Leaving a Beloved Apartment

Leaving a Beloved Apartment

Adrienne Breaux
May 3, 2010

It hit like a ton of bricks. It was 1:35am, and I was taking a break between mopping the kitchen floor and tackling the bathroom. All the furniture had been moved out, so it was just me and a few bags of belongings. I had been so busy with moving and work that it wasn't until I was sitting against the wall, staring at my empty apartment that I realized: I'm really going to miss this place.

With so many of us Apartment Therapy bloggers moving this month, you've no doubt noticed many moving themed posts. We've talked about 7 Things To Do Before Moving Out and 7 Things To Do Before You Move In, the Pre-Move Checklist, what to unpack first, how to keep your move green and other moving considerations. Unless you've lived in the same place for awhile, it's something we can all relate to. While we talk often about the physical logistics of moving, what about the emotional toll it takes when you leave a home you've lived in for a long time?

We'd love to hear about your favorite apartment—past or present—and why you loved it so much. Was it a love/hate relationship? Did you love it because of the location? Or the look? How did you say goodbye to your last apartment—or did you just dust your hands off and move on—a clean break?

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