Moving out takes longer then most people think. Here’s some advice for people that want to take the leap (in a couple months).
1) Save money:
Moving out for the first time is more expensive than most people think. On top of first month’s rent and a security deposit have you thought about all the things that you will need to buy for your new home? Putting money away is essential in moving out, most people recommend having at least $1000 put away before moving out, the more the better.
2) Start buying stuff:
If you wait until you move out to buy everything that you will need your crazy. Not only will this add one more thing to do during the already stressful moving process but that just adds more the first month’s bill. Start out with the small stuff that you know you will need for sure (towels, dishes, etc). Then start focusing on the bigger things (couch, TV, etc)
3) Find a roommate:
Rent is expensive (obviously) splitting everything in half makes the moving transition much easier on your wallet. Don’t ask just anybody, find a good reliable friend that you trust and know that you can count on for rent. Get together and make a list of all the things that you already have, and the things that you will need to buy. With a hiring of moving company in Edmonton, different services will be provided to the person. A collection of the essential information should be done to get the work easy. The moving services will be convenient and comfortable for the person at cheaper rates.
4) Get some advice:
Talk to a parent or a friend, someone that has already gone through this. Ask them how to do the things that you don’t know how to do (pay bills, do laundry, etc)
5) Find a job:
This really should be number 1 on the list. You can’t last forever on the money that you have saved up in your piggy bank (believe it or not) so a steady source of income is essential. If you plan on moving far away and don’t already have a job lined up, then focus heavily on saving as much money as possible (the more the better). As soon as you are settled into your new home start looking for a job as soon as possible.
6) Live within your means:
Don’t go out and buy a brand new 55 inch 3d TV right away. Hold off for a couple months and get yourself settled. Don’t rely on a credit card to buy everything, it may seem like a good idea at the time, but it can come back to bite you later. Even after you are moved in try and save a little bit of money every month, it’s a good idea to have some money saved up in case of an emergency. From personal experience I know that my car always needs work at the worst times possible, a little stashed cash can come in handy in these times.GOOD LUCK!!!