When you’re about to take the leap out of your parents’ house and into the real world, it’s normal to feel excited, overwhelmed, maybe even a little scared. This is a major life change – it can take some time to get used to! With these few tips, StorQuest is here to guide you through life’s next adventure.
Stick to a Budget
First things first: You need to know what you can afford before you find a place to live. Divide your paychecks into living expenses such as rent, utilities, and groceries. As for spending money, set a budget at the beginning of the month, get it in cash, and when it’s gone, don’t take out more. And if you can, set aside a little emergency fund for the things you can’t plan for.
Become a Master in the Kitchen
No matter how tempting it might be to go out with friends or order pizza every night, it’s probably not the best choice for your wallet or your health. Not only is grocery shopping easier on your budget, it’ll help you eat healthier and fuel your body with fresh energy. Ask your parents for their secret recipes or find some online, and become a master in the kitchen.
Keep it Clean
Moving out gives you independence, freedom, and adventure, but it also comes with more responsibilities. Try to keep on top of the chores like cleaning, cooking, laundry, and taking out the trash. If you do a little cleaning every day you’ll stay on top of the mess.
Create Your Space
When you move out of your parents' house, you get the chance to curate your space to reflect your individual personality. Have fun designing your new space in a way that makes you comfortable. It can really make the experience of living alone that much more awesome.
Search for places with added security features when house or apartment hunting. Gated complexes, alarm systems, or living on the second floor can go a long way toward making you feel safe in your new place.
Revel in Your Privacy
Most of us moved from our parents into dorms or with roommates before living alone. This is the time to milk your privacy for all that it’s worth. Save the pants for the outside world, blast your music, and enjoy your newest adventure.
Get Outside and Live it Up
Living solo is the perfect time to embrace the new you and a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and grow as a person. Maximize your days to the fullest by spending them outdoors, meeting new people, and trying new things. Once you get the hang of it, you can test your boundaries and push yourself even further.
Let StorQuest Be the Partner You Can Trust
When it comes to trying new things, StorQuest is here to help. Whether your new place is smaller than expected or you have too much outdoor gear for your home, StorQuest has got your back. Take advantage of our numerous locations, make room in your life, and then make it happen.