The Moving Series: Bonus Post!

Surprise! I’m back with a bonus post for The Moving Series! I know, I’m too good to you.

I thought it would be nice to share a few pictures of my wonderful new home and some of the challenges we faced over the first full week living there. Right off the bat, I just want to say that I adore my house and it’s really starting to feel like a home 🙂 We have most of the boxes unpacked and now I’m in the stage or finding places to store all of my crap treasures.

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The pictures are pretty crappy but I wasn’t too concerned with taking them at the time! Hopefully, you can see the diamond in the rough that is our clean, bare walls; a blank canvas if you will, for us to make our own. Oh and so much storage!!

So Much Storage!
So Much Storage!

The actual moving day went very well considering it was Friday the 13th! I got up super early and headed round to do an initial deep clean. Without going into too much detail, the place wasn’t exactly spick and span before I got there. Note to all of the sellers out there: Please clean your bathroom and fridge before you leave! It’s only common courtesy guys.

So after a tonne of dry-heaving and exclamations of disgust, the house was move-inable. Ian finally emerged from his post night shift haze and made his leisurely way round with what would be 1/16th of our stuff. The rest of the day was spend driving back and forward to the flat with 2 cars and a transit van to transport the masses of stuff we have accumulated from 1 year of living together.

So, apart from the cleaning hurdles what other challenges have we encountered in our first 7 days? Well, top of the list if the abysmal shower pressure. I can’t express my hatred for the shower. Pure. Hate. To even speak of water pressure is laughable as it feels like a toddler is taking a light pee down on your head. This does not make a shower. So for the time-being we have a jug residing in the bath to assist with rinsing.

Another more personal challenge would be the amount of *shudder* spiders we have had to deal with. I know a lot of people really don’t like spiders, and some really do have a phobia, but I honestly believe my phobia verges on hysteria. Even typing this paragraph makes me feel anxious and I have broken out in Goosebumps. I’ll keep it short to preserve my sanity, but a good chunk of my Friday night was spent screaming in a cupboard as Ian begged me to calm down. It wasn’t pretty.

There are a few things which don’t quite work yet, like the aerial for the TV, but these can be fixed in due course. In the meantime I will be heavily involved with Netflix and plan on starting a semi-serious relationship with Arrested Development.

I have so many plans for all this space and I hope to share all of he *cough* improvements with you on this here blog 🙂 Get ready for some major DIY’s people!

 

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