7 Things You Should Not Bring To Your Apartment When Moving In (Single and Living Independently)

Finally you’re moving out from your parents’ home and decided to rent your own place. You are making one of the best decisions in your life especially if you’re already an adult, or considering yourself as one.

According to, an adult is a person who has attained the age of maturity or a person who is fully grown or developed or of age. By this definition, you are obliged to act accordingly and part of being mature is your choices in terms of decorating or styling your own place.

Sorry the house is messy” excuse is no longer applicable.

So long college and welcome to the real world!

Moving in is like entering a relationship, you get too excited that you already have in mind the things you should do or have to make it work.

However, the moving process is not easy as it seems to be.

If you don’t have a concrete and strategised plan for moving, this will be one of the most stressful things you will do. So I am here to help you by suggesting what you should not bring to your apartment unless you’re a pack rat.

These are the things you should just leave at home or should never have in your pad.

Glow in the dark stars

You are no longer a child. You don’t need those glow in the dark things to stare at night before falling asleep. If you find it difficult to sleep, grab your iPad and read emails. For sure in just a matter of minutes you’d be knocked down. But if you really want to have a glowing decor in your room, opt for christmas lights or glowing bottles.

glowing bottles

Prints and posters

I know we all went through the stage we became so fanatic with a celebrity, a singer or a particular band that we collected pictures and posters of them. We filled our room with their faces and dreamt of attending to one of their concerts. Gone are those days and time to make your wall neat and stylish.

Unmade beds

Imagine going home from work and have a sight of your bed unmade. It will surely make you feel so tired and exhausted. After waking up in the morning, make it a habit to make up your bed. They say people who make their beds are more productive and better rested.


Old clothes

Take time to pare down your belongings. Don’t bring clothes that don’t fit. Maybe you’re thinking of losing some pounds but be realistic. Get only those an inch smaller. Leave clothes you no longer want or need. You can have a garage sale days or weeks before moving to your new place.


If you’re a book lover, I understand the desire to bring all of your collections but consider not bringing those you won’t read again or don’t really want around. The same goes for other stuff that are dust collectors.

Fake plants

If you don’t have any real plants in your pad, don’t have any at all. Why? They are dust collectors. If you can’t commit to taking care of your own plants, buy flowers at the same time you do your grocery. You’ll have fresh flowers every week!


Piles of envelopes and mails

I know that documents are important but you only have to bring those that are useful. Old paid billing statements, receipts, et cetera will only occupy space to your already filled up cabinet.

Remember, you are moving to a smaller place than your parents’ house. You cannot bring everything. Get used to being a minimalist.

7 Tips on How to Get More (and Better) Sleep!

Nearly everyone these days has trouble sleeping, whether for medical or personal reasons. All kinds of factors can lead to loss of sleep: from your type of bed to what you ate that day. To help you catch some zzz’s, here are 7 tips on how to get more (and better!) sleep!


Leave the bed for sleeping. Don’t use your bed for surfing the internet, lounging around, or working, it will only make it more difficult to fall asleep when you need to. Instead, only use your bed for when the lights go out, and you will be out like a light!

Need to nap? Try not to nap for any longer than twenty minutes, because after that it will be a lot harder to get up. In fact, try to only nap during the earlier half of the day. This way, you will be energised for the remainder of your day.


Keep the caffeine to a minimum. While caffeine might be crucial to your routine in the morning, cut back on your intake after lunch time. Anything after that might just keep you up all night! Instead, trying drinking a glass of water or two before you head to bed.

Stick to a consistent schedule. Try to fall asleep at the same time and wake up at the same time, or at least sleep for the same amount of time. If you don’t have a sleeping schedule, you will find it harder and harder to sleep when you are supposed to.


Dim the lights for the main event. About two or three hours before your bedtime, dim the lights down a little to prepare your brain for sleep. The lowered lights indicate to the brain to produce hormones to make you real sleepy.

Think about your worries earlier in the day. What keeps most people up at night are the worries of the day, what they need to do, what they forgot to do, etc. Instead of letting your anxieties keep you up all night long, plan a “worry appointment” earlier on in the day, at least a good few hours before you go to sleep. This way, you will sleep softer and sounder.

Still having trouble sleeping? Try the 4-7-8 breathing technique, courtesy of Dr. Andrew Weil, instructional video found here. It’s said to be nature’s natural tranquilizer, used by all sorts of individuals to find balance.

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How to survive Being Married to a Musician

Musicians are pretty hot and we believe that majority of ladies will agree on this. Dating a one, however, or even being married to one come with some specific challenges that only women who are actually being involved with them are familiar with. On the other hand, there are some tips that can help you have a marriage made in heaven, even with one such a hottie. So, if you’re currently feeling unhappy or dubious, make sure to read these, just before you decide to resort to more extreme measures such as trying out local dating behind his back because things can actually work out just fine if you’re wise enough.


Don’t be Jealous

Jealousy, in reasonable extent, of course, can be a great stimulus and spice in any marriage, but we know that ladies who are married to musicians are in somewhat different position since they are probably aware there are lot of gals who are practically throwing themselves at their hubbies – so in their minds, all comes down to this: the more gigs, the more potential troubles he can get in. And even though you might be aware that your spouse is probably nothing like Slash from Guns N’ Roses golden era or that he seldom has an opportunity to get entranced by the sight of bare boobs like it used to happen back in the day on Mötley Crüe concerts, you can’t help but keep imagining just how many bras will eventually reach the stage of a club in the town that he’s currently playing at.

This is perfectly normal but you should still do your best as to restrain from such thoughts, and not even think of mentioning them out loud because the chances are he won’t react so well. Anyways, you should make sure to keep your mind occupied with actual problems because it’s the best way to avoid the trap known as jealousy. After all, he chose to marry you for a reason, and the definition of musician doesn’t include promiscuity by default. Finally, he probably can’t afford himself to lose the focus by looking at girls in the audience all the time since he’s too busy playing or singing.

Further, it’s perfectly normal and even biological the need to look at the people of opposite sex, especially if they’re attractive, but this doesn’t automatically assume that an affair is bound to happen. Admit it, even you occasionally take a look at that handsome guy who comes to your gym or your favorite coffee shop but it’s just because you admire him for being in such great shape. And there’s nothing wrong with it, right?

Be supportive

People who are into music or any type of art actually are deriving their positive energy and satisfaction in general by being able to do something they love, regardless of whether it brings them considerable incomes or they’re doing it just for their soul’s sake. This means that you should be supportive when it comes to a life path that your man has chosen because only then can you expect that he will do the same for you. We’re often forgetting that love is a two-way street and if you’re judging his lifestyle now, even though you were perfectly aware of what you got yourself into the moment the two of you started dating, you should better prepare for quarrels and other negative situations that will most likely become a part of your everyday reality. And this is something that you should avoid at all cost because it could eventually ruin your marriage.

Enjoy your own hobbies and activities

So, his next gig is in Nashville and you live in New York and just so it happens that you can’t tag along because there’s no room on the tour bus, for example. Big deal! After all, there will always be the next gig, and in the meanwhile, you can enjoy some quality time with friends you haven’t seen in a long time, or pamper yourself with spa weekend or something similar. If the two of you have kids, focus on helping them with their homework and arrange various activities that will make your day busy so that you won’t have to lament over the fact that he’s somewhere on the other part of the country while you’re stuck at home.

On the other hand, you can also look at this from a positive side and use it as a God-sent excuse to enjoy some of your own hobbies for a change. Revel in the fact that you don’t have to deal with a long bus drive and finish that poem of yours you started writing a couple of months ago, for instance. Visit your favorite bookstore or buy some new sexy lingerie that will reignite the passion when he comes back from the road. The possibilities are basically countless for you to have a good and quality time while on your own, and deep down you know that we’re right!

Are you married to a musician? How are your experiences so far? We’re dying to hear from you in the comment section below!