home, sweet precious home.

I can't wait to move out. It's what keeps me going through eight hour shifts from hell on a rainy Sunday afternoon when everyone and their mother (and their sister and their cousin and their screaming toddler) has decided to spend the day traipsing around the store. I'm desperate for a place of my own. Not necessarily on my own, if you know what I mean, because there's no way I'm going to be able to afford that in the next twenty years. But away from family. Away from my safe zone. As crazy as it sounds, I want to worry about grocery shopping and electricity bills and whether I put the rubbish out. I want a place to decorate however I please.

My obsession with moving out is getting so bad that I have actually started stockpiling furniture and whatnot for my new place. Last month I bought glassware. Glassware! Well, okay, they were mason jars, but they're literally still in their box at the top of my wardrobe, waiting to be put in a new home. I recently bought an apron. It's beautifully coloured, and will look lovely in contrast to my white, white kitchen. I'm honestly considering buying my bed next time it's on sale and leaving it inside its box in the garage. I have started budgeting and buying my own groceries and planning for the future. Planning! For the future! Me!!!! Never thought I'd be at this stage in my life, to be honest.

Here's a bunch of Ikea products that I plan to own sometime in the future. I promise they don't pay me for these posts. You all know I'm Ikea mad anyway. :)



I've talked to a few friends of mine and they plan to stay with their parents for as long as they can. I guess it's different here in Australia because it seems like elsewhere kids seem to move out when they go to university/college/whatever. That's not really a thing here. Or at least not as much.

Thoughts?

16 comments:

  1. So proud of you Dinah!!! :) I can't wait to move out either waaaa

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  2. I don't really see the charm in staying with your parents for as long as you can, it's so nice to be independent! It's actually one of my worst fears to be like 30 and still live at home :p Being at my dorm 5 days a week, sort of feels like living by myself already anyway, I wouldn't be able to give it up anymore... Like when I'm home for the summer, I'm basically over it in a month and just want to be by myself (not that there's anything wrong with my home, you just get used to it really easily).. When I graduate I suppose I will move back until I get a job and maybe save some money, but when I do, I'll be gone for good :)

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  3. Haha is your entire place going to be all Ikea furniture? =P
    That table lamp looks cool, I've never seen anything like it...
    I can't believe you're already planning, I feel olddddd. But good job for being independent and smart and organised (Y)

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  4. (Y) to an apartment in london, yes? with jacky? and sabine next door? I LIKE THIS PLAN ALREADY.

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  5. i used to be scared of still being at home when i'm 30, but i think my need to GET OUT overwhelms any difficulty i will have with leaving. how is dorm living, by the way? you go home on weekends?!

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  6. sometimes i think we are the same person hahahahaha <3 YAY FOR THE SEWING MACHINE. Have you used it? I used to occasionally fiddle with my mum's but gave up after realising that i'm far too impatient to make things properly. (see also: previous post, LOL) congrats for you!! i really wish i had solid plans like that. i feel like i need to figure out exactly how much i want to save and by when, so it'll feel more real.


    proud of you too & same to you! hehe :')

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  7. basically, yeah. ;)
    ooooh well stop by ikea sometime and you'll see lots and lots and lots like that...... and also you can chat to me hehe
    well believe it, bb! I'm getting outttttt! (although not that organised yet lmao)

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  8. Seriously it's so strange that we are the same on so many things!


    I ordered it yesterday so I should get it this week :) I really want to make some clothes - plus stitches look cool in journals!


    It's a really good idea to have a goal, it makes you more motivated to save each week. I tend to stand by the save 70% of your earnings rule, at least I'm trying to... :) It's quite easy at the moment because I have no expenses. Next year will be a different story so I think I need to take a leaf out of your book and budget for groceries and things like that.

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  9. oh god could you imagine if we lived together? our apartment would be FABULOUS. cameras & glassware galore.

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  10. DON'T SAY IT I WILL WEEP. imagine the tv collection, too. bloody incredible, it'd be. <3333

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  11. ooh do let me know how it goes! hehehehe :)


    haha shit really? my mum's on at me to pay board/rent. :/ it's fair enough, i guess. just makes 70% a bit ambitious. and I need a new phone and people tell me to get an iphone and i'm like yeah sure, okay, but I don't want to spend more than $40 a month on it. ahahahahhaaha #cheapo :)

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  12. we'd be a force to be reckoned with!

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  13. I will :)


    Oh gosh wow! My mum has never made me pay anything which is weird, I think she feels better about me still being here now that I have such specific goals of saving & moving to Sydney. Honestly mum still looks after me like I'm 5 (probably because she feels guilty about dad).


    iPhone's are overrated honestly. Next time I get a phone I'm just getting something basic. I'll miss instagram but eh, I can do without it.

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  14. aww well i have a samsung galaxy s2 and it's okay! it's just old and dying, that's all. i've been very happy with it. no need for an iphone. and still instagram! :)

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  15. Haha I think you're slowly converting me to like Ikea since I never thought much of it before!

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  16. Good for you chick!

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