Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Apartment!!

Yesterday was the big day for moving into the new apartment! I spent the entire day moving and transporting and packing/unpacking from my old apartment to my new apartment within the city.

Everything went fairly smoothly. There were a few mishaps along the way like boxes breaking open, handles being pulled off items and boxsprings not being able to make it up to the bedrooms due to tight corners, but all-in-all it went very well. I still am living out of boxes and some of my larger items like my dresser, bookcase and desk are still in the living room waiting to be moved upstairs to my bedroom. And I completely forgot that my new bedroom has 2 large (about 8' high) full-length mirrored closet doors - and a full-length mirror is certainly something every girl needs! (I have a cheap one I bought at Target a few years ago for $10 but I think I will keep it for future places that might not have pre-installed full-length mirrors.)

How much did the move cost me?

Breakfast with new roommate & friends, $2.86
Went to Einstein Bros. Bagels... yum! (I had a large honey whole wheat with cream cheese)

7-11 to buy some VitaminWater for myself & friends, $5.57

U-haul Rental, $81.49
This was split with one of my roommates since the other moved from farther away and rented his own U-haul, so I paid $40.00 ($30/day + $0.99/mile @ 32 miles + $14 insurance + taxes) - this was by far the priciest part of the move and it wasn't expensive at all!

Dinner for a friend who helped us move, $10
Split with same roommate above, so I paid $15 total for my dinner out

Total Moving Costs: $63.25 (I can't believe the whole move cost me less than $100! I was $32.75 under my budget for moving costs!)

Now the big question is... how do I avoid going to the mall across the street all the time?! Oh Nordstrom, you are already calling my name! :)


Anonymous August 10, 2008 at 12:57 PM  

No, no sales besides the one I mentioned. I think things might be cheaper here in Texas (not sure though). Also, I hear Ulta has smashbox coupons quite often so get on their mailing list! (I guess you guys have Ulta in CA?)

Sounds like your move went well. I move Labor day weekend so we'll see how it goes!

e. August 11, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

Nordstrom across the street?! That is pure evil. Good luck! Glad the move went well! e.

Small Budget, Big Style Chick August 11, 2008 at 9:43 PM  

To avoid spending money when I know I shouldn't, I just carry around my ID and a small amount of cash and leave my debit/credit cards. Just do that if you find yourself in Nordstrom too often...but window shopping is free
:- )

YBP August 14, 2008 at 9:03 PM  

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