The Move

“It must have gotten lost in the mail…”
“It must have gotten lost in the mail…”

“It must have gotten lost in the mail…”

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Tomorrow is moving day, and we’ve been changing addresses like crazy, which leads us to our next preparation pointer: Make a checklist of all the institutions and organizations that have your address on file. Then let each one of them know that you’ve got a new mailing address. Doing this will take some time, but…
Moving day: T-minus three days…
Moving day: T-minus three days…

Moving day: T-minus three days…

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We apologize for not posting much lately, but this Saturday is moving day, and boy, have we been busy. Shopping for a TV. Shopping for a couch. Packing. Trying to take care of all the tedious, “administrative” stuff. And the list goes on. Here are a couple pointers for ya: 1) Decide exactly how you’ll…
To Move Out, or Not to Move Out, that is the Question
To Move Out, or Not to Move Out, that is the Question

To Move Out, or Not to Move Out, that is the Question

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And what a doosy it is! On one hand, free rent, free electricity, free food! On the other, free phone calls at midnight asking you where you are, who you’re with, and when you plan on returning to the cradle. It may shock you, (or perhaps validate you), but more than ever, young 20-somethings are…
U-Haul, eek, part 2
U-Haul, eek, part 2

U-Haul, eek, part 2

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Well, I now am the proud owner of a 7-year-old peach and beige fabric sofa. How did the move go, you ask? More or less smoothly. Or less. The movers arrived forty-five minutes late and they didn’t have any quilts to cover the sofa with, so I had to improvise with sheets. To be fair,…
Moving and a Shaking( U-haul or I-haul?)
Moving and a Shaking( U-haul or I-haul?)

Moving and a Shaking( U-haul or I-haul?)

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I’ve been looking up moving companies for a week now and have found all these companies with cute-sy allusions to ‘dancing’. There is nothing ‘cute’ about my dad barking in my ears to ‘BEND YOUR KNEES!” But, admittedly, I have enjoyed scanning craigslist to the likes of “Git-R-Done” local moving company and the “I like…
We signed the lease
We signed the lease

We signed the lease

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It sure was nice not to have to spend last weekend looking at apartments. That’s right–we decided to go ahead and take the place in the Mission. In the end, just thinking about passing it up seemed like a bad idea. I mean, the only thing on our wishlist that we didn’t get was guaranteed…
That was fast…
That was fast…

That was fast…

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Jason here. Remember that Mission apartment Jen mentioned on Sunday? The one with the huge garden? Yeah, it’s awesome. It was the first one we looked at, and I don’t think we’re going to find another one that nice (for the price–$1875). It’s one of seven units in an old—but recently remodeled—Victorian house. The unit…
They say money is the root of all evil…
They say money is the root of all evil…

They say money is the root of all evil…

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It’s Jen. I feel like I haven’t sat down at a computer without checking Craigslist in the past four days. Jason and I have pretty much decided that the Mission and Noe Valley will be our target neighboorhoods, the main reasons being that they’re pretty conveniently located to the BART and they’re two of the…
Renovation gamble that paid off
Renovation gamble that paid off

Renovation gamble that paid off

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Our friend Ned reports how he gambled and won in the renovation game. A recent Temple University grad, he is now living in the Society Hill neighborhood in Philadelphia in a totally renovated rental. Here’s how he did it. ”As I watched another open house-attendee write a check for the unit’s deposit, I berated myself…
Recon
Recon

Recon

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Jason here. The apartment hunt officially began this weekend, when Jen and I went up to San Francisco and scouted out a few neighborhoods that we are considering (SOMA, the Mission, and the Castro). We just tried to get the general feeling of the neighborhoods; whether it was fun and safe (will probably have to…