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04 August 2005 @ 01:04 pm
Moving (or not)  
I paid rent on monday and did _not_ give one month notice. So the earliest i could move out without incurring a significant cost would be sometime in September. (Although i should check to see if i can give one month notice at any point in the middle of the month.)

I decided i should start packing the stuff in my apartment up, with three reasons for doing so. Starting a task is good motivation to keep on doing it. As the apartment starts becoming more barren it might actually motivate me to do a better (or rather, _any_) job on the new apartment hunt. And finally, if i start now then the task won't be _quite_ as horrendous when i finally do get around to moving.

I packed one box monday morning, zero boxes tuesday morning, two boxes wednesday morning and zero boxes this morning. And this was just tossing books from the shelves into boxes, the easiest packing job in the history of putting things in boxes. At this rate it will take another week to finish packing up all my books, and at least four or five months to pack up the entire apartment =P Obviously at some point i need to speed the process up.
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DonAithnendonaithnen on August 4th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Legally, I think you can give notice any time during the month.. and they have to prorate the rent for the time over. If you do it now you'll only have to pay 4 days... and if you think about it, if you move into a place on September 1st, that'll give ya 4 days to move and such. :)

That sounds good in theory, however i'm not sure i'm willing to tie myself down to such a hard date until i'm sure i'd actually have a place to move to. Sheer panic as the eviction date approached might force me to get on the ball and find a place, but then again it might not :)

Of course trying to find a place to move to and _then_ giving one month notice is going to be very difficult to do without a huge overlap =P
Brie2gouda4u on August 5th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
Of course trying to find a place to move to and _then_ giving one month notice is going to be very difficult to do without a huge overlap =P

There shouldn't have to be. I don't remember when Geoff and I pinned down our apartment in Costa Mesa, but it was close to a month before we moved out of our old apartment. After all, complexes know a month in advance when an apartment will be vacant - you can arrange to move in to such an apartment at the end of that month plus a week for repairs/cleanup, giving you plenty of time to give your notice and pack.

Maybe I misunderstand your concern?
Thaisathaisa on August 4th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'll have to come and help you pack up :) I know that's the easiest way to motivate you!
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 4th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
If you want, sure! Any time but this saturday or this sunday is fine :)

Well, i suppose this sunday is okay as well if the King Tut chocolate has offended your sensibilities so much that you want to skip the trip ;)