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Your Move-Out Checklist, A Playlist

As the first of the month approaches, I can't help but feel for those of you with an impending move on the books. I moved in with my boyfriend last month, and even though we had LOTS of help from generous friends and family members, it was still hard/overwhelming/endless. One thing that makes it better (besides consuming half-empty bottles of booze while you pack) is to have upbeat music on. And for those of you moving out of apartments, I present to you, Your Move-Out Checklist, A Playlist

Original image courtesy of Holly Lay via Creative Commons. Text added by the Flock. License CC BY 2.0.

Original image courtesy of Holly Lay via Creative Commons. Text added by the Flock. License CC BY 2.0.

  • Check your Smoke Detector. Do you need to replace the batteries? How about the lightbulbs in your overhead lights?
     
  •  Put everything Irreplaceable in a box, to the left. And label it! It helps immensely when you start unpacking.
     
  • Scrub everything, especially your blinds. Make that shit So Fresh, So Clean.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize. Yes, this whole packing-and-cleaning-for-days thing sucks, but you're (hopefully) going to Move on Up and your new place will feel like a breath of fresh air.
  • You will think We've Gotta Get Out of This Place to yourself MANY times throughout your official move-out day, but don't even think about it until you get those baseboards scrubbed down, honey!
     
  • Get that Dirt Off Your Shoulder later. No one likes a slacker who showers 5x when there's still cleaning to be done.
     
  • Let go of the idea that you will get Everything In Its Right Place right away. It takes time to pull a space together. And learn from my mistake, don't paint a room until you have all of your big furniture pieces.
     
  • You'll feel a little sentimental and reminisce about all of the good times and "Firsts," that happened in your old place, but remember, Changes are good!
     
  • Don't forget to leave your Doors Unlocked And Open so your landlord can get in--okay, maybe don't leave them open--just unlocked.
     
  • Work Bitch <--that is all you will do for weeks. "Hot body" guaranteed.
     
  • Next time She Wants To Move, remind her of how much work it requires and determine whether it's really worth gaining a dishwasher. 

Best of luck with the move! If you have any stellar moving tips, do share.

-Alex