We’ve all been there; we get to a certain age where we want some independence and to stand on our own two feet in our own home.
The trouble is taking that leap out of our comfort zone where our mum and dad look after us, cook and clean and making that step into the big bad world.
It can be a very scary prospect getting your own pad; paying rent, buying food and learning to control your finances.
But with the nervousness also comes excitement as after all, it is a big deal moving out of the nest and shows how mature and grown up you have become.
So here are some top tips to help you through the Removals process to ensure that you remain calm and organised because it can be a stressful ordeal.
– Find the perfect property
Through all the excitement of moving out one can run in head first and choose the first place that they see. Really look around for a house that is affordable and in the right location. It can be time consuming which we understand can be a pain as you just want to move out as soon as possible but in the end your waiting and research will pay off as you would have found the best deal out there.
– Start saving
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that living on your own is costly. You have to pay your own deposit, rent, council tax, utility bills, food expenditure, and general living costs such as internet broadband. You need to weigh out whether your independence is really worth balancing against the expensive outgoings. So get saving beforehand to ensure you have enough dough set aside to cover you for your first monthly bills and start budgeting, you really will be in for a shock.
– Get a roommate
It can be lonely living on your own from staying with your family to suddenly having no one to come home after work/school. A lodger can help in splitting your living expenses to make it slightly cheaper and affordable as well as keeping you company. You can divide the bills, rent and grocery costs and even make a new friend. Make sure however that you get along or things could turn sour and work out a set rule when it comes to forking up the money at the end of the month, you don’t want them to be falling behind and paying for the both of you.
If you are moving out for the first time it’s likely you won’t have much furniture for your new home. Items like a couch, television and coffee table are every day necessities that we don’t often appreciate or realise that without, our life would be different. Try and get a pad that already has a fridge, oven and microwave as these are very expensive to buy but are very much needed to eat properly. Or ask your family members if they have any old appliances they could donate to you. As for decorating the place; a lick of paint isn’t that costly and can transform your grungy joint into a bachelors pad/princess’ palace.