Why We Have Less Than 2 Months To Find A Home (Story Time)

It’s crazy how things can change so much overnight. One day you’re going about your normal business and the next you get some pretty life changing news. That’s exactly what happened to us this past Tuesday.

That day started off just like any other. I stayed home with my baby girl (as I always do as a stay at home mom ๐Ÿ™‚ ) We went on with our normal routine and by 4pm my husband was home from work. We went out for the evening since we had plans and later returned back home around 8pm. It was then that we got the news.

Attached to our door was a folded paper. I found it very weird by the way that we would get a note at our door at such a late time. It actually creeped me out. But when I opened it, I was shocked! In big bold letters on the header read: SIXTY DAY NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF TENANCY. We were being kicked out of our apartment out of nowhere! I honestly didn’t believe it at first. I thought it must be a mistake or something. We are perfect tenants: quiet, always pay rent on time, take care of our area, friendly to neighbors, and on top of that we’ve never once received any complaints. The letter did not give any reason but simply said that we had to have all our things packed and out of the house by August 18th.ย  So right away my husband went online to see if this was even legal. Turns out it was. As long as you’re given a 2 month notice, your landlord can kick you out and doesn’t even need to give you a reason why.

Once I realized this was for real, I cried. Just for a moment, but I cried. I was worried how on earth we’d find a place that we loved in two months time! We obviously would be able to find any place to move into but I didn’t want to have to move into a run down, ugly, and depressing house. Especially as a stay at home mom, I’m home for most hours of the day. It’s essentially where I work and live so I just really need the place to be somewhere that I love, where I can feel happy, and hopefully would make our lives easier. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to find such a place in such short timing.

When I went online to see what was available, they were all exactly what I was dreading! They were all carpet filled, close to no natural lighting, and very outdated designs (like pink bathroom tile… :cringe:) I wanted to cry (again). But the next day I found a gorgeous home that was completely remodeled on the inside. We’re actually currently waiting to hear back on that one. But it gave me hope that there are actually beautiful houses out there in my area and with new ones being added each day, I’m sure we’ll land one soon that we’ll love.

So currently we are still on the house hunt (till August 18th that is). But that is the crazy story of how we are being forced out of our apartment and on such a short notice. I had no idea that it was even legal to kick out a tenant who’s giving you no problems. My husband did end up talking to the landlord about it (just out of curiosity really). She said that they’re actually doing the same thing to many of the tenants because they’re looking to remodel the apartments so they can up the rent. Honestly, I just see it all as a blessing in disguise: we finally get to move into our first home and start a new adventure.

I’ll be sharing with you guys every part of this new journey. I’ll be writing articles on organizing tips and DIY ideas and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures with you too. I hope you’ll stick around for this journey and hopefully share with me any tips and tricks you have too. I’d love to hear them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sure you check out my Instagram account too: @theeverblooming. I post on there just about everyday so you’ll get updates much quicker that way.

Till next time,

Paula

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