Moving out: 1 month on

Moving out: 1 month on | Joseph BurrowsAs I write this post I am sat in my lounge, sat on one of our sofas underneath a duvet. Gilmore Girls is on TV for the 50th time and candles and fairy lights are twinkling away in the fireplace opposite me. It’s cosy, it’s relaxing, and it’s my home.

One month ago today we were about to spend our first night in the flat. We ordered a Chinese takeaway which we ate off of boxes and watched TV on a half-built cabinet. One month ago I was about to take the biggest step of my adult life. It was exciting, daunting, and incredibly scary.

We weren’t originally planning on moving until the New Year. We were going to take it slow, look around and take our time. Instead we instantly found our perfect flat, we paid our deposit immediately and all of a sudden we were on countdown to moving day.

I’d never moved away from home before, so it was safe to say that I was kinda shitting myself.

We had budgets to work out, a whole flat’s worth of furniture to buy, three Ikea trips to make and bills to sort out. Plus, we were moving at the beginning of December so we also had Christmas to tackle at the same time. I was worried about every little detail – that there’d be a bill that we couldn’t afford, that the cat would ruin the flat, or that I’d simply not like moving out.

But we did it.

In fact, we did a pretty amazing job of it. We bought some amazing furniture, all of which was delivered on moving day. All the bills were sorted and budgets were allocated. We only had to go three days without internet. Yep, only three days. Everything was perfect (minus the 20 minutes I got trapped down a corridor behind two boxed sofas and couldn’t get out) and I’ve loved every minute of it so far.

Moving out: 1 month on | Joseph Burrows

This month has been one of the most liberating of my life. I’ve been allowed to live how want to, rather than by someone else’s standards and rules. I’ve been able to decorate how I want to, and I’ve gotta say that the flat looks uh-mazing. And the best bit? I’ve got my favourite person in the whole world alongside me to share in this amazing experience.

One month ago I was about to embark on a new adventure. I never realised it would make me this happy.

  • Joe!!!! I love this so much. I am so happy that everything worked out perfectly for the both of you and your flat looks amazing. This is the start of your new adventure and moving out is AWESOME. Super excited to see all your flat additions and hear your stories.

    Hope 2018 is the best year yet Joe, you 100% deserve it

    Abi | abistreetx

    • Aww Abi thank you so so much! It’s just so amazing to have a space which is actually ours and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for us – exciting times!!

      Joe x

  • Okay, this is so freakin’ cute. I am so happy for you and Rhianna! From what I’ve seen on Insta and what not, the flat looks amazing so far. I hope y’all have the BEST 2018 in your little home together!

    • Thank you so much Katy! We’re loving life right now and the flat is so cute and amazing and god life is just amazing right now! 2018 is going to be such an exciting year, I can’t wait!

      Joe x

  • Becky B

    Can not believe it’s been a month already?! I haven’t got home envy in the slightest! I’m now a year in from owning my home but only four months in actually living in it and it’s… different and most certainly cold. Great post!


    • I know, it’s flown by! Wow, you’ve not been in long considering how long you’ve owned for – we’re definitely a few years away from being able to buy!
      I can sympathise with the heat, our flat is all electric fan heaters which cost a fortune to run so we’re all about the layers and blankets this winter.


  • As if its been a month already! How is it even 2018? I love how you’ve made it so cosy already though, give it a few more months and you’ll be all settled in. I can guarantee there’ll be that one box that won’t ever get unpacked!

    • I know, where does the time go!? We’ve already abandoned the spare room and we’re doing our best to ignore the couple of boxes in there that need unpacking – ooops!


  • So happy for you both! I can’t believe it’s been a month already, though. Where does the time go?! x x