Apartment Acquired!

When I accepted the new job just two weeks ago, I was stressed. I cried a couple times just from being overwhelmed. I yelled at my mom, for no reason. And shut myself in my apartment and refused to deal with the things necessary. Because that helps usually, right??

So after the initial shock sank in, I made a list of everything that needed to get done before the move.

My progress:
1. Quit my current job
2. Sublet my current apartment
3. Sell all my furniture
4. Find an apartment in NYC
5. Sell my car
6. Pack everything I own
7. MOVE

Kids, we are almost there. Crossing off number four yesterday was the best part. I heard NYC was a bitch to find a place, but I really didn’t know what that meant. I mean, DC is a pain to find the right place too. BUT here, there are no Brokers, and you just have to do all the work yourself. In NYC, Criagslist is almost pointless because even though it says ‘NO BROKER FEE’ it doesn’t really mean it. And who really wants to pay 15% of your lease amount? eff that.

So everyday, all day, I scoured Craigslist. I didn’t work. I just sat at work looking at listings. Good thing I already quit my job, or else I would have been fired. I knew WHERE I wanted to live, but finding the place while in DC was the hard part.

Luckily, I have friends up there that I trust, and can look at places for me. After more than 20 pictures, I asked “would you live there?” and with her response being “yes!! it is perfect!” I applied.

So now, I need to figure out how to move my whole life that has been comfortable in over 900 SF into a studio that is around 300 SF. Hence, the sell all my furniture item up there.

Here is a little peep:

It’s getting real guys. 

4 Comment

  1. WOWZA 300 sf is a squeeze! Looks like an amazing neighborhood though. Love the street – good luck with the packing!

  2. Congratulations, wishing you happiness in your new place!

    When my BFF moved from Brooklyn to the Philip Starcke building, she moved in with her boyfriend and it was a smaller space. It's amazing what they sell as space maximizers! Good luck fitting it all.

  3. You are living the dream. And you've gotten so much done in just 2 weeks! Good for you, girl.

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