Today is the day that I move out of the house I shared with C and two others, and into a new place. There I will be sharing with a female around my age, and occasionally her two children aged 6 and 8 (she shares custody with her ex).
The room is huge with air con, and after tonight will be full of mismatched furniture. I will gradually replace it with nicer pieces that I am proud of, but at the moment my financial priorities lay elsewhere. I'm excited about having my own space again, so I will still make sure I have a room I can be proud of and not just a place to crash at the end of the day.
My bed needs to be pulled apart still in preparation, and I have to go through the cupboard in my former bedroom where I stored all my small random keepsakes. If the latter doesn't get done tonight that's no big deal, I can take my time. The aim for tonight's move is to get the big pieces moved over – bed, desk, dresser drawers, and recliner. My clothes and most of my other things are bagged up ready for relocation. The bonus of moving into a place where I have a fully furnished living room and kitchen means the amount of stuff I need to move will be minimal. It's nowhere near as complicated as a full house move! [...]