Official – Budget Savvy Diva is MOVING

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I have exciting news y’all – Budget Savvy Diva is officially moving to Phoenix, AZ in the middle of June. Though I will be sad to leave my home town of Los Angeles – I will not miss the traffic nor the high prices. Mr.Savvy and I just came back from our trip to Phoenix and we loved it. The hubby was able to secure a job – it just so happened the day he went in to interview they were having a job fair – he is not starting a new job but transferring. The best part is that the hours will be better no more waiting till one in morning for him to come home πŸ™‚

Even better than that we found a nice apartment to live. I was able to snag an apartment – 500 square ft – for only $425.00 ! This cost covers most of the utilities except electric – I am hoping that extra cost is not to much πŸ™‚ I am very excited to move – except the fact that I do not have a lot of furniture πŸ™ I meant to get more furniture for wedding presents – but I was shocked how expensive furniture can be. Looks like we will have to live without a table – chairs – and a couch for a while. But we do need to get a bed – I have been searching for a single bed – the bedroom is pretty small and that is all that could fit. If that does not work out we can always get a single mattress . Either way I am super excited about the move – any suggestions on how to save while moving are appreciated – I have never moved before β™₯

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  • Laura

    Congrats on the new job! It will be a world of difference from Los Angeles, heck we used to live near Atlanta and the prices were outrageous. Now we live in the country and the mortgage for my home is only $650 (love it!).

    Good news is you’ll be moving right during Yard Sale time so you can always go out and find some furniture at the sales or check Craigslist for cheap furniture.

  • Kim Johns

    Congrats on the move and finding an apartment so quickly! I moved to New Mexico about 6 months ago and I found some great furniture on craigs list. I good cleaning and the couch looked brand new. You can also check thrift stores. If you find one that is closer to a nice area they seem to have nicer and newer stuff. And of course it will be summer time so there will be tons of garage sales every weekend. I live in the desert and we have a swamp cooler instead of an A/C and our electric bill is about 35 a month even during the winter. Its really afordable! Good luck with your move and finding furniture!

  • Gwen

    Yay!! Now you will be closer to me and share all the local deals.
    Glad everything worked out for you both. No worries, you will accumulate furniture as you go. What area did you find the apt. in?

  • Jerre Thomas LaBanca

    Craigslist and yard sales are great this time of year! Also check if there are any 2nd hand shops in that area….I have found loads of bargians in them!
    Good luck with your move and Congrats on the Mr. transfering the job and getting better hours!! Keep us updated!

  • Robyn

    Welcome to Arizona, if you need a friend here email me….maybe we could get together and talk coupons and savings πŸ™‚

  • Sandra Delvecchio

    We lived in Mesa for 8 years before moving back to the northeast to be near family. There is a lot to do in that valley, you’ll never run out. It was like living on Mars though, the plant life is more sculptural than green and leafy. And the seasons were messed up for me, there you don’t go out in summer because it’s too hot, where I grew up you don’t go out in winter because its too cold. The electric bill will be ginormous, everything is electric there, the cooling costs are large but you can’t do much about it. Lots of stores means lots of competition, double coupons often. You’ll enjoy it. Get to Sedona and Tortilla flat. The public schools have the public pools, and they rival Big Surf. Fun. Good luck.

  • Monica Young

    I live in Phoenix too, have been here my entire life. (31 years) let me know if you need any help with anything. I don’t know what your budget is to try to offer help with furniture. You are moving here before it gets insanely HOT so kudos on that πŸ™‚

  • Diana Mac

    Last summer I moved to Colorado from New Jersey. This was the first time I moved further than a half hours drive to family, friends and my life. A piece of advice would be to use any way possible- facebook, chats, texts, phone calls, and Skype – to stay in contact with family and friends. It will be less lonely while you transition and start fresh. Good luck to you- πŸ™‚