For €500 each, we were living it up in Googletown, just a kilometre from Sandymount Strand and so close to town that every time we ever got a taxi it felt a bit criminal.
However, as all good things do, our two years of rental bliss unfortunately came to an end.
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Naively, I had already given notice on my apartment expecting to scoop up somewhere nice within a fortnight, but moving day came and I found myself packing my things into my friend’s car with nowhere of my own to go.
I was very fortunate that I had had somewhere to stay in the interim, otherwise I would have been in a very difficult situation indeed but that is the position many people in Dublin are currently in.
For many of the rooms, I sometimes needed up to three references, which meant asking my boss for a bundle of gleaming recommendations (on company headed paper as requested by one viewing), as well as references from my Ringsend landlord.
28-year-old Chloe Madeley is a media personality and fitness guru.