Making a house a home


Moving out is such a massive step and at first seems so scary. However it’s also one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. Especially as it meant moving in with my boyfriend.

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The first piece of advice I can give you is save, save, save! If you’re thinking of renting like I am currently then there is a number of things you will need to pay for, here are the major ones:

  • Deposits
  • Agency Fees
  • First months rent
  • Furniture

And then of course after the initial pay out you will have monthly bills including:

  • Rent
  • Heating
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Council Tax
  • Contents Insurance
  • TV license
  • Wifi (at the moment in the UK you also have to pay for a landline to have wifi)
  • Food and toiletries

We were very lucky to find somewhere within our budget quite quickly. Once we had passed all the referencing we then just needed to wait for our move in date. Whilst we were waiting we made countless trips to Ikea to buy furniture and essentials. A major thing for me was ensuring that the flat felt homely and had both of our styles combined. Luckily when shopping we quickly realised we have really similar taste!

Moving in was when things got tough, of course most our stuff was from Ikea so we then had the fun job of  building all of the furniture. But slowly but surely it began to feel like home. All the little touches are what I feel makes the difference.

Now a year on we are loving living with each other, and still making never ending improvements.  And I could not be happier!

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By |2016-11-29T23:14:43+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments

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