Moving on out.

So as you may (or may not) know, Matt and I are planning on moving out of our respective parents’ houses soon and in with each other (squee!). Now for me, this is huge. Because not only am I moving in with my boyfriend, but because I’m moving out of my parent’s house where I’ve been residing the past two years since I graduated college… huge I tell you. Now I love my parents and cannot even begin to express how grateful I am that they took me back in and have basically given me access to anything (food, laundry, car washes, etc) since coming home, but at the same time, I want to do it on my own now. My senior year of college was awesome, I was in an on campus apartment with three friends and I cooked for myself, cleaned, did my laundry…hello independence (minus the bill paying part). So moving back home and staying there for so long has been sort of a trip and I’m getting antsy.

But then again, at the same time, I’m freaked out. What if moving out is a dumb idea? What if we should wait until we have more money? What if we have to live off of Ramen noodles for a month? What if we get an evil landlord? What if it’s a bad idea to blow money on rent when we could save it for a house? What if, what if what if? So many to think about.

But we want to do it. We want to test the murky waters of housing in California and see what the real estate/apartment gods hand down to us and I think we’re ready (despite all my “what if” concerns).

We already have some donated furniture (seriously, our friends are awesome) and random odds and ends to somewhat furnish a place so that’s not a huge deal. However I do still want your advice/suggestions/anecdotes/whatever you’d like to tell me:

What tips do you have for moving out? Anything about moving in with a bf/gf? What to look for when surveying places? Where to go to get cheap (but still sort of cute) looking stuff to fill said apartment? 101 Ramen recipes, haha?

I’ll take anything and everything you’ve got. I want to hear it all. You rock. :)

happy thursday!