How to Move Out of Your Parents’ House

Moving out of your parent’s house is one of the biggest milestones in a young adult’s life. However, it’s not always the easiest task to accomplish. If you’re thinking about saying goodbye to your childhood bedroom and getting your own place, here are a few things you can do to prepare.

Talk to Your Parents First

Whether mom and dad are hoping you’ll stick around a little longer or they’re ready to let you go, it’s a good idea to sit down with them, tell them you’re thinking of moving out, and see if they have any advice to offer. After all, they’ve done this before.

Start Saving

Whether you’re planning on renting or buying a new place, you should start saving money as soon as possible to cover your costs. The more money you have saved up, the less you’ll have to spend out of pocket on fees, moving costs, and furnishings.

Determine Your Budget

Just because you want to move out and into a specific apartment building, it doesn’t mean you can afford to. It’s essential to determine what you can afford as rent before you start apartment hunting so you know your financial limits. You can use this rent calculator to determine what you can afford.

Shop Smart for Furniture

Once you’ve found a place to live, you don’t have to (read: shouldn’t) head to a luxury furniture store to pick out a new couch and bed set. Ask your parents if they would mind if you took your bedroom set with you and check discount stores and yard sales for other furniture items.

Employ Friends or Movers

Especially when you’re moving out for the first time, it can be overwhelming to try and get all of your belongings to a new space on your own. You’re better off having friends help you or hiring professional movers to ensure everything makes it in one piece.

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