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 Dictionary.com, 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“Sorry the house is messy” excuse is no longer applicable.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.