As you can see, it checked off all my boxes, except the w/d situation. But it won't kill me to walk to a different floor for laundry... small sacrifice. I knew I wanted a rent-controlled place, especially living alone! I know I'll be paying the same exact amount every single month since utilities are also included, which I love. Outside of security, parking, and natural light, most of the other things on my list were just really big wants that I wasn't sure I could find in one space. I also definitely had that "aha!" moment walking into it. It just felt like home, and when I brought my brother there to measure the space, he made the same comment. So, I said, "YES TO THE...APARTMENT." The building manager was also very friendly and organized (love) and lives in the building, along with the maintenance staff, which to be honest, makes a huge difference.
I'll definitely be sharing more of this process with you all! With another month left, I'm getting all my furniture ready to go first. I only have bedroom furniture since I've been living with roommates the past four years and never needed other furniture. So there's a lot to collect! Since I'll have a moving truck either way, I'd rather order things to my parents house instead of going through the hassle of getting deliveries to an apartment once I'm moved in.
I'm 100% one of those people who needs to feel settled and be unpacked and organized within the first or second day of moving. SO. I want to get as much as possible now... another also....furniture can take weeks to ship, so that too. I'll be going for a (surprise surprise) modern mid-century look, with 80's details here and there too. Below is my current furniture/big item check-list. This doesn't include all the little details/decor, which I'll figure out more as everything is set up. I've also been carefully measuring everything and mocking up rooms, so nobody freak out that I'm purchasing before moving, ok? Some items I already have hiding in the basement. It’ll be so nice to finally give them a home!