We have moved!

new home label

Saturday was moving day and today was finding-somewhere-to-put-everything-day. I’m not sure which day was more challenging, but I am glad that it’s all over.
So far we have saved quite a bit of money when moving. My work has a Transit van that employees can use which is really convenient and saved us a whole load of cash. I collected a double bed for £70 from just a couple of streets away from my old home, after work on Friday and we both went to collect a sofa bed costing £60 from near Wakefield on Saturday morning. Both were found on Gumtree. Last week we picked up a wardrobe from the other side of Leeds for £80. All weren’t as cheap as I first hoped they would be, but after 5 weeks of watching and bidding on items on eBay and contacting people on Gumtree it came apparent that the prices we paid were below average. A friend gave us a mattress that was pretty much brand new which saved us the £260 we planned to spend on an Ikea mattress.
It took 2 van loads and a 1 car (I have a big Renault Kangoo) to move all our stuff. The boxes and bags stacked high in the front room and it was daunting to think about where it would all go. But we are nearly there. Under the bed is squashed with camping gear, storage boxes, and suitcases filled with summer clothes in order to utilize the small amount of space we have.
Yesterday morning we woke up to bright sunshine and distant rain showers. Just look at the views from our windows!

rainbow over trees and garden 
green house in a garden
vegetable patch

The gardens belong to the landlord but we have full access to them and they are letting us have a little area to plant some vegetables. Oh, and we get to play on the trampoline! Whoop whoop! The ferrets have a great view from their cage and they will soon have a big run to play around in. We are very excited!

So this is it; the start of it all. And I can’t bloody wait!

PS. There was a massive downpour about 
an hour after these pics were taken!

By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.

  • Anonymous

    Well done and good luck and happiness in your new home! It's worth sticking to your frugal plans to reach your goals. We are doing the same thing…. it's often hard but reading blogs like yours keep me inspired:-)

  • "Welcome to your new home!"
    And well done on getting all your stuff pretty much sorted already. Your views are fabulous!

  • Good luck in your new home- interesting views from your windows

  • Thanks very much 🙂

  • Thanks! Aren't they just? From the other window we look over rolling hills with cows and red kites soaring above!

  • Ahh thanks so nice of you to say- I hope I can provide some inspiration for you. There are some great frugal and money saving bogs about and they certainly are helping me to stay inspired and keep motivated 🙂

  • Welcome to your new home!

  • http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24757144 great tips on money saving on your heating x

  • congratulations this looks so gorgeous!!!


  • Thank you x

  • Ahh thanks! x