Top: ℅ Chicwish | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Earrings: Gorjana
If you follow me on Instagram Stories or Snapchat, you’re probably very aware that my car ended up getting totaled a mere 10 days before moving to Philly.
I wasn’t even sure if I was going to bring my car to Philadelphia. I went back and forth with the idea of either leaving it at my mom’s house in Northern Virginia, or taking the plunge and bringing it with me (and hoping for good parking!) Welp. That choice was swiftly taken away from me!
After living here for 4 weeks now, I can confidently say that I absolutely do not need to own a car myself, and it’s a small blessing in disguise that my car ended up getting totaled! Since I’ve lived here, I’ve only used a car approximately three times: and it’s all been through good old Enterprise Carshare.
It’s pretty simple, actually: you can book a car at anytime through their app, and if you’re in a major city, there’s usually one within walking distance. In fact there are a lot of options that are just a 10-minute walk from my new apartment! And, you can rent for a few hours or a few days. You also get a pretty neat little membership card that will start/end your rental, and it’s really easy to use!
I’ve rented this cute little Toyota Corolla a few times now, and I’m in love (honestly it’s my go to car in my neighborhood!) I make sure to bring along my USB cord so I can jam out while using it, it drives incredibly well, and it’s the perfect size to bop around the city and parallel park anywhere around town. There’s also a van in my neighborhood I’ve rented in the past for some of my IKEA trips, so you’ve got plenty of options to choose from!
I absolutely love not having to deal with a car of my own now, and only taking a car when I need it. Enterprise CarShare has kept me covered over the last few weeks, so I can still get out to the suburbs, make hefty grocery trips and IKEA runs!