It's official, I'm down to just one residence. Thank goodness!!! Two houses was a pain in the behind, and January was a killer on the budget. I'd planned for paying mortgage and rent, but paying utilities at two places is not fun. My eyes about fell out of my head when I opened the bill from OPPD (power company). So I'll be thrilled to kick $60 off of that bill next month. Especially when they hit me with their "random" fees at both locations.
In related news I'm getting all but $100 of my deposit back. I didn't get the carpets cleaned myself. I'd thought about having a guy I know come and do the job. He owns a carpet cleaning business. But my apartment had a narrow spiral staircase leading up to a loft. Now envision getting carpet cleaning equipment up that after you've already hauled it up two flights of stairs. I was pretty certain he'd want to punch me. I thought it was worth the $100 hit. So I'm looking forward to that money. It'll be great for the trip I'm going on at the end of February.