When it comes time to move out of home, it can be pretty stressful. There are so many steps involved, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Here is a basic rundown of tips for those who are moving out of home.
Sort Out Your Finances
Mike Frigger from Cash Master offers his advice for budgeting. “Budget accordingly. Take a look at your current lifestyle and analyse what you use which you don't purchase. Most of the time your parents will be taking care of the many 'administrative' tasks such as the vacuum cleaner, washing powder, and all the tools/utensils every house needs. Costs can quickly add up and hit you unexpectedly if you aren't prepared for the additional requirements of running your own household. “ Find out more about Cash Master by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
When it comes to buying your furniture, you have to be smart about it. Sure, that living room on Pinterest looks stunning, but do you know how much that would have cost? When you’re moving into your first place, be sure that you have the essentials that will help you for the first few months. Buy furniture from MyDeal, and make sure that you have items such as a bed, a couch and a dining table. These are the items that you’ll really need on the first few weeks; save that fancy rug for later. Trust me.
Make A List
John Flavell from Mortgage Choice shares his wisdom. “When planning your move, make a list of everything you will need. If, for example, you are moving out of home and into a place by yourself, you will more than likely need to stock up on kitchen and bedroom essentials, like pots, pans, plates, cutlery, bedding, furniture and more. If however, you are moving in with someone else, make sure you find out what they are bringing to the table. After all, there is no point having two sets of cookware.” Find out more about Mortgage Choice by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Change Your Address
Moving out means changing your address, but have you informed everyone that you have moved? Make sure that you inform the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission), your bill providers, phone provider, bank, place of work and change your details for your license and ID. These are very important, so make sure you get it done.
Prepare For Your First Night
On the first night at your new place, don’t expect to have your decor perfectly furnished; that will take a little time. However, on the first night, make sure that you have some essentials. These include a place to sit and eat your dinner and a bed frame with a mattress. Avoid putting a mattress on the floor and sleeping on that, it will be uncomfortable and it’s easier to just get your bed sorted straight away. Put some comfortable bed sheets on your mattress and get comfy. This is your new place, after all, may as well get comfy! Daniel Lewkovitz from Calamity shares his expert advice for the big move. "Prior to move-in date ensure your security is in place. This means a plan for changing locks on day one as well as a professionally monitored alarm system to protect all the other goodies you'll be buying. Modern alarm systems are monitored 'back to base' using IP monitoring which means you can have effective security but no longer require a phone line (and can save $40 per month on your bill). Remember, others will have inspected your property and this can include thieves who may have 'cased' it beforehand. Just like insurance, don't wait until after you've suffered a loss to consider security. Get onto it early." Find out more about Calamity by checking out their website.
Moving out is a scary and exciting time. Your new-gained independence is looming, and you have a bright future ahead of you, albeit scary. Enjoy your new place, you’re an adult now!