Things I didn't expect when moving out! ♥


Moving out of my parents house was probably the biggest decision I've made in my 20's (so far, I'm only 24!). A lot of my friends moved out when they were quite young and I'd always felt a little left behind but in April last year,  I finally made the decision and rented my first place!

Now at first the idea of my own little place was of course amazing and it seemed like everyday I found myself browsing the Internet for furniture and any little novelty thing I could buy to make it feel more like home. But after a few weeks of being in the flat, I noticed that I was starting to get very house proud but in a very boring and miserable way. Sort of like I was a younger version of Mrs Bucket. Of course I thought it would be funny to write a list of things I've noticed and hopefully for those who have moved out, will agree.


1. You get excited over new fabric conditioners for your clothes and choosing one is a good five minute job in the middle of the Asda aisle. Lenor Infusions in Gold Orchid is definitely my favourite at the moment.

2. Cleaning your small childhood bedroom does not prepare you for cleaning a three bedroom house. I have no idea how my house gets so dusty and so quick!

3. I'm amazing at Ikea flat pack furniture. Give me a screwdriver and half an hour and I'll knock you up a wardrobe no problem.

4. Like fabric conditioners, candle scents are also important and every surface in my living room needs to covered with at least 2 candles. 

5. I enjoy going furniture shopping. I have to go at least once a week, just to look around the showrooms and to pick up ideas. Never to actually buy anything but to just dream that my house could look that nice.

6. I also enjoy going food shopping. Before it was just getting what I need but now I take my time to get all my ingredients because I now consider myself the next Jamie Oliver.

7. I also now consider myself a qualified Interior Designer and I know exactly where the coffee table in the Living Room looks best.

8. Instead of the hiding in the room sulking like a teenager because your dreaded aunt has popped round, you now want people to come round and visit.

9. I am terrible at managing my money. Paying rent is boring! I'd rather spend it on new clothes or maybe that new bed spread I've been eyeing up from Next!

9. Pinterest and Tumblr are now my new best friends when it comes to decorating/designing. If they can do it, so can I!

10. Neighbourhood watch is a big concern for me. Any little noise and I'm up the curtains checking it out!

11. I hate washing up. But doesn't everyone though?

12. If I had a pound for every pair of odd socks we have, I'd be able to buy a bigger house.

13. I don't like gardening. It's Winter and the lawn has been covered in snow for the past few days but I already know I'm not going to like it. 

14. I love coming back from work and locking myself into my blogging room for a few hours like a little hermit. I really have learnt to appreciate my own time.

15. Finding something to watch that we both will like is a lot harder than it sounds. The fight for the remote though is worse.

Is there anything else you've noticed in your own home?
Let me know in the comments below! 



  1. This is such a nice post! Sounds like you are your boyfriend are really happy in your place :) xx

    Abi |

    1. Thank you :) We are! I'm sure you'll be the same when you move into your house with your friend :) xo

  2. This is such a cute post! I dream of the days of my own little place to decorate via my pinterest inspirations! :)

    1. Thank you :) Beware though because Pinterest came become very addictive! haha xo

  3. Aww I love this post! I can definitely relate!! So cute :)