This weekend MB and I had the easiest move ever.
In case you’re behind on the trivia that is my life, when we moved to San Francisco, we opted for a furnished studio. It was cheaper and we wouldn’t have to go to the trouble of getting furniture. Our lease was up at the end of December. Quickly we found a place we loved right down the street, but unfortunately didn’t get it.
Luckily however, our landlady had a furnished one bedroom available, which turned out to be bigger than the original place we wanted. Sure, the rent is slightly more, but we don’t have to buy furniture, aside from a bed that we had already ordered.
MB had actually never seen the place but trusted my opinion. I had told him about the big walk-in closet I thought would be perfect for his “studio.” On Saturday our bed was being delivered so he went down to tell the girl cleaning the apartment. The first closet he saw was the one in the hallway, which while bigger than ours, is still small. He actually thought, Is that my studio? Then he found the walk-in closet and was very very pleased.
Oh ye of little faith.
Sunday morning we woke up and I swear it was like Christmas. “Let’s go!” MB said excitedly, grabbed his guitar and some other gear, and hurried downstairs.
Our new place is just one floor down from our old one, so “moving” was throwing stuff in suitcases, bags, and boxes, and taking a few trips up and down. We were done within a couple of hours.
If only all moves were so easy.
Our new place is almost three times the size of our old one. There’s so much space, I don’t even know what to do with it. I put some clothes I don’t wear often in the walk-in, leaving the rest for MB. So the hall closet is half-empty. There’s even room in the foyer for a small shoe rack. And there’s a perfect space in the living room for our keyboard. We just need a piano bench now.
The only drawbacks are a small kitchen, which you can’t really get away from in the city; we face the street so will have some traffic noise (but the bedroom is towards the back and closing the sliding doors helps); and something’s up with the cable, but that may be a blessing in disguise.
But no matter how much I love this place, I still need to get my ass out and to the gym.