Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Freakin' Weekend The Big Move

I'm probably 98.9% moved in at this point, and with the exception of having a few key items like the dryer and dishwasher not working correctly I'm pretty happy with living on my own so far.

It was a whirlwind weekend.

Friday we signed the lease, had a celebratory Outback dinner right across from my complex and then finished packing late into the night and for me that's 11:30, lol!

Saturday morning we were up bright and early to start loading before the few helpers were due to show up. I checked on getting movers since it was the third floor, but they get more expensive the more floors they have to go up and we've ALWAYS moved ourselves, except when my dad was active duty, so we decided to do it ourselves.

Luckily just as we were done loading the few cars that were there another van showed up with a few more people and we managed to get everything moved by 11:30!! Being done before noon was AMAZING! I was so thankful for those last few people that showed up because we weren't expecting them at all and they were an absolute blessing.

My mom, myself and a couple friends of mine did a lot of unpacking before everybody left, after eating pizza of course. I'm pretty sure pizza is standard moving cuisine. That's when we realized the dryer wasn't working. We'd done two loads of towels, so mom took what was wet home and dried them as well as some other things that needed done up.

As you can see, some things still need to find a home in my apartment!

Sunday dad ran around with us getting a couple of things and checking on items like a pantry shelf that'll go in my coat closet. You don't need a coat closet in Florida but by golly this complex has them apparently.

I thought I was getting over my bronchitis and I ended up with a stuffy nose the last two days so fingers crossed it doesn't complicate my get well plan.

The decor of my apartment isn't anywhere close to being done and we're still getting a few things like a book shelf and I need a little step stool since I'm so short to get the top shelf in my cabinet and a lot of other things out of my reach.

This is probably the "most done" corner of my kitchen, so excited to see my pink Kitchen Aid out on the counter!!

Luckily, I was off for my regular Monday this week and I'm pretty sure I won't work a single Monday in May with the way the Holiday falls, my regular Mondays off and the Monday I was sick. Crazy!

We spent Monday walking around Ikea picking up some things and our BIG trip to the grocery store so I could get all the essentials. I was already planning on doing weekly grocery trips since I buy a lot of produce, but with all the trips I made up the stairs today I'm definitely glad I already had that mindset. I did figure out a backpack is essential to put heavy things in and I have this soft sided cooler that I can wear cross-body, OMG so wonderful!

I'm trying to be mindful of being in such closer quarters and not making too much noise. I spent a good part of the first day yelling and forgetting people lived in our hallway, oops! I went from living quarter to half mile from my closest neighbors in Kansas, to living in the suburbs here in Florida to now living in an apartment. Any pointers if you've lived in an apartment are so welcome!

How was your weekend?!

Linking up for weekending with B Loved Boston and Champagne and Suburbs.


  1. Yayyyyy you're all moved in, the place looks great! And of course I'm LOVING your hot pink Kitchen Aid mixer! We moved into an apartment here in Florida when we first moved down from Connecticut, so if you need any pointers or advice just let me know ;-)

  2. Congrats girlie!!! Can I just tell you how excited I got just reading this?? I think it's just the enthusiasm of a blank canvas, getting settled, and all that jazz... but I'm SO EXCITED for you!!!

  3. So happy that you're moved in!!! Can't wait to see how everything comes together for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Your pink Kitchen Aid!!! So cute!
    I'm exhausted just THINKING of all the things involved in moving.

  5. I have a pink Kitchenaid, too! I love it! Congratulations on your new place! I cant wait to see it all decorated!

  6. I love your pink mixer, I'm glad it's out!

    Moving is exhausting. Take your time getting it all where it should go!

  7. Congrats on getting mostly moved in. The rest will come and take your time so you don't stress yourself out. I loved in an apartment complex for 3 months before buying my house. It drove me crazy so I can't give pointers! Ha!

  8. Ohhhh pretty mixer!!! My dream is to own one of those one of these days!!!! I used to manage apartments when I lived in Atlanta....so if you ever have any renter questions, feel free to reach out to me!

  9. Love the pink Kitchen Aid. Enjoy getting everything set up just the way you like it. :-)

  10. Yay for getting settled into your new place! That's always so exciting!

  11. the pink kitchenaid is everything. there are some really nice perks to apartment living -- like not having to fix things or take care of a yard!

  12. Yay for being moved in!! Glad you're getting settled.

  13. 1. Do not play soccer inside your apartment
    2. Do not clean your apartment (i.e. vacuum) after 10pm or before 10am
    3. Do not practice your runway walk in heels after 10 pm
    Those should be a good start.


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