My lease is up in June.
My fiance doesn't live here anymore.
I chickened out of getting a roommate.
It's unwise to stay in this apartment.
The second bedroom is nearly empty. The one piece of furniture in there, a futon, I planned to get rid of anyway. There's a book shelf that could easily fit in my bedroom and a computer desk chair, but no computer desk. And I don't use the second bathroom.
This past weekend (after I managed to get all the braids out, whew, what a job!), I went to the rental office to find out what my options were and I sat there with a pad, pen and their calculator to make sure I got the best deal for me.
Mid-June I will move to a one-bedroom apartment in the same complex. It will save me $90 a month on rent. Hopefully it will save me a little on utilities too -- it shouldn't cost as much to cool or heat a smaller place.
I have to be careful here though. I am alone, so I will likely have to hire some folks to move me (I ain't even TRYING to move any of the furniture). If it winds up costing me as much as I'd save in rent then I may as well stay in this apartment.
So I have to find a way to move super cheaply. I'm thinking of renting a van for the day and hiring some day laborers to do the heavy lifting. I can do everything else myself. I'll also check out some moving companies and see if they do these kinds of moves and how much it might cost.
Any suggestions, let me know.
Tomorrow: #3 -- Use cash, as in folding bills, not the debit card.