Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

3 Tips For Moving Out Of Your Parents House

Moving out of your parent’s house for the first time is an extremely exciting opportunity and marks the beginning of your transition into the real world as an adult. The idea of not having to follow anyone else’s rules, decorate your house to your liking, invite whoever you want over to your house, and best of all, stay up as late as you want.

Many teens make the mistake of rushing into moving out without proper preparation. In reality, there is no rush to move out. You will find that looking back on your life living rent and bill free with your parents was not so bad. Instead of moving out quickly and haphazardly risking stress and things going wrong, do yourself the favor of really taking your time to make the proper preparations. Here are the best tips for preparing for living for the first time on your own.

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Establish Your Credit

When you start looking for an apartment you will immediately notice that most landlords ask for a credit check. The reason that they request this information is because it helps them determine what kind of a financial situation you are in and if you are financially responsible enough to be able to cover your rent and expenses.

By getting a credit card with a low credit limit and establishing yourself in the financial world you will increase your chances of finding a great apartment when the time comes to move out. Consider starting finding a credit card about a year before you plan to move out. Remember to always pay it on time, and keep your credit utilization below 30% and you will find that your credit score will be very good.

Buy Used Furniture

Start looking at websites that offer second-hand furniture. Instead of going out and buying all new furniture which can quickly add up to a large amount, try looking at used options which can be excellent quality for a fraction of the price.

You can also start asking around with friends and family members if they have anything that they need to give away or are willing to sell you. You will find that by taking on things like kitchenware, bedding, and towels that are from friends and family, you will save yourself a lot of money.

Get a Roommate

Consider looking for a roommate to find an apartment with. This way you will have much more affordable rent. Moving out on your own for the first time can be a little emotional if you are used to living with your parents and if you have a large family. Therefore, a roommate can help ease you into living on your own.

Author: Anna Johansson

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