Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I've moved!

No, not the blog. For real!
I've moved out of the shared flat. This was kind of a big step for me, because I'd lived in shared flats for almost 12 years. Never in my life did I live alone and now I have my very own flat! While this might be so very boring for most people, for me it was and still is very exciting. The first few nights alone in the flat I was even scared. But now this new place is home to me. I feel very good here.

That shared flat was the first flat in which I had my own furniture, so this was my first time moving with furniture. I wouldn't have expected it to be so different. But of course, this move was very different. Before I would move via the tram, just carrying my stuff in a few bags and small boxes. Maybe going back and forth a few times, but it wasn't a lot of work. But this time... so much stuff! 12 years ago I moved out of my parents' house with only one bag and now I have tons of stuff. Wow. Just wow.

Packing was the weirdest thing. It didn't seem much work at first, but the stuff didn't seem to become less while I packed. I packed and packed and it seemed to become more! So I packed even more and at some point the stuff seemed to disappear before my eyes. Very weird.

Also, all this good advice to moving. Very well-meant and absolutely right. But how to follow the advice? For example I was told not to pack boxes full of books, because the box would be too heavy then. Seems logical and okay to do. But no! I realized I only own books and few other, not heavy things. It was really hard to fill up half full boxes with light stuff. Mostly, I didn't succeed and the boxes were quite heavy then.
And so many more books to go!
But the move was over quickly by the help of friends and the Auction Winner, who drove the moving van. I was really glad when all my stuff was in the new flat. At first, my bed wasn't reassembled and I had to sleep on the floor on a futon. Probably didn't help with the scary first few nights.

By now I've put a month of work a quite a bit of money into my flat and now it's my new home. I love it here! Living alone has its pros and cons, but overall I love it. I feel very safe and happy here.

Living alone is a great experience and everybody should totally do that at least once in their lives!


  1. My sis lives alone. She purchased a house at the end of 2012 or was it 2013... I can't remember. She absolutely loves living alone. I think I would love it too. But being married we both can't have our very own apartments. The book thing I had to learn the hard way. My first time moving into my own place I thought the bigger the box the better. Less hauls down to the truck and such. One box I could hardly lift and split at the seams showering my stairwell with several pounds of books. Luckily no one was caught in the down pour. When you have a moment would you email me your updated address so I may send you a housewarming?

    1. Wow, your own house! I cannot imagine how that would feel like. I live in a flat with 2 rooms and a big kitchen. But a whole house... what does she do with all those rooms?
      Did you never live alone? Well, leaving your marriage just for this experience might not be worth it. ;-)
      In the end, I got all the big boxes filled, though some were really heavy and needed two people to carry. One small box I filled only with books and us girls couldn't carry it. Lifting it was okay, but carrying it the whole way... no. ^^
      I emailed you my address, thank you! :-D

  2. I remember when me and my husband moves in our very first flat. The flat was dirty and I guess we only got, because noone else wanted it (we could only prove secure finances for one year aka the scholarship my husband received when went to a German university for a year), but we loved it, because it was so much different from living with our families, so much more free :3

    Awesome that you feel so good living in that apartment! I never had the chance to live all by myself, but I agree that it must be a really good experience for oneself!

    1. The first place I lived in was a shared flat and it was very dirty and very run down. But cheap, so I took it. I had just moved out of my parents' house and didn't mind the dirt as long as I could stay away from my parents. ^^

      But with more money in hand a better flat is possible and I'm glad to have it now. :-)