I haven’t made an official post about this… but Justin and I are moving in together! He has until the end of February to move everything and starting March, we’ll be sharing the mortgage payments.
This is a big step. My 876 square feet is feeling a lot squishier than before. Once my parents and friends found out, I got more than a few “how are you two going to fit?” questions. The bedroom, garage, and living room look like a hot mess. The kitchen and office, however, are nice and neat after some intense organization! We’re getting there…slowly but surely.
Now that we have to merge belongings, we have a lot of doubled items. I’m going through every inch of space (and not to mention, junk drawer) to see what I can sell/donate/throw away.
And it’s painful. I know it’ll be worth it in the end… I know that things have to get messy before it gets better. But the process of moving in/out really puts things into perspective. HOW in the world did I amass such a HUGE pile of STUFF?! I don’t want to think about how much money I spent and ultimately wasted. Most of the time I feel like I’m a pretty good shopper. I’m not a hoarder. But the giant pile of trashbags stuffed in my car’s trunk tells me otherwise. Sigh.
It’s so SOBERING. No shopping for me for a while. I’m so happy that we’re making such big changes in our lives…. but OMG. I’m stressed out about the amount of stuff to go through!!