When you pay $990 in the 10th most expensive rental market in the country, you get a lot of good things—but you don’t get everything.
I will wake up an hour earlier every day. I will buy fresh flowers every week. I will not archive email on the toilet.
I want to put off the inevitable $25-per-day takeout hole for as long as possible—but I’ve still spent roughly $25 on dinner in the past three days, and I have six days left to go.
It should surprise absolutely nobody that when you type the words “uber for moving” into Google, you get a gob of apps all itching to help you solve that particular problem.
I’m curious whether I should be thinking about these furniture pieces as “for now” pieces or “investment” pieces, so I’d love your thoughts on that. At what point do I start buying items for the rest of my life, for lack of a better phrase?
First, you have to trust that the Craigslist post is real.
The trip did do its job, by the way. I was pretty sure I was going to stay in Seattle as soon as I started seriously looking for apartments here, but spending a few days in Portland pretty much solidified that decision.
I’ll need a lot of stuff to turn this place into a home, and I’ll need to not be afraid about buying it.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from the Seattle apartment hunt, it’s that you can find another place in an afternoon, if you are the first person to the apartment after the listing posts.
One thing became very, very clear during this apartment visit: I don’t really want to move to Portland. How do I know this? Because that was the biggest pro in my pros and cons list.