How to prepare for moving house - renting an apartment

Renting an apartment, and actually finding an apartment is a real challenge - 6 is moving in our lives behind us. For some it's a lot and for others a little (I know people who move every year and I sincerely admire them). Moving is always called mockingly a small earthquake, because this is more or less how the flat and our nerves look. Theoretically, after so many removals we should be calm, because nothing surprises us anymore. Even the gentlemen who moved us the previous time stated that they had not seen such professionally packed things (after the first, independent move when we forgot to pack the bedding and at the last moment we wrapped it with stretch foil, we already know what and how).

Warsaw tenement houses

How to look for a flat to rent in Warsaw?

Nothing surprised me in my life like looking for an apartment in Warsaw. I will honestly tell you that it is a bit tiring. Generally, there are so many people in Warsaw that if there is a cooler apartment at a reasonable price - it may be out of date after a few hours. You have to work really hard to find something nice among the PRL-style apartments with wall units and a mushroom in the bathroom.

What do we pay attention to when renting an apartment

  1. Location - we were currently looking for a flat in the center of Warsaw, because on average I go there several times a week. Stopping in traffic to reach the Center (a bus without traffic from our current place of travel takes 20 minutes. With traffic jams even 60 minutes) is a total waste of time.
  2. The quality of the equipment - in addition to what brand the equipment is (we have our favorites), we also pay attention to how much water they consume and what energy class they are. It is very important, especially when you pay the media. Many owners of apartments for rent are buying the cheapest equipment and they don't care, because you will be charged for water and electricity consumption.
  3. Window display - for us it is one of the most important issues, because we must have good light for photos. We never want to live in the west apartment again, because such flats heat up very quickly (there is a sauna in the summer) and get very dirty in them. We lived 2x in a west apartment and it was always the same, so it can't be a coincidence.
  4. Injuries - watching the apartment and signing the contract you need to be vigilant and check everything carefully, as well as write down any damage. Pay attention to any bumps, abrasions or dirty walls and require the Owner to fix these damages or to at least write them in the contract (you probably don't want to be blamed for something that you didn't do).
  5. Additional - when renting an apartment, the number of countertops in the kitchen is important to me (usually kitchenettes have only 1 maximum 2 countertops. For me it is not enough), whether there is a dining table and chairs, whether there is a shower cabin (no more bath tub!) And what is the amount of storage space. I don't like dusting outside, so I need space to store most things.
  6. neighbors - it is also good to ask about neighbors, e.g. whether they make noise. You do not want to live next to people for whom it is not important what the day of the week is, because the event lasts all week!

How to prepare for moving house

If you have already found your dream apartment, it's time to get ready to move. The company we moved with has a very nice option - cardboard boxes. It's super ecological, because it always hurt when we threw away cardboard boxes after moving house. It looks like you are arranging a specific date when the cartons are delivered to you, you get stickers and only on them you can write what is in the carton. The cartons come flat, so all you have to do is fold them and start packing.

For such cosmetic issues - it is worth investing in gloves, because cartons dry hands and more. A good facial moisturizer will also be a godsend. After moving to Warsaw, my skin looked tragic, which you can read more about in the post how moving to Warsaw affected my skin. In this post you will also find Korean masks, which I like very much. Especially the avocado version is loved by my face.

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I hope that thanks to this article, renting an apartment will be less stressful for you (it's still a less frightening vision than taking a loan for an apartment for 30 years).

The Netflix series on 2019 that we are waiting for

We're a little addicted to Netflix. Especially when it gets dark quickly and the temperature outside the window is not conducive to leaving the house, we like to hide in the comfort of home. Of course, accompanied by good tea, a blanket and Netflix. Below you will find series on Netflix, which continuation appeared at the beginning of this year or will appear in 2019.

"Where is my agent" - 3 season

4 January appeared the continuation of the French series, which we have been waiting for a long time. The series "Where is my agent" is a story of agents of stars with private vicissitudes. There is a lot of good humor in the series, but what is most important for us - we are listening to in French (this year we plan to focus strongly on learning this language so that we can communicate freely. An ambitious plan, but certainly to be implemented).

"Stranger Things" - 3 season

Stranger Things is a continuation of the next series that we are waiting for with bated breath. This is the 3 season of this extraordinary production. To be honest I don't remember how the previous season ended, but we will definitely watch the next one. This is one of those series worth waiting for. Its atmosphere is so unusual that you are moving from the very first moments to 80 years. We are from the year 90, but I have the impression that the climate of those years is very well mapped. Anyway, this is confirmed by many people who lived in those days.

"A series of unfortunate events" - the 3 season

This is one of those series that some love and some hate. I have a great fondness for this series because in my childhood it was a huge hit (well, maybe not as much as Harry Potter, but it also enjoyed a lot of interest). I am very happy that the next season appeared on Netflix and together with Piotr we were able to follow the fate of three siblings again - Wioletka, Klaus and Sunshine, as well as the extraordinary Count Olaf, who is our favorite character in this series.

What are the continuations of the series we are looking forward to with Piotr?

Unfortunately, the list did not include several series that we have been waiting for a long time. We are looking forward to the continuation of the series: Dark (a bit in the climate of Stranger Thinghs), Black mirror - not very funny series, if you think about it, because it shows the future of humanity, incl. what is currently happening - rating others on social media. The next series is Stranger, or a Korean series with a very good cast and storyline. The next two series are: A specialist for nothing and Designated Survivor. I am very curious when new episodes of these series will appear, because for now Netflix is ​​silent about them. In the post TV series and movies that are worth watching on Netflix you will find other interesting titles. AND in this post there are some more interesting titles.