It feels like it’s been such a long time since I last posted here. With summer picking up things have been busier than ever! I have a little life update for you guys, at the end of this summer my husband and I will be packing up our little apartment and moving. Right now the location is completely up in the air (ha, I know). Steve, my husband, has been vigorously applying to PHD and masters programs all over the U.S. and now we sit and wait to see what happens. Regardless of him getting into school or not, we still have decided to move into a new place, even if that means just moving across town. This has been our first place together and we’ve called it home for the past three years. Needless to say it will be a bittersweet move.
Eventually after we narrow down our potential moving locations, so begins the hectic process of planning, cleaning, packing, and numerous other tasks associated with a big move. As more details surface, I hope to share more of this journey as it unfolds – a new series, perhaps?! I already started makings lists of things that I am looking for in our next place. The first time we went apartment hunting three years back we settled on the first place we found (and I was a complete newbie at the whole thing). So I thought I would share with you a few of the more basic things that I would be looking for as we start to scope out new places:
GOOD BONES Our current apartment is stuck in the late 80’s, so something that’s a little more updated with some character and charm or simple clean lines would be very welcomed.
LAYOUT The place should flow well as a whole and be purposeful.
SPACIOUS This time around we will need to work with our existing furniture and make sure that there is adequate closet + storage space.
BLANK CANVAS A space that we can easily build upon, preferably something that is clean and white.
OUTDOOR SPACE Currently we have quite the little garden sprouting on our balcony, so this is needed. Plus, it’s one of my favorite places to read.
If you have any tips for moving and/or hunting for a new place, please share them in the comments section below – I am all ears! Although things are a bit up in the air at the moment, I am looking forward to this next chapter of our lives. Stay tuned!!