- Le Corbusier
I’m happy to report we survived #movingweek. Husband took off work on Monday to begin moving stuff into storage. I left work early on Wednesday evening to continue packing and cleaning. A few friends came over on Wednesday and Thursday night to help move all the big stuff. And all day Friday, Husband moved stuff into our new place with the help of Jackson while my mom and I cleaned the entire condo. Needless to say, when it was all over, we felt on top of the world, and to celebrate, we went to Calgary Court to indulge in some of our favourite Chinese food.
We moved into a little studio apartment with tall windows, high ceilings, and big dreams. There are only two doors: the entrance/exit and bathroom. The kitchen, living room, and bedroom are combined into one big room, and although it’s quite the downsizing, we absolutely love our new space. Best of all, it’s located in the heart of Inglewood, a community we’ve grown to love over the last few years.
We spent the rest of the weekend unpacking and making several trips to Ikea. We sold a bunch of our furniture and used that money to purchase new furniture. Some would consider this a waste of money, but that’s the cost of moving around when you’re young. We’re not quite ready to settle down and live in a big house with expensive furniture. Instead, we’ve having fun buying disposable furniture, experimenting and adjusting to our own tastes and our new space.
On a similar note, I’ve been thinking a lot about how stability is much more favorable, but every now and then, it’s good to shake things up. The decision to move wasn’t easy, because we were so comfortable where we were, but once the disappointment passed and the excitement kicked it, we knew we had made the right decision. I realize this is the only time in our life to rent, move around, and try out different spaces (refer to this post). Once we buy a house, we’ll be locked down for a number of years, so this short time in our life has been a good opportunity for us to enjoy condo living and, for the next year, studio living.
We’re still unpacking and settling in, but I hope to share some pictures later this month. Thank you to all our awesome friends who helped us move and thank you to those who offered a hand. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Here’s to making new memories with my love.