No matter how tight you are with your family, there will come a time when you will feel the need to separate from them. It could be the day you will start a family of your own, or it could be becoming independent from dad and mum.
It, however, pays to be prepared before you bolt out of the door of your parents’ house. Before you hire that man with a van, here’s what littlegreentruck.com.au thinks you need to know.
You’re On Your Own
For one, you should be 100% sure that you can manage on your own. Plates don’t wash themselves—and the same goes for your laundry. Made a mess? Clean it up yourself. Unless you have a house helper at hand, everything about maintaining your home will depend on no one but you.
Money Really Matters
Of course, similar rules apply when it comes to overseeing your finances. Remember, using utilities comes with a price, so better gauge how you will budget your income for your expenses. Take note of your electricity and water consumption. Don’t forget to allot money for your daily commute to work, as well as the food you will put on your table. Keep in mind that your folks are no longer there for you to support you when it comes to finances.
Speaking of money, you should also have enough to spend not only for an apartment that you will call your own—but on furniture as well. What’s a house without much stuff, right? The fun part of moving out is having your own items and transforming a space into something that will fit you and your personality.
Your old stuff will seemingly always belong to your parents’ home, but you could bring them to where you’re going. The trick, though, is knowing what to bring—and knowing which ones should be left. You have to make sure that you only take what you really need.
If you read it this far and feel like you’re ready, better hire that a van and welcome your independent phase. But, of course, it always boils down to how okay you are from being cut from your safe haven, and how well you could adjust.