Did I Forget to Mention We’re Moving?

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Ok, so I guess I just assumed everyone had been reading my blog posts intently and would know before I posted our moving tips the other day that we are indeed moving… I mean I did mention it in the last paragraph of this post and all. 🙂

But I realize now that that wasn’t the case, as I have had a million people {ok, that’s a little exaggerated} asking me about our move. Believe me, this snuck up on me as much as it did you all!

So why are we moving? Well, our lease was up. And they raised our rent. And we didn’t really want to sign another year lease. And we aren’t quite ready to buy a house…I know, many of you are currently thinking “well, you might as well just buy a house, rates aren’t getting any lower” that might be true but we are on a plan and have been on a plan for the last 5 years and we’re sticking to our plan!

So what’s the plan? We’ve been following Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, which entails 7 baby steps to get into financial shape and we’re currently on Step 2, which is to pay off ALL DEBT. We are so close {like a month or 2 away}. Some of my friends are laughing right now, because I have sent and/or lent this book to multiple people, because it is a life-changer and I may be overly passionate about it. Once we do finally pay off all of our debt I will write an in-depth post on how we did it, but for now I’ll just say we are doing everything we can to get out of debt and then save up for a house! We will actually be moving into the basement of our friend’s new house. It might sound crazy, but we’re excited about it! It saves us a little money, doesn’t lock us into a lease, it’s closer to Claire’s childcare and we’ll be living with some GREAT people. It’s a win. Colin’s also excited to get to help out with some remodeling projects around the house!

The official move day is tomorrow. The U-haul truck is rented and we’ve got friends lined up to help (THANK YOU ALL), and our place currently looks like this…so it’s happening.

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Our life is in boxes right now. This has been a great apartment for the last 3 years. I think I will miss it a little, especially since this was Claire’s first home. But we’re looking forward to our next adventure!

claire-in-boxes Claire-movingWe might just need to keep a few of these boxes around even after we move 😉

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5 thoughts on “Did I Forget to Mention We’re Moving?

  1. MaryBeth

    That is so exciting that you guys are so close to being done with Step #2. I need to buy some of those books to give away and actually replace our copy that never got returned to us. I guess they needed it more than we did. I wish we were closer to being out of #2 but now that we are so much closer than if we never started so we are still just plugging away!

    1. Emily Post author

      Totally, MB! It has felt like we have been trying to pay off our debt forever! But I just keep thinking that there isn’t really any turning back, we’re in much better shape than we would be so we just got to keep plugging away! It will be so worth it!

      1. JOAN WHALEN

        GOOD LUCK with the move, one thing about moving you get rid of “ole stuff” so you can make room for “new stuff” Your doing a great job, keep it up. aunt joan

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