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!
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!