Whether it is your own decision or someone else’s, here at Easy Storage Rockingham we understand, that moving out on your own to live independently can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help make it easier:
- Which moving options do you have?
First you have to consider buying, sharing or renting a new place. Ask yourself questions like will you be happy completely on your own, or would you rather share? What can you actually afford? It can be a good idea to rent a room first while you give yourself more time to make up your mind and shop around.
If you are doing most of the moving yourself, consider our trailer hire – we have fully enclosed furniture trailers at excellent prices – talk to us today 1800 655 922.
- The right place to move to
- Finances for moving
- Hide a spare key
- Ask for help
Research online to find a suitable place is an excellent start, but make sure you do not rely on pictures only. It is important to see the place you are moving to for yourself to get a feel of the place, location, and surroundings. Get someone trustworthy to go with you when you look at prospective places, so you ensure you look thoroughly.
Ensure you know what your budget allows when it comes to paying rent or a mortgage. You do not want to be found short of money to buy food and pay your other bills when the rent is paid. Do not fall into the trap of looking at places you know you cannot afford. If you manage your finances well while renting and always pay your bills on time, your good credit rating will be a huge benefit when you want to buy your own home later.
No matter how much or how little money you have, managing it well is the key to living independently.
If you have too much stuff for the smaller (more affordable) place, talk to us today about an affordable storage unit. You will be surprised how affordable a storage unit can be. This can help your move to be much easier and spacious, even if you are just renting a room. You can easily book online!
Although independence = freedom and adventure, it also comes with added responsibilities. Stay on top of chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry and taking bins out. Simple tasks can turn into mountains of work if left for long periods of time. Look after yourself and eat well.
If you are sharing your new place, communicate openly about ground rules and respect each other’s opinion. Also keep up communicating with the family you left behind and keep your relationship going by letting them know how your new independent life is going.
It can be a very nasty surprise to find yourself locked out of your new home. Keep a spare key in a safe place where you can access it if needed, but no unwanted person can lay their hands on.
No one can anticipate everything about living on their own for the 1st time. Do not be too proud to ask for help when you feel you are not coping fully. Your family and friends have been there before; they will be able to offer assistance or advice that may be exactly what you need. Also try to get involved in your new community around your home.
And if you need any help or advice on your big move to independent living, talk to the experienced staff at Easy Storage today! We would love to help!