Finally. We have signed a lease. It is done. We haven’t moved – yet – that comes mid August, but I can have my weekends and evenings back, my stress level is settling to it’s normal “high strung” levels, and I am no longer crunching every number under the sun.
We found a place just a few blocks away from where we live now. Perk!
It officially has 2 bedrooms. A must have!
It has lots of light. Woo hoo!
It is still relatively small (850 sq feet). Oh well.
The kitchen is old-ish and small. Meh. But! Not quite as small as ours is now! Woo!
Goodbye amazing stainless steel countertops…. hello gas stove. Hello dishwasher!
We have more closet space because the baby doesn’t need a closet – and yet his bedroom has one anyway!
And the absolute best best best part? Remember all of those yuck 2-bedrooms that were all 2000 and above? This apartment is coming in at 1795/month! That is almost 100 dollars less than what we would be paying if we stayed exactly where we are, in our 650 sq foot 1 bedroom.
I think that deserves toasts of champagne and a few fuck yeas and boo-yahs.
And you know… it may not be the greatest apartment in the world, but it sure doesn’t suck! It has some upgrades from what we have now (hello SECOND bedroom!)… it has a few downgrades (goodbye double paned windows!), but in the end we got something that we could absolutely afford. This means we can still travel to see family and friends, eat out once in a while, buy a new pair of pants now and again, all the normal things that happen when rent, loans and daycare aren’t literally taking up every single last penny you have.
I can’t wait to show you the finished set up after we move in. The best part of moving: A clean slate.