Ah, summertime! If you’re relaxing, chilling, or just enjoying the freedom of homework-less-ness while working a cool summer job, I hate you. I managed to graduate, which means I have to start real life stuff now. Like moving out of my parents’ house and getting a job. Pssh — I don’t remember signing up for this!
But life moves on and I am, in fact, moving on. Moving on out of state, that is! And there’s a lot of ground to cover: packing, getting an apartment, (getting a job), re-registering my vehicle, getting off my parent’s insurance and cell phone plans… and a bunch of things that I know I haven’t even thought of yet. Now is a time of change, and you get to come along for the ride. Welcome to the Summer of Moving.
As I work my way through the process of striking out on my own (in more ways than one), you’ll be treated to a summer-long series of posts. I’ll share everything I learn from moving myself and watching my boyfriend and friends get established, too. All posts in the series will be titled “Moving: …” so that you can easily identify them. And I’ll update this page to link to new entries, so you can bookmark this entry if you wish.
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Making the Decision: (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
8 Tips to Avoid Scams on Craigslist
Finding an Apartment: (Part 1) (Part 2)
I’ve Moved, Now What? by Grace Boyle
Maximizing Space When Packing Your Car
Tales from the Trip
Titling, Registering, and Insuring Your Car
Got stories about moving out on your own? Share them in the comments, or contact me about writing a guest post!
What? That’s madness, you don’t get to leave! You’re the local. You can’t be the local if you’re out of state!
Congrats! It is a very exciting (though stressful!) time.
PS – haven’t clicked through in quite some time, but i like the layout!
Good luck on everything! I’m looking forward to your posts on “real world” living.
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Hey, for whatever it’s worth to the rest of us who will be moving, here is a free website article on packing tips for moving: http://www.movers-edge.com/Packing-Tips-s/1.htm.
Let me know what you think! 🙂
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Moving is very stressful, however there is a bright side: a new place, new people, new experience. Things that would never happen to you if you stayed where you are. I like the saying ‘You know what’s gone, but you don’t know what’s coming’. Good luck!