24 May Six Things to Know Before Moving Out On Your Own
1. SAVE UP!
— this is maybe the most crucial money move that you are going to make so it won’t hurt to have your first and last month’s rent before hand. Budgeting apps like Mint and Acorn are a lifesaver and possibly my new best friends.
2. FIND A COMPATIBLE ROOMMATE
— five years in college and one of most important things I learned was choosing a roommate. as much as you love them, unfortunately, sometimes living with your closest friends is not the best idea. however, this is just my advice! whomever you live with, best friend or random from craigslist, just make sure you both understand expectations and maybe even sign a roommate agreement to reference and add on to as time goes on.
3. PLAN TO CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE SPACE
— this might seem like a no-brainer but it helps tremendously to personalize your space! Sage, crystals, and pictures with my loved ones are the staples of my bedroom.
4. EXPLORE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
— hitting the local coffee shop and checking out nearby museums are important parts of feeling more and more apart of your new home!
5. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
— this can be a huge challenge for anyone, especially for an introvert like myself! if you are moving to a new space without many people you know, interacting with your neighbors and coffee shop regulars make a difference in feeling a little less lonely on the daily 🙂
6. IT’S NORMAL TO FEEL SCARED
— so i have a mini freak out about living on my own every five minutes, but coming home from work to your own quiet space makes the responsibility worth it!
we found our new home 🙂