Saturday, January 15, 2005

The first move

After a slightly more difficult than expected search I've found a new house to live in. It's a share house a few hundred metres from my current house. I wanted somewhere that close since I don't have a car and so need somewhere central with good public transport. My current location is perfect in these respects and the new house will be just as good.

I'll start moving my stuff into the new house next weekend, but this weekend it's the move into the new office. I'm packing today, and tomorrow, with the help of a mate and his trailer will move my computers, books and desks. I'm only taking what is necessary for working on Sydney, all other distractions will go to the new house or into storage.

I've made a slight miscalculation with the amount of notice I had to give for my current residence. I thought I had to give 2 weeks notice that I was going to move out. It turns out I need to give 3 weeks notice before I leave. That's an extra $270 I'm going to have to pay to my old landlord for a flat I'll have moved out of and will be completely empty and unused during that third week. At a time when I'm also having to fork out bond money for both the new house and new office it's a costly mistake. A simple call to the real estate agent on my part to check how much notice I needed to give would have been advisable.

I can't dwell on that though, the purpose of the move wasn't to save money but to create a better working environment. The money I will be saving in rent, $65 per week, is just a nice side-benefit. The real measure of success will be if I'm able to once again properly focus on Sydney.

These boxes aren't going to pack themselves though so it's time to stop procrastinating and get to work. I'll post again soon once I've settled in.

5 Comments:

At 2:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finding your new house and good luck with Sydney. I hope your new environment will get you back on track.

Joost Ronkes Agerbeek
http://www.ronkes.nl/

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Kristiansen said...

Good luck with your new home and especially your office. I will be looking for some office space myself during the next months, so I am excited to see how it works out for you.

Hopefully you will be able to refocus your attention to Sydney again, when your environment changes.

 
At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advertise a short term space for rent on craigslist perhaps.. You never know when a good ($$$) photographer happens to be looking for an empty flat for a shoot.

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should name the mate that helped you move, as he sounds like a champ!

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Lachlan said...

He's far too modest a fellow for me to name him here. His help was much appreciated though, even if he did think we could squeeze a queen size mattress into a Volkswagen Golf.

 

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