Moving away for the first time can be a scary thought. But it is also very exciting! This is a huge step! But there are a lot of things you have to do and think about before moving out. Even if it’s a year from now.
First, ask yourself:
Where do you want to move to?
Maybe you want to stay close to your parent’s house, maybe you want to find a place near your job/college, or you want to go to another city…these are some things to think about because some places are more expensive than others.
Moving alone or with a roommate?
Sometimes the apartment is too high in price to live on your own. Have you thought about getting a roommate? This could be a friend or even your partner.
Then you must have to:
🏠 Make a budget
Start by looking at your finances and see what you can contribute monthly. Not only rent but all the other expenses (like electricity, gas, water, internet, groceries,…). Create a budget on how much you will be spending on the apartment every month.
You should also have an emergency fund, you never know when you’re going to need it.
🏠 Have a deposit and a few months’ rent ready
Moving is stressful enough on your finances, so make sure that you have enough money ready beforehand.
🏠 Create a list
Create a list of items you need to purchase for your new home. Start looking at your favorite stores and try to find good deals.
Always read your contract carefully. Ask for clarification or more information if there’s something that isn’t entirely clear to you.
🏠 Plan for the moving day
Pack your things and plan everything out so you don’t stress on the big day. If you have a lot of furniture or personal belongings, you may need to hire a moving company to help you pack everything. Remember that this costs quite a bit of money so plan out the expenses for this ahead of time too.
🏠 Turn on your utilities for the moving day
Make sure to turn on your electricity, water, and internet before you arrive!
🏠 Essentials first, decoration later
Focus first on the essentials only. Then, as you settle into your new house, you can focus on the non-essentials like decoration and other pieces of furniture you’ll eventually need.
Congratulations! You officially moved out for the first time!
I hope that you found this post helpful if you’re thinking about moving out. And good luck with this exciting adventure! 😊