A bit of a dramatic blog title but given that my last post was over 2 weeks ago, I felt it was only fair that I explain why I’ve STOPPED BLOGGING!
Before you start imagining dramatic versions of Zoe vs cyber trolls vs mid life crisis vs falling out of love with makeup (never!!), I can assure you that it’s all very temporary.
Long story short, the main reason is because I’m currently homeless, living with friends, with all my worldly possessions in a suitcase or in storage. THERE’S YOUR DRAMAAAAA!! BOOM.
It’s all planned (sort of) as part of the extremely stressful experience that is buying a house (if you’re a first time buyer or thinking about it – check out my handy How To Buy A House series as part of my Money Monday posts!!)
Anyway, as a result there’s very little bloggage going on, but here’s at least a small picture diary of what’s been going on over the last 2 weeks….
1. I binned a serious shit-load of stuff.
I’m talking 15 bags of crap – mainly bills and beauty bits from 5 years ago, very old pants, a collection of used padded envelopes, patterned tights (what was I thinking?) and a freezer full of food I forgot about, froze, then never got round to eating again. (guilty!)
2. I packed up my beauty station
It took about 4 days but I finally managed to sort this product palace into boxes – the hardest part was narrowing it down to the the best items to take with me until I move into the new flat. And in just one bag! Serious work!!
I’ve also decided that my new beauty space is going to be minimal and immaculate like all those beautiful photos that other beauty bloggers post on their Instagrams…. Maybe. Most likely not.
3. And I found these….
Fashion has odd socks, Beauty has lids with no owners. That’s like. *counts* SIXTEEN lids there. Some girls don’t even have sixteen products to their name. I should start Beautaholics Anonymous..
4. I tried to sell my stuff online
Selling via Facebook was surprisingly effective and no ebay and paypal fees!! Definitely recommend trying this method before you go official!
Top tips for blog sales:
– Offer bundle prices if you want to get rid of stuff fast
– Double check postage before you commit to a price!
– Really think about what you would buy from someone – dont waste your time taking pictures of stuff which is unlikely to sell.
5. I ate a LOT of this.
Papa John’s special garlic sauce is THE DREAM. It’s like garlic butter, on steroids. I’m going to buy a supply for my new flat..
6. Storage is SO efficient
I’ve never put stuff in storage before but OMG, it’s incredible how much you can fit into a small space. It’s also mindblowing how many units are squeezed into the building – the accountant in me is loving the efficient use of floor space.
This is 40sqft, with plenty of room spare, and less than £30 a week – apparently some people actually illegally live in storage!! It IS much cheaper than rent.. hmmm.
7. I am the least helpful person ever in a house move.
For this reason, Mr FV was very clever and decided to hire a man and van to help. (Such a good idea – best money he’s ever spent!) Here’s me being….helpful.
8. Once I have a flat, I’m GETTING ONE OF THESE!
What is it?!!?! It’s called an Axolotl aka the Mexican Walking Fish and it is the cutest, most bizarre looking alien thing- it lives in the water!
It just looks like it’s smiling all the time – I really really want one!! Looks like it’ll be easier to look after and my second choice after that is a house bunny so Mr FV is in favour of the fish…. Any ideas of other low maintenance pets??
So there we go – a fortnight of progress!
Hopefully I’ll be back onto blogging soon with lots of pictures of my new minimalist, tidy beauty station and my new alien. I shall call him Miguel..
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