Believe it or not, but I've lived in this apartment, that I don't even like that much, for 2.5 years! I've never lived in another apartment for longer than a year, so this seems so crazy to me. Especially since this isn't my dream apartment or anything. I actually kind of hate a lot of things about it. Which leads me into my post for today. I've put together a little "wish-list" of things I will be looking at when I begin looking for a new apartment.
1. A Dishwasher
Dishes happen to be the one household chore that I absolutely hate the absolute most. Which is hilarious, since I've lived in an apartment for almost 3 years without a dishwasher. I am the dishwasher. I really need my next apartment to have a dishwasher.
My current shower situation is one of the worst things about this apartment. My shower is the size of a small hallway closet. It's a "shower stall" and it's the worst. Shaving my legs in this shower? Don't even get me started. Also, my apartment before this one had a lovely bathtub, so I took baths pretty regularly and began to fall in love with them. Which was unfortunate, since for the last 2.5 years I haven't gotten to enjoy one. I was gifted one of those Lush Bath Bombs a while back, but of course, I can't use it. My next apartment needs to have a bigger shower and make it one of those bathtub/shower combos. Thanks.
3. Washer & Dryer
Another huge downer of my apartment is the lack of a way to do laundry. I have to take my laundry to either a laundry mat or my parents' house. This tends to mean that my laundry builds up quickly, because it is definitely not convenient to have to lug my laundry around to different places to do it. I will say, my mom volunteers to help with my laundry quite a bit, so I shouldn't complain too much. However, my next apartment needs to have a washer and dryer of its own.
4. No Wood Paneling
None. Not one single trace of wood paneling. I didn't use to have strong feelings on this until I lived in my current apartment. Which is like a dark, wood paneled cave. I really hate it. I just really do.
So when I begin my search for a new apartment I'm going to need to narrow down the search parameters by the above. I just really need these things guys. Especially the lack of wood paneling. I need that like you wouldn't believe.