I’m moving into a new apartment next month. I will be moving down from a 1 bedroom to a studio. This will save me $60 a month in rent. My new monthly rent will be $375 which is pretty cheap even for here. It is almost as big as my current apartment so there will be plenty of room for me. I don’t have a lot of stuff and don’t need much space.
The location is nice too. While searching for apartments I discovered that you can often get an apartment just as cheap in a nice neighborhood as in a crappy one. My new location is very convenient being about halfway between school and work. My bank and a grocery store is right across the street so I should be able to cut down my mileage a little. Hopefully that savings won’t be negated by impulse junk food purchases at the grocery store.
When I move in I will have to get gas service again. It will be cold soon and I have to have the gas on for heat. I’ll be looking forward to it because the cold showers are starting to get a little too cold.