Monday, 31 December 2007

The Move - 4 Days And Counting

I’m moving on Friday the 4th of January, so this years New Years festivities will be cancelled for me this year. I had two offers, one in the Blue Mountains, which would have been lovely, but would have meant virtually a whole day away from home when I need as much time as possible to sort and de-junk this place. I've been procrastinating badly the past few days due to the heat so really need to get stuck into it or I won’t be ready in time.

The other offer was for a party in Double Bay, with great Harbour views for the fireworks, but getting there and back tonight would have been a very costly nightmare, and would have also taken hours, and I’d rather put the money towards paying the movers and cleaners.

Moving is such a costly exercise. Sure you can save costs doing a lot of it yourself, but due to my circumstances I have to pay professionals to do pretty much all of it this time around, and to be honest, at this point I really see it as something I can throw money at to make the hassle go away.

I was expecting some cash at Christmas that didn't eventuate this year, which I shouldn't have counted on but I foolishly did. So the poor card is taking a beating until payday this month (and until I get my bond back from this place), but it has to be done, as I have to be out by the 7th.

Once I’m in the new place on Friday night though, let the frugality and debt reduction recommence in earnest. First thing will be to get my $1000 emergency fund fully restocked plus 10% (a total of $1100) so any future issues can be managed with cash.

I’ll celebrate my own personal New Years on Saturday the 5th, have my first guests over at the new place.

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11 comments:

  1. Good luck with your move, I hope it all goes well.
    Happy 2008 and thanks for all your support this year:)

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  2. Thank you so much! Here's hoping 2008 gets us all where we want to be by the end of it eh? :-)

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  3. Good luck with your move!

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  4. two very nice offers for New Years, I fell asleep on the lounge, must be getting old I think lol!
    One good thing with moving is the chance to toss out old 'stuff' and start afresh, hope it all goes smoothly.

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  5. God Bless in 2008...

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  6. Anonymous3/1/08 08:17

    Good luck with your move! Happy New Year to you.

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  7. Good luck and happy new year!!

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  8. I hope that your move goes fine.

    Good luck and God Bless

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  9. how is the move going? I guess your surrounded by boxes of stuff by now and unpacking furiously!

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  10. I thought I'd check in to see how the move is going. No pressure to respond anytime soon - I know you must be busy. It took me a while to get back into the groove after my move. I hope it's going well though and good luck!

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  11. I also moved house recently. One of the things that surprise me was that some of the boxes I found during the packing up phases was from the previous move, we simply forgot to unpack it and was left sitting in the shed for 2 years!

    Good luck with the move and 2008!

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