10 Things I’ve Learned Since Moving Out

learned since moving out

So I’ve officially been in my own apartment for nearly three weeks now and although it’s gone so fast there is so much I have learned since moving out. Having always lived in the same house for 23 years(!!) it was actually quite a big change to deal with however I absolutely love having my own place. I’ve learnt so many little things along the way and I wanted to round them all up for anyone else in a similar situation.

  1. Packing is the worst. I hated packing and I hated unpacking even more! So much so I still have around five boxes full of ‘stuff’ piled up in any spare corner.
  2. Home really is where the wifi connects automatically. For the first three weeks we had no internet connection at all which was so unsettling! Although we quite quickly got used to life without wifi it felt so much more like home the minute it connected.
  3. I love late night baking sessions. There’s something so comforting about putting on the TV and filling your home with the smell of freshly baked treats.
  4. Finding new routines is so fulfilling. One thing I overlooked was settling in to new routines. I absolutely love my mornings since moving out and always use them to my advantage!
  5. I love being the host. Even though I’m actually quite an introvert I love having guests around and being the host. A night filled with good food, your favourite people and not having to make it home after is just perfect.
  6. Sofa dinners, lunches and breakfasts. All meals eaten on the sofa feel like such a guilty pleasure and I can’t get enough.
  7. Cooking is one of my favourite things to do. I love sitting down to plan meals, discover new recipes and experiment with new ideas. It’s definitely my new love and I look forward to it every day.
  8. Creating a new comfort zone is so important. For the first few days I felt so out of place until I made it feel more like home with all of my familiar items. I already have a few favourite corners that I can’t wait to share.
  9. I am obsessed with peonies. I love flowers in general but peonies are currently taking up every shelf in the apartment right now! I wish they would last all year round.
  10. Pinterest is a dream and not the reality. Before moving out I spent hours scrolling through interiors on Pinterest with the hope that my new home would look like that. Although Pinterest is amazing for inspiration it really isn’t the reality just yet and that’s okay.

What have you learned since moving out?

Daisy x

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  • Loved this! Congrats on moving out – I am currently saving to move out with my boyfriend, it’s taking a long time but I am so ready for the big change! Good luck in your new home 🙂
    Gem xxx

    http://www.gemsblogstorey.com

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    Congrats on moving out! I’m still playing the saving game but reading this has given me just the motivation I needed to persist and keep going! I can’t wait to play hostess when I do move out, I totally agree that nothing beats being surrounded by good company and food. Plus YES to not having to worry about getting home!!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

  • Aw how exciting! My boyfriend and I recently moved into our new place and absolutely adore it. I think having your own little routines is so exciting and it makes me feel so grown up haha. Every night we cook dinner together which is really special to me. With that said, I do miss my Dad’s potato bake!

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

  • I’ve loved having my own place and I’m the same with Pinterest – I can’t get enough of looking at all of the amazing interiors ideas on there x

    LuxeStyle

  • the biggest lesson I learned is that i need time to adjust and settle down. I was super disappointed by not having it sooner but I now understand how important is to create your own comfort zone.
    and yes, wifi makes a difference! XD

    x from Italy
    Cate // 35mminstyle.com

  • Omg this post has made me so nostalgic! I used to live away from home but have moved back for the summer and I CANNOT WAIT to move out again!

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie

  • Ahh congrats on moving out lovely! I think I’d be exactly the same with filling my house with peonies. I can’t get enough of them!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

  • I can relate to this so much! Especially sofa meals 😉 Such a good post <3

  • ninegrandstudent

    I can definitely relate – packing is the worst! We’re just getting ready to move flats and I’m hating it!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • How exciting – I hate packing for holiday, god knows what I’ll be like when I move into my own place hahah!

    Lucy | Forever September