It’s an exciting prospect when you finally are able to move out of your parent’s home into a place of your own. You have a sense of a new identity as you embark on an exciting new future. But whilst the excitement might be uppermost in your mind, there are plenty of practical things, apart from booking your furniture removal, that you need to do to make sure the move is as smooth as possible.
The last thing you want to happen is to have to deal with a crisis the day you move in to your new place and have to go running back home for help!
It’s not difficult, but there are some details you should take care of to make the transition as smooth as possible.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the list of essential points.
Make sure you have enough cash. It goes without saying that the most essential part of being independent is having enough cash to support yourself. Do a budget and make sure you take into account all of the things you will need to pay for. There are plenty of websites you can use to develop an accurate budget but the best advice is to be honest with yourself and make sure you have enough cash for every contingency, and always keep at least 10% of your monthly expenses aside in an emergency fund.
Plan your living space. Assuming you have your own furniture, make sure you have an accurate floor plan so you can plan the placement of all your furniture and personal items. This takes the trouble out of moving day and will ensure that you settle in as quickly and easily as possible.
Another important matter to address is the type of lease you sign for your new premises. Make sure the term of the lease suits your individual circumstances for example, signing up for a three-year lease on a property might sound good at the start but if you change your mind during the lease term there could be some difficulties in giving up the lease. If you are uncertain about this it could be a good idea to opt for a short term with an option to renew.
Make sure you put aside enough cash to stock your larder. When you move into new premises it is quite likely there will be nothing for you to eat. You will need to do a major shop to stock your pantry so you have adequate supplies of everything you need, including all the essentials like salt, pepper and sugar etc. You should add at least an extra hundred dollars to your budget to take care of this.
Get extra keys cut for your new premises. It’s a good idea to hand out spare keys to your family and some friends so that, in the event of you’re losing your keys, you will have an easy backup.
These steps are even more important if you are moving interstate and have to use interstate removalists to do the job. Be sure to book far enough in advance and get some specialist assistance from the removalist.
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