A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my daughter who moved recently. While there, I helped her put away some stuff from the move as well as do some cleaning and painting.
July is coming to a close in the next couple of days and August is hot on its heels. That means school will be starting soon and eventually, my yard work will slow down.
Moving out on your own for the first time is exciting. You are in charge of where you live, what your place looks like, and how long you’ll live there.
Where I live, just two days ago we were experiencing some pretty rough winter weather. However, today it was warmer and you’d never have known the storm had ever happened. In fact, the birds were singing earlier reminding me that even warmer days will soon arrive. On the heels of the warm weather will be […]
Hunting for a new place to live takes time but can be kind of fun. I know when my husband and I moved into our first home together we felt excitement and anticipation. We both had new jobs as well as a baby on the way so we definitely had a lot of changes to […]
Now that my husband and I have been living in our house for a little over a month, we’re 95% unpacked and I’m 100% happy here. Every day I wake up excited to be in a house we picked together, our first house as a married couple. Also, having a pool in 110 degree weather […]
I’ve never been much of a Costco or Sam’s Club fan, but my parents love it. They love it so much, they get extra excited when I visit them, because they make me go to Costco with them. They say they like having “someone strong” to help them carry the heavy groceries. I guess I […]
It’s almost over, folks! B and I close on our first home together in slightly over a week, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re staying at my parents’ place until we move and, while they’re great, you just get tired of living out of a suitcase and not being able to order Subscribe and Save […]
As B and I are going through the process of buying our new house, we’ve learned quite a few things along the way. One of the ones we knew all along was, roughly, the budget for our new house. Before even thinking of buying a new house, it’s imperative to look at your finances first. […]
In one of my last posts on Your PF Pro, I summarized what it’s like to sell your house and how to avoid some of the mistakes we made. Now that we’ve (almost) sold our home, we’ve put an offer down on our new home – and it was accepted! A lot of people ask […]
In the past few weeks, I’ve covered how to get moving boxes for free, as well as maybe not spending all your time procuring those boxes (lesson learned!) All that to say: my husband and I are finally selling our home! This is the first time either of us have ever sold a home, so […]
No matter how you feel about your move, moving is a lot of work, and it can be expensive. Even if it’s all DIY, you’ll likely need a dolly (which many people don’t own), and you might need some friends, who you have to pay in pizza and beer. On top of any moving costs […]
As the festivities of the holidays fade away, and credit card bills come due, you may realize that 2016 needs to be a year of saving or dramatically reducing spending.You may have important expenses to save up for, like a wedding or new house, or you may want to buckle down and invest for your […]
This past weekend, I turned into a gardener and laborer. For context, my fiance has a vision and design for our backyard, and we finally have the resources (aka disposable income) to fully redo the backyard and make it an enjoyable space. However, while we have some disposable income for fixing up the backyard, that […]
When my fiance and I started planning our future together, one thing we both agreed on was to sell his current house and buy a house together. While his house is great, we both agree it’s time to move to a better neighborhood and into a house with a pool (almost a must when you […]
Picture a walkable community, where everyone knows each other, people come together for community activities, and neighbors help each other with home projects. This dream is neither a small town nor a cult commune, but rather cohousing, where communities are often located just outside of big cities. In a previous post, we discussed moving abroad […]
My spouse and I bucked the Millennial trend when it came to choosing our living arrangements: at the young age of 22 for me and 25 for him, we bought a house. It’s not that we were ready to settle down, desperate to live in the ‘burbs, or ready to start filling up those 4 […]
It’s amazing how much the prices of items and commodities can vary depending on the region in which you live. The cost of groceries, gasoline, and rent and utilities is highly dependent on geographical location, even within the same country. Knowing that living expenses exist on a scale of least expensive to most expensive begs […]
Even though we’re a ways off from summer, the nice weather here in SoCal makes it feel like summer all year long. For a few years there, I kind of dreaded the beginning of summer because it meant my lease was up and we’d have to move. That was in college though when I was […]
Now that I’m back working my day job, I have a lot less free time in my life. I generally work online for 2-3 hours a night after work and that severely cuts into my TV watching and forces me to be a lot more efficient when it comes to managing my time. So the last thing […]