In the words of Taylor Swift, ” It’s exhausting!”.

Like I said, and Taylor Swift said, it’s exhausting.

Hubby and I have moved to Melbourne from Brisbane and are in full swing of searching for a place to rent.
We have had one full proper day of inspections this weekend just gone and I was ready for a scotch and to be put to bed by about midday.

The pictures on the websites of available rentals are always taken with a wide lens and with some trick photography to make them look bigger than they actually are. And the photos are usually a minimum of 5 years old, so there has probably been 4 different tenants living in the place since and every single one of them would not have gotten their bond back (pure speculation ofcourse!?)

It’s so disheartening. It sucks the life out of you!
But we have found one cute little place in Brighton that we will apply for and we will keep looking.

A friend of ours gave us a great tip of adding a cover letter type of document with our applications, even with a photo of ourselves attached, so that if the agents and owners are looking through all the applications, it’s going to help if they can put a face to name and see that we are a wonderful, upstanding small little family who will faithfully look after their property, wanky as all that sounds.
So that’s what I’m doing today, and look at new rentals that hopefully have been added thismorning, right now after this, maybe after I have a cup of tea and a lamington cause Lord knows I need the strength for rental hunting.

Liz x TJC x


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