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11.11.2014

Move in with me.





Hello...wow, it's kinda been a while. Life sometimes gets a little bit too hectic to even manage everything - new job, new friends, new place - almost a new life. In the past 3 months I have managed to completely turn my life upside down and change it again. Stressful? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. Given I have done the biggest thing in my life to date and moved out, I am very excited to share a snippet of my new place. I will be filming a house tour very shortly, but for now - the new place. Homely was the main aim, everything is just so warming and perfect. This isn't a promotion, but BHS has been my absolute saviour. To say their homeware is incredible is an understatement, it is so well priced (hey, I still have clothes to buy) and yet still incredible quality. 

Some tips on taking the plunge?
From my limited experience I would say I have a couple of tips I wouldn't of survived without:

1. Save up before you move out 
I didn't stick to this, I was lucky I had the support and finances from saving that when it came to having to move out I was able to fairly easily. Most places require deposit and rent within the first month, combine that with buying everything for the place and groceries...expensive month. It quickly adds up. 


2. Make it as homely as possible
Limited budget or not, making it homely for me has been the best thing I could of done. Moving out for the first time can be very daunting. Going from a family home to your own place scary. Making it your own and welcoming is the most important. You have to love where you live.

3. Choose the right place
This may not be the advice everyone will follow, but for me I wouldn't of done it any other way. Where I live the rent places are high, unfortunately I have no choice but to stay for work. I chose to spend a little bit more of my wage on somewhere I loved and wanted to be. If you don't do this you will end up being locked into a contract for 6 months minimum usually in a place you hate. Wait until the best place comes along, and it honestly will. I viewed a lot before I settled on one that just felt right. 

4. Discounts, Discounts, Discounts
Boots cards, nectar cards, etc. All provide discounts and various offers. When you're living on your own and your income isn't as expendable as some may wish, you have to notice these. Live within your means. I am guilty of not always doing this, partial to the odd pair of shoes and what not. But I am also very aware of my bank balance. It is important to be when you're paying your own rent. 

Until next time...(it won't take 3 months, promise!)

Kassie xo

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8 comments:

  1. I wish you a good luck in your new life ;)

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  2. what a lovely post! love those pictures!
    your home looks so romantic and lovely!
    Take a look at my blog, we could follow each other as well, what do you think? :) just let me know :)
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    <3

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  3. I love your picture frames You have great decorative taste!
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    ~~Megan~~

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  4. Nice pics! kisses!

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  5. Lovely <3
    wish you a great weekend ahead…
    Borka
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  6. amazing interior!
    xoxo
    Anja
    anjage.blogspot.co.uk

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