This one is pretty much in the bag. I’m moving out with my fiancé the beginning of October 2007 into a one bedroom apartment. While we won’t be living the rich life anytime soon, our combined income will be well enough to pay for rent and utilities, as well as allow us to continue on our Chipotle and CD addictions, while (hopefully) starting a decent savings account that will go toward the things we’ll be wanting in the near future; soon we’ll need a washer and dryer [I hate Laundromats], emergency money [incase a car should break down], and that whole wedding thing…
Since neither of us has lived on our own before, neither of us have any household furniture or appliances. So, around March of this year, we began compiling a list of things we would need with the help of some bridal magazines’ registry ideas and came up with a list of things we would have to buy, and gave them a rank number of 1, 2, or 3. 1 meant that the item was fairly important, 2 meant that the item would allow us to live more comfortably but in a pinch could do without, and 3 meant it would just be nice to have or to buy in the next couple or years.
We started buying right away and now have a closet full of brand new things we picked out at Target and Pier One Imports, as well as some nice gently used items we found at church and garage sales such as a brand new Hoover vacuum cleaner, and some nice throw blankets.
We still have a lot to get, but I guess my point is that moving out isn’t half as hard as getting all the things you need to live comfortably. Since we’ve already chosen and secured the location, all that remains is stacking up on things we still haven’t gotten.
Here’s the list of stuff to help you out in the moving out process. Don’t feel overwhelmed, if you need furniture, or other things and don’t have a lot of cash, a good idea is to put the word out that you’re moving and need blah blah blah, and you’ll be surprised at the stuff that comes flying your way.
(P.S. My fiancé is a vegetarian and doesn’t drink (I really like wine) so if you don’t see a grill or shot glasses on there, that’s why.)