved a ton of stuff by myself before. When we moved in, I gradually moved some stuff in over two weeks, then over the year, moved more stuff in and aquired new stuff. (for instance, purchasing a mattress, finding a table) When I moved to college my mom helped/did most of it.
(And I'm ignoring until we've moved that we can only stay there til december max, and that we may have trouble finding a place we can afford here. And that we both have to increase our income. It's not an issue while we're at dad's, and I can only deal with moving OR money issues/finding a new place, not both at once.)