Wanted: Grown Up Advice

Remember when you were a kid and the answer to every problem was "Ugh, I can't wait to be a grown up!" (Well that and a cookie)

As a bonified? Grown up, I can officially say my new answer to every problem is "Ugh, I wish I was a kid again!"

Don't get me wrong, being a grown up has its perks - alcohol, husbands, dinner parties, cookies in bed, Bed Bath and Beyond shopping trips on Saturdays - you know, the usual.

But it also comes with things like bills, insurance, 8-5 jobs, laundry, husbands who leave dishes in the sink, floors that don't clean themselves and bank accounts that don't magically refill with a weekly allowance.

Oh and big decisions - like searching for a home...super exciting, but super scary!
{All it needs is a white picket fence! And to be real lol}

(Note: I can't claim to be a 100% grown up just yet, because we are going to still rent, but there are still so many decisions to consider)

That's where y'all come in - all the home renters (and owners) out there - help!

Give me advice on everything and anything:

1. What questions to ask?
2. What to look for in a rental?
3. Negotiations to make?
4. Things to avoid?
5. How much is too much? (As far as requirements to ask for)
6. Houstonians - city or burbs?

Or anything else your big grown up brains can think of!

Thanks and Gig 'Em!


Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Don't move to the burbs! Inside the loop is more fun and closer to everything. My main advice is think about what you don't like about your place now and make sure the new place is different! i.e. I hated my previous counter tops and space before, now I love my kitchen. Also think about the most important rooms and features to you. What can you live without and what must you have? It makes decisions a little bit easier when you really know what you want!

Darby Hawley said...

I love that yall are looking around; this is definitely exciting....and if it gets too overwhelming, remember you're an "adult" so you can have a glass of wine :-)

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

I totally agree about being an adult - even though cookies still solve problems. And cupcakes. And being grown up is more fun and also crazy - who would have thought it was so complicated to buy a house? I wish I had advice to give, but I haven't done it yet. I just have heard there is SO much too it! Good luck!