July is turning out to be a crazy month for us. The craziness is bringing change, both good and bad—and it’s really stressing me out. 😉
One of the biggest changes is that we are moving out of our apartment in July. We need to be all moved out and have the apartment sparkly clean and ready to turn over by July 31st.
It’s kind of ironic that I spent months decluttering and organizing our apartment to just end up moving. But that’s life…what are you gonna do?
Back in February, we resigned our lease for another year; we had already been in this apartment for 2 years then. Did we resign our lease because we loved our apartment and couldn’t imagine not relishing in the splendor of apartment bliss?
Absolutely not! It was more about bad timing, poor planning, lack of options and not wanting to pay for another pet deposit somewhere else.
The good news is that we don’t have to pay to break our lease, which is usually around $900 for this particular apartment. The reason we don’t have to pay to break it is because of all the stupid crap we’ve gone through with this apartment.
When we moved in over 2 years ago, the washing machine didn’t work and the guy fixed it wrong. This resulted in our apartment flooding the second day we were in the apartment. That really sucked.
Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of what we would have to deal with in this crappy apartment. I understand things go wrong and need fixing now and then, that’s no big deal…but it was just ridiculous.
The last straw was the maintenance people coming into our apartment when we weren’t home without permission. The next day, I found out (after spending 15 minutes in the shower trying to get warm water) that they had turned off our hot water the day before.
I was so mad, I stomped down to the office after trying to call them 3 times (95% of the time they don’t answer the phone). Imagine my surprise when they were fiddling around down there doing nothing (aside from ignoring the phone).
They sent somebody up to fix it, but I had to wait 4 hours for the water to heat back up. Aaaah!
Long story short, we’re moving out and not paying to break our lease.
Now where will we go? Well, do you remember how I was talking about how my parents have a 9,000 square foot house? Yep, that’s right…we’re moving in with my parents. Dum-dum-dum!
I’m 30 now, so the thought of moving in with my parent doesn’t really get me all excited, but it’s going to be okay. We’re only planning to stay there for a few months and we will be able to save a ton of money.
Plus this will also help us because of some other stuff we have going on right now, but that’s another post itself.
We are going to be taking very, very little with us to my parent’s house. Most of our stuff will be going into a storage unit until we move out. I’m really hoping that through some miracle we can fit everything into a 10×10 unit to save money. I’ve been looking around online trying to find the best deal I can.
As far as I know, my parents won’t be charging us rent or anything. Of course, we’ll still pay for our own groceries and whatnot. A bonus for them having us move in is that they won’t have to pay somebody to clean their house. Since we’re staying there rent-free, the least I can do is offer free housecleaning. That should save them a couple hundred dollars a month.
Would you ever move back in with your parents (short-term) to save money?