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Tips to Follow While Moving Out for the First Time

A pragmatic approach towards living without parents

Five things that make moving out less daunting and the new transition in life super exciting and easy!

Practice Paying the Bills Beforehand

Before you make the move, try the art of staying ahead of bills of paying each on time. This will improve your financial skills for the next big chapter. Since staying away from the sheltered abode of parents is a big responsibility, savouring early the taste of it saves you from jarring revelations relating to money and life. Clearing bills helps you acquire a practical idea of how expensive living is, and how you can cut corners to look after your savings account.

No Building Sandcastles in Air!

The trick to settle by yourself without major regrets and all happy and content is by lowering your expectations. You may have harboured a picture-perfect life living alone away from the constant bickering of parents but before you step out for viewing places, let go of the unrealistic dreams. Practical thinking and a grasp of concrete reality will end up saving you immense resources. It is wise to not splurge in the hopes of living an ideal young adult’s life unless you can afford it. Start by taking small leaps and learning at each crucial juncture.

Be Cautious in Choosing a Roommate 

A good roommate is a boon especially if you are a beginner at living solo. You end up splitting the charges, saving a lot, enjoying loads, networking and making a peaceful corner to relax in. Therefore, it is wise to not just willy nilly let anyone in. Set up a short chat and do a basic background check to know about their habits and if both of you are willing to adjust and compromise.

Declutter Before Packing

It is pretty meaningless to carry the burden of every knick-knack you have collected since childhood. Packing heavy will not just cost you more but it may also render the pieces vulnerable to irreparable damage. When you are renting a place, a high degree of economy is required to use the allotted space wisely. Trust me, this will spare you from going bonkers every time you clean the house or relocate.

Start Shopping for the New Phase

This might sound a tad bit extravagant but not when you are a student or fresher and in a struggling phase in life. Jot down the essentials and proceed methodically with shopping as early as feasible. This will save the last-minute hassle and depletion of money at one go.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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