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Moving Out of Your Parent’s Home

Published by Chris Townsend

Moving Out of Your Parent’s Home

Moving out of your childhood home can be an exciting event. It’s a way to separate yourself from the person you were and start becoming the person you want to be. Be it because you are moving to college, are planning to get your place, or you are moving in with friends, this will be an exciting adventure for you.

However, moving for the first time isn’t easy, more so if you add the nostalgia element of leaving behind your parents. There are a lot of things to consider when leaving the nest to ensure you are successful, and that you can begin the next stage of your life the way you envisioned it.

With that in mind, and to make the process easier for you, we have gathered some tips and steps to follow when moving out. Let’s dive right in.

13 Steps to Move Out of Your Parent’s House

  1. Talk with your parents

The first step before you start planning your move out of the house is to discuss it with your parents. You wouldn’t want to catch them by surprise by suddenly springing your plans without any prior notice. We know you will be excited to move, but you should consider their emotions as well. Break the news to them with tact and care. They will most likely be supportive, but a little worried as parents tend to be. By discussing the move with them first, you will all be better prepared for it and they can even help you plan it.

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  1. Plan out your move carefully

After you have discussed the move with your parents, the next step would be to start planning it out together with them. Since you will be leaving their home, they will also need to make arrangements in order to complete the move. A good way to start is to establish a goal date for the move. This doesn’t mean that you need to move out on that day specifically, it is only a way to set up a goal post to know what you are working towards.

  1. Develop good credit

The best time to start building your credit is as soon as you are able to. This is one thing you can do long before you are even considering moving out. The reason for this is that a healthy credit score will be extremely important for many facets of life, but especially for moving to a new place. You will need good credit to secure a loan if you want to buy a new place, and even if you are considering renting instead of buying many landlords will ask to see your credit to see how you manage yourself with money. In some cases, you can get away with co-signing a lease with someone that has a healthier credit score.

Open up lines of credit and services in your name and make sure you are always paying them on time. This will go a long way towards building your credit.

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  1. Plan your budget

If you are planning to rent, you need to make sure that you have sufficient money to cover the rent and living expenses every month. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where your rent and living expenses are higher than what you earn. That’s why careful budget planning before you move is essential.

If you are looking to buy a new home instead, a good idea would be to speak with a mortgage broker. They look at your credit history as well as several other variables to determine how much you can get as far as loans go. This will ensure that you know what you can afford in terms of home buying. Once you have the loan information, calculate your budget once more as you would your rent budget to ensure your expenses are manageable.

  1. Save for the down payment or deposit

This step is part of your budget planning. Moving out will require a lot of money, so you should start saving as soon as you can. If you are renting, the landlord might require that you provide a security deposit for the house or apartment. In the case of buying a new home, you might be required to provide a down payment instead.

If you have bad spending habits, this would be a good time to learn how to control them and cut back on spending so you can save.

  1. Find a real estate agent

Once you have established your budget and saved enough for the down payment or deposit, it is time to find a house for you. You will have a much easier time with this if you find a realtor or real estate agent. Their knowledge of the housing market can be extremely successful when trying to determine the value of a home.

You can also check out online sources and forums to try to determine whether a property you are looking into is worth your time or not.

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  1. Hire a moving company or call your friends

Moving can be very difficult, especially if you are moving furniture as part of your move, like your bed. Chances are that you will need a lot of assistance loading things into and out of a truck. You can enlist the help of your friends and family members, but it isn’t always easy to find someone willing to help with a move. Another alternative is hiring a professional household goods mover company, like Three Movers. We can take care of the entire move without breaking your bank account.

  1. Give away the items you don’t need

If you have more stuff than you need you don’t need to take all of it to your new home. You can give away clothes and shoes to charity, as well as toys or other items you don’t want anymore. Another alternative is selling them, or simply disposing of them. Any item you do away with will save you time and potentially money.

  1. Gather moving supplies

In order to pack all your stuff for the move, you are going to need packing supplies. Boxes, crates, bubble wrap, tape, and packing paper are some of the items you’ll need. You can buy these in stores dedicated to moving around your town, or order them from online stores. When it comes to boxes, you could check in local supermarkets or bookstores to see if they have any they can give away.

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  1. Pack your stuff

Once you have gathered enough moving supplies and found a team to assist you with the move, it’s time to pack. Start by packing the essentials first, and set aside a backpack with first-day supplies just in case. Make sure you label all boxes so you can know where everything is once you arrive at the new place. You can also hire a moving company to take care of this process for you if you have the budget.

  1. Set up your utilities and services

This might be a little new to you since it’s something your parents have been taking care of since you were little, but now it is your turn to set up and pay for utilities and services. Water, electricity, gas, and the internet are some of the services you’ll want to have ready as soon as possible when you are working on your move. If you are renting, check with your landlord to see how these agreements would work or if some of these services are included.

  1. Update your address

Once you have finished the move, you should update your address as soon as possible with all services that need, starting with your mail. You don’t want your parents to continue receiving your mail at their homes. You can visit USPS’s website to change the address where you receive your mail without too much hassle. Remember to do the same for subscriptions, bank and credit institutions, and other services that require physical addresses.

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  1. Celebrate!

And you are done. All that is left at this point is to enjoy your new place. You can throw in a housewarming party by inviting your friends, family, and/or new neighbors. Whatever you decide, from this point on you start a new chapter of your life. Enjoy your new home.

Wrapping Up

Moving away from home doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to your parents forever, it’s just a way to close the book on one chapter of your life while you get ready for the next one. Before you can start celebrating and getting settled in, you need to plan your project and choose the right help to see it to fruition.

And the best help you can get when moving is the assistance of Three Movers moving crews. We will help make your move an easy one, and walk you through everything that goes into it. Contact us today to start planning your move right.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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