I’m back again with another post but this time it is about moving out of your parent’s house for the first time. As I said in my previous post, I will be moving out of my parent’s house within the next couple of months. This isn’t my first time moving out so I figured that I would share the advice and tips that I learnt from my past.
Tips and Advice
1. Don’t burn any bridges. I can’t imagine that a lot of people reading this feel like they never want to see their parents again after moving out but I know that this is how some people feel. When you do move out, it gives you a feeling of freedom that you never quite experienced before. This can mean that you end up hardly ever seeing your parents and family. That is a huge mistake. Keep in touch with your parents and make an effort to see them. After all, if things don’t work out in your new place, you’ll always have your parents home to fall back on.
2. Sales and vouchers are your best friend. You know how when you get a little bit hungry you can just head to the kitchen, knowing that there will always be food there? Well that changes when you move out. The food is only there is you actually put it there which isn’t easy at all. Food shopping is hard. Unless you have psychic abilities, you aren’t going to know what you want to eat for the next week or two. You also have to do the maths as you walk around the shop to make sure that you actually have enough money to feed yourself. My advice is to have a look online before you go shopping. Sometimes you can find a voucher for an item that you know you are going to buy. You might also be able to find the item a lot cheaper somewhere else.
3. Make friends with your neighbours. Your neighbours might not be the type of people that you usually associate with but your neighbours are like a safety net. If you ever need help quickly, your neighbours will always be ready to help.
4. Keep all your receipts for big purchases. If you’re moving in with friends, remember you might not be living with them forever.Holding onto receipts will mean that you know exactly what you bought and you will have proof of that.
5. Save money for the next months bills and rent. It is really helpful if you have money ready for the next couple of months with of rent, bills and food. That was, if you come into financial problems, you will have money ready.
6. Enjoy your freedom. Even though moving out of your parents house can be stressful, don’t forget to enjoy the freedom. You can eat, sleep, dance, sing, party, and do whatever you want, whenever you want.