..Ok. Maybe that’s me being dramatic.
What couple decides to move to a new apartment two months before they get married?? Us.
Yes, sir. We are moving to a new apartment in two weeks. It all kind of happened pretty quickly. We were toying with the idea in January.. and started looking at subletting our place.
Turns out.. it was pretty easy to do. We had it covered in under a week after posting ads to Domu, Hotpads, etc.
Soo.. then we had to really get moving and find a new place to live.
We’ve gone about finding apartments both ways: using a apartment-finder service.. and hitting the concrete and looking ourselves.
I’d have to say, we’ve had better luck when we’ve gone to look on our own.
I think it is just a matter of narrowing down what area/type of place/price point you want. With the apartment-finder service (at least with our experience).. I feel like they kind of show you whatever they think you’ll sign for fastest (because they get a cut of the first month’s rent).
We found our new place pretty quickly.. and through Craigslist, actually. I was a tad nervous doing that, but the management company is great, the price was right and it is in a great area!
We are moving from Lincoln Park to Lincoln Park East (which is technically the same neighborhood). We are closer to the Lake, Lincoln Park Zoo, farmer’s market (SCORE!) and a 3 minute walk from the grocery.
Granted, we are moving from a two-bedroom to a one-bedroom.. but it ends up being more “living” space. Our living room and kitchen are much more spacious and upgraded. And, at this point in our lives.. we just don’t need the second bedroom. The whole saving money on rent thing doesn’t hurt either..
The next couple of weeks are going to be nuts!! I have my bachelorette party next weekend. Bridal showers and moving are going to take up a lot of time, too. Hopefully we have time to unpack. :)