You may of noticed I have been a bit MIA recently, especially with my blog. It’s taken a bit of a back hand, but that because, I’ve moved out!
If you follow me on social media you will know that I have been in the process of moving out from my mum’s house, which I have lived in for over 10 years, into a new property with my boyfriend.
Myself and Ryan have been together now for nearly 7 years, we met when we were 16/17 and everything has been so good in our relationship, that when we had finally saved enough money, we decided to go house hunting and purchase our first property together.
First things first, when your house hunting you need to settle on a budget or how much you want the property to be. Normally when bidding on a property, you will always bid a low price first and work your way up to your budget. Hopefully the owners will accept your offer lower that your actual budget.
You always have to make sure you remember the fees in your budget. When Ryan and I were going through this process, we knew roughly how much the fees were for solicitors, surveys, mortgage advisor etc, but there was always something else that propped up that we had to pay for. So just try to budget well and even give yourself a little leeway for the things that might just prop up.
The process was long. I’m not going to paint it with fairy dust or get your hopes up (sorry!) It was really long…well it felt it anyway. I found myself always thinking about it, it was always on my mind, what was going to happen next or what we needed to sign next. It will suddenly all be go go go for a good couple of months, which will be mainly sorting paperwork and the legal stuff out. Then once you’ve changed and picked a date to move- it suddenly all stops and you’re just waiting for that date. Move in time!
Now because I was living with my mum, I only had ONE room to pack, and I really enjoyed it. Obviously the process would have been 10x harder if you were packing a whole house up, I couldn’t even imagine it. I reckon I packed my whole room up within a week but I had stopped and started a few times so I could of done it in a couple of days if I had too.
GETTING THE KEYS
Getting the keys was one of the best days of my life. We had been waiting for this day for so LONG and the day had finally come that we were able to step into our flat and think ‘This is ours’
It was such an exciting feeling walking into the estate agents and ask for our new set of keys, and the feeling of unlocking the door and stepping in for the first time was magical.
I loved this whole process, yes it was stressful but I also loved every minute, unpacking boxes and deciding where things were going to go and be placed. We’ve only been in for not even a whole month, and we have lots still to get and do – but we have the main stuff unpacked and tidied away and I couldnt be happier with how it is looking already.
FEELING LIKE HOME
Is it starting to feel like home? Yes. BUT at the beginning when we just moved in, it didn’t really feel like home, it just felt like were on holiday – which was lovely too. But I am so happy its feeling like home now and I can’t wait to get in from work and I just loveeeeeee being at home.
Do I miss home?(back at mums) I miss my mum, of course! And Wilma too, but it is so lovely having our own space. I know my mum is happy too, she loves her own space! It was very weird at first but were both getting used to it slowly. I am only down the road from mum so I don’t have far to go if I want to see her and Wilma at any time.
I think he best thing about moving house, is definitely making it your own, buying accessories and decorating it how you want, I have been absolutely love doing that and I think I will be doing it for as long as I have a home! Also Ryan and I having our own space, it’s the next step in our relationship and Can’t wait for what the future brings.
Love always, G x