I am still not settled yet

@winterose (39918)
Canada
October 1, 2012 12:30pm CST
It has been a month since I moved but I still don't have blinds or curtains up on most of the windows. I have curtains on my bay window but that is all. I just have so many bills, and I needed a lot of things. Although I will be saving money living here, it won't see the savings for quite some time yet. any thoughts?
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 12
I know how it is. We have those old fashioned blinds on the bedroom windows. Nice ones down stairs though. When you do have some extra money(giftcards?)you could go to overstock.com or several other places(I could give you a list)that have huge sales and find some blinds, curtains, window treatments for cheap.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I don't have any gift cards, and I have to have a place that sends to canada and then with the duty and the exchange in the dollar it has to be worth it for me.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Oct 12
I have a couple survey sites that add up points and you can get gift cards. And there is Points.com as well. Just lookin' at options for you.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
1 Oct 12
I started many times all over again, with nothing even no savings. Just decorate the room (windows of the room) where you spend most of your time. The rest will come in time. Don't bother/care to tell people what you need, you never know who has what left over. Pay the bills most necessary first and take care of yourself, so you have food. Make little pots and put cash in it. One for the food, one for the doctor, one for celebrations etc. There is no need to put a lot of money in each pot as long as you put sometning in it. Make a sport out of hunting for cheap or better free stuff and enjoy it. This way you will not only safe yourself a lot of money but you will also trigger your own creativity, give articles a second/next life which is also good for the world we are living in (no wasting of, less trash).
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I always pay my bills first and I always shop for the best deal. Who can afford regular prices these days. I make my budget for the month. It was not in my budget to buy window curtains or blinds in September, though I got a pair free from my aunt. I am shopping around for prices now for october but it might take to novemeber to get them though, I don't know how much money I will have left.
@riyauro (6430)
• India
2 Oct 12
It is been a month then you must see for some cheap blinds or curtains around your house. i am sure you will get what you are looking for. it is nice to have curtains on the window, or even blinds, adds to the beauty of the room and makes it cozy.. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
it's a matter of having the money, I am still paying the extra bills because of moving.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
2 Oct 12
life is not about settling ,you have to be patient and try to work for some time and very soon you can settle down for sure
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
settling in is an english expression meaning you have your house together the way you want. First of all you don't know me. I do work and I am disabled as well.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
Bills, expenses, etc. - Save for those bills and expenses. Plan well the budget
Yes, you are right. You'll have to be settled there eventually. It's good that you'll be able to save. In other words, you are still working on the "break-even". After spending on different incidental expenses, you will be able to recover those amounts in time. I'm for one, doing my best to save for future expenses, paying premiums is my priority, need to be sure on things now. Good luck to you.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
yep the catching up on bills is the hardest right now but I am slowly recovering from the extra bills due to the move.
• United States
2 Oct 12
I have been thinking about the same things lately. I moved in my new home sever years ago and never got things done that I wanted to. I have always wanted to paint walls different color but like for you I can't afford to do the things I want to my home all at once. Money is so tight and the price of things just keep going up. I think maybe posting on mylot and saving some from here will help over a years time for me to do some small project for my home.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I hope it works out for you
@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
2 Oct 12
In the past it has been my experience that with a job change or a location change it seems to take at least three months to see any benefit from savings or from increased income, So I understand how things are taking a lot of time to get straightened out.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
yep for me I think it might take more like five months to feel the savings but it is worth the move in more ways than one.
@koopharper (6284)
• Canada
2 Oct 12
I can identify with this. It is hard to settle into a new place especially if you lived at the previous address for some time. I always find there are a lot of expenses and things that have to be done that you really weren't expecting. Good luck with everything. It is nice to be really settled into a place you like.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Yes I can't wait until I am settled and just have to monthly bills to pay.
• United States
1 Oct 12
It takes time and money for sure. I guess we are settled now. Since it costs us more to live here we have to scrimp a lot. I no longer use the dishwasher to save water. We don't use lights in the daytime. We open all the blinds and curtains to let more natural light in. We haven't seen any savings on water because one month we had a leaking toilet that flooded the basement. And the next month the washing machine broke and leaked water for hours before it was discovered. We have a new washer now and got the toilet fixed so it doesn't flood out of the tank onto the floor and into the basement. So hopefully this time we will see savings.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I knew the new house would be more expensive just by your description of it. Well that is good that you got the new washer and your toilet is fixed, Yes there is always something to eat your money away.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
1 Oct 12
Moving always takes so much time and money. And it's stressful. Have you tried (or heard of) freecycle.com? you might be able to get some of the things you need off that site for free from people who live in your area. Right now I'm just the opposite. I'm trying to get rid of everything. I want to find senior housing and move. I live in a house right now. It's nice but I need a change. Once you start seeing the savings you'll feel better. I hope it starts happening sooner than you think it will. It will take time for you to get everything you need and finally be all settled. It's just the waiting that kills ya. But try that sight. You never know. In my area I can't believe the stuff people are giving away for free.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I really don't like freecycle, they never have what I want when I want it and you have to go and pick it up and I have no transportation. I am trying habitat for humanity, their blinds are really cheap but they are good just hope I can get the size I need.
@much2say (39159)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I hear ya! We moved in here early June - and we aren't exactly settled yet! There doesn't seem to be enough time - especially during the week - so we try to do our little projects during the weekends, that is, if nothing is already planned! This weekend we finally put up the blinds in our dining area and living room . . . we've been wanting to do this for so long. We have a lot of windows in this house and we opted for no curtains (trying to go without carpet or fabric due to my daughter's eczema) . . . but blinds can cost a bit - so we've only done about half so far. It's nice to see things coming along, but we are just barely getting closer to being done. One day we will both be "caught up"!!!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
we have a habitat for humanity here and I am going to see if they have blinds of my size because they are really cheap.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I know its hard to get settled when you move. And you don't have the ability to do what I do and sew your own curtains. Its can be frustrating when you can't get things done in a timely manner. I don't pretend to sew fancy curtains, but as it stands right now, the ONLY bought curtains in the house that I HAVEN'T had to adapt are the ones in my front room, and I did have to pin up the bottom of one of the panels because otherwise the window unit wouldn't work to cool the room. The new roommate's room also has bought panels, but I got them at Big Lot and had to shorten them and then add weights (inexpensive broaches) so they wouldn't blow up from the window unit. (I used the same broaches to pin up the front room panel and close the front room panels as well.) You can't open and close these curtains, but if you were interested, you could pull them aside. My mother opened her curtains every day and shut them at night, I've never bothered.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
yep I got one pair my aunt gave me, and that is it so far. I hope I can get the rest this month but if I can't they will just have to wait.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
1 Oct 12
There is no determined amount of time when you have to get things done so take your time. I would make sure the bills can be paid before worrying about things like curtains. I know it gives you less privacy though but I have had windows without curtains in the past and they stayed that way until I could afford to buy curtains.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Yes my bills and food is paid first before the extras.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
take a look at thrift stores in your area. you would be surprised and you never know what they have there. i so know what you mean about to bills though, especially with Christmas just around the corner!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
thrift shops have a lot of junk, I have no patience for that, but I am looking at habitat for humanity the prices are great but it is to get the right size for the windows, they don't have all sizes.
• United States
1 Oct 12
Just put aside what ever money you can and then when you have enough go get the things you need. the good thing about you is that you don't live alone so you have some help. it could hel you save up even more if you get the help you need.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
my rent is also more than double of yours as well. I would trade places with you any day.