This has been posted about, and I thought I’d throw in a quick note stating, yes, I am back. I start classes next week (with personal finance, and others as well!) so I’m hoping to get posting three times a week.
With our newly purchased house, we’ve encountered some surprising expenses, and some not so surprising.
First off, we had to buy a refrigerator, a washer, and a dryer. We also has some of these costs factored into closing costs/our offer, as you know appliances aren’t cheap! Luckily we landed a good deal for two years with 0% interest (which should be paid off in a year). A pain, but this will give us some flexibility.
Secondly – cleaning supplies and “decorations.” We ended up using the majority of our cleaning supplies when we moved out, so it’s time to restock. We also needed to pick up some wall hangings and some large curtain rods (the ones from the apartment were too short). Nothing major – but we also purchased a ladder (tall ceilings!).
We expected the utilities, but the desire to decorate and add to the house were definitely unexpected (for the most part).
Enough for now – I’ve got a wedding to attend this weekend, and will have a few more posts to flesh out next week!