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3 Tips for Moving Out of Home for the First Time

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Are you moving out of home for the first time?

Moving out of your parent’s house for the first time can be pretty intimidating. You’ll be taking on new responsibilities. There are probably feeling a mixture of both stress and excitement for the freedom that comes with it. To help you with this next chapter in your life, here are the three most important things to consider when you are moving out of home for the first time.

 

1. Is Now The Right Time?

 

There are plenty of factors that go into figuring out if now is the right time for you to move. What age should you move out? Can you move out at 16 or 17? Can you afford it? Are you ready for the responsibilities that come with it? Asking yourself these questions, and consulting with trusted friends and family. This will help you in determining if you are financially prepared and emotionally mature enough to take on moving out on your own.

 

2. Create a Budget

 

Creating a budget is a crucial aspect of both finding and purchasing/renting your new home. While you don’t want to be stuck living somewhere with a surprise bug problem, poor weather protection, or anything unpleasant like that, you also don’t want to accidentally end up way in over your head on rent or mortgage payments. Be sure to work within a price range that is reasonable. It should be in accordance with your income (and not an income you HOPE to be making).

 

3. Make Household Item Lists

 

There are a lot of things we take for granted when living with our parents. Perhaps the most notable thing is just the sheer amount of products and utensils that we use on a daily basis. There are so many things you need when moving out of your parent’s house. The last thing you want to do is waste money unintentionally buying doubles of things.

 

Making yourself household item lists is a great way to budget and ensure that you have everything you need for your new home. While some things like a broom and plates may seem like no brainers, try going through your parent’s kitchen and cleaning supplies. It might surprise you how many little things there are that you use frequently, but you don’t always think about. Things like a whisk, cheese grater, bottle opener, plunger, bug spray, and more. Try having your friends and/or family look over your list to make sure you’re not forgetting anything obvious (happens to the best of us).

 

If you think you are ready to move, can always consult Zoom Removal’s Ultimate Checklist. This will make sure you are 100% prepared for your first move.