Happy New Year!
Over the holidays I came to a decision regarding my move to New Orleans. Originally I figured I would move out of my apartment during April and stay with my mom and her boyfriend until I leave for New Orleans, which I’m hoping will be in early May.
But after talking about it with my mom, I’ve decided to move in with her at the end of February. I’m really excited about it, for several reasons. One, I’ll be saving three months’ rent. Two, it’ll give me that much more time to spend with my family before I move away. And three, it’ll force me to go through my things and get rid of anything I don’t plan to take with me.
Which is pretty much everything except for clothes and shoes. For awhile I was considering getting one of those U-Haul pods and moving all of my stuff down in that. But I redid the numbers a few weeks ago, and a pod would end up costing me $1,700. All of my possessions in my apartment don’t even add up to that! (Which is sad, but that’s what happens when you walk away from a failed marriage with nothing, right?) The only things worth anything are my tv, tv stand, and this…I don’t know what it’s called, like a decorative dresser thing that I have in the living room, and those only cost me a total of $1,200. Oh, I DID pay a lot for my mattress, but Dave has a good one so I’m just going to give mine to my mom, along with the rest of the good stuff.
I do have some kitchen stuff I’d like to keep that Dave doesn’t have, like my ice cream maker and my salad spinner, but it might be cheaper to just buy new ones when I’m down there. I need to look into how much it costs to ship things.
So yeah, I’m really excited. It’s making the move to New Orleans seem much more real – and like it’s happening really really soon! My mom picked up a few boxes for me, so this weekend I’m going to start packing. :-)