Ever since we’ve moved to the South, Brian and I have led a relatively mobile lifestyle. We have always had our home base, but his career has involved a lot of traveling, so we usually have a suitcase with a few items of clothing for the next trip. Roadtrips to Memphis, Nashville, Panama City, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston, were the way of life for a while. Things have calmed down on that front, and we’ve enjoyed leisurely travels more frequently, like our trips to Punta Cana and San Juan (stay tuned!).
From time to time, when we talk about life goals, my husband repeats something that makes me uneasy:
I want to live outside the U.S. at some point in my life.
Cue–panic. Leave the U.S. after my entire extended family did everything they could to escape poverty in the Caribbean? I have to be honest, it’s not my preference. It scares me a bit. The U.S. has always been my home and always will be. But, Brian was born with a wandering soul so I know that, sooner or later, this will most likely be a possibility for us.
Something I have not shared on the blog before is that, for the past eight months, we live apart during the week. A new job lined up for him, but its only caveat meant that we would only see each other on the weekends. Some people ask me how I’m okay with being alone all the time, but truthfully I’m an introvert at heart and solitude doesn’t really bother me. We both miss each other while he’s away, but we’ve been through worse. Thankfully, we’re blessed that ‘weekends’ aren’t strictly two days a week for us.
Brian rents a place out of town (not within a daily driving distance) and minimalism is his new way of life. His living situation also involves roommates, which wasn’t easy for him to acclimate to after eight years of wedded bliss. Some people, sadly, do not have roommate etiquette.
Case in point: it will probably annoy your roommates if you start meal prepping for an entire week’s worth of meals at 4am, especially if it entails frying bacon. (True story). Another mishap Brian’s had to suffer through is a roommate spray painting things in her room after midnight. With all the windows closed and without circulation. Or, when roommates are unaware of acute body odor.
You can’t make these things up.
If you are in a situation similar to his, don’t let furniture be one of those challenges. Life is hard enough without having to worry about furniture you’ll only need for a short amount of time. CORT Furniture Rental is a hassle-free means of furnishing a place without lugging furniture from one place to the next. The national industry leader in the furniture rental space, CORT makes it easy to try a new city or new job. One of our family members loved working with CORT when they had a 6-month job detail in Washington, DC. They didn’t want the headache of buying furniture, to then sell it when they no longer needed it.
In an age where we can have new clothes delivered to us each month for us to try on, keep or return, it makes sense to have this same ease when it comes to furniture. Instead of buying furniture to use for a short period of time, rent furniture from CORT.
If you lead a mobile life, let CORT help you pick up and move more easily.
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