4 Basic Tips when moving out

Household items to buy

Moving out for the very first time can be exciting. But this can be the opposite, especially if you have not made any proper plans. Independence requires a lot of discipline and sacrifice. You must put the essential things as your priorities and do away with that which you cant afford. You must also learn how to save money otherwise you will sleep on an empty stomach for days.

In this article, we are going to make work easier for you and list all those things you need before moving out. You can use this list to evaluate the amount of money you need to save for your household items. Also,you will learn on how to get the hang of your independence life.

First, you need to know what you need in the house. Then you will need to write down these items to avoid forgetting some. You can categorise them according to where they will be used e.g kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom e.t.c.. here is an example of how you can categorise your items.

 

  • Kitchen
    • plates
    • Glasses and mugs
    • Serving spoons
    • Cooking pans
    • Microwave
    • Fridge
    • Kitchen towels
  • Living room- curtains 
    • Carpets
    • Throw pillows
    •  Tv  and tv stands
    • Couch
    • Coffee table
  • Bedroom-
    • mirror
    • Bed Sheets and mattress
    • Pillowcases
    • Laundry basket
    • Hangers
    • Duvets and blankets

Bathroom

    • tissues
    • Toothpaste and toothbrush
    • Toilet brush cleaner
    • Plunger
    • Toiletries

1. What to do in the house

  • Clean your house as often as possible to keep it free from dust
  • Make a budget for groceries you need either per week or month
  • Take advantage of the discount sales in supermarkets 
  • Make house duties for yourself and so them
  • Learn to do laundry and do it twice a week
  • Put money aside for your rent and bills
  • Keep the spare key in your house or give it to someone close to you
  • Have a first aid kit in your house

 

2. Other things

You will notice that some things do not fall under any of the above categories but are equally important:

  • Bulbs
  • Candles
  • Matchboxes
  • Surge protectors
  • Scissors
  • Buskets
  • Batteries

 

3. How to adapt to the independence of life

My rule in this to live like your mother. Take interest in how she plans and does things around the house. Then apply the same routine at your house.you can also invite her to your house and see what she thinks about your routine. Mothers can be clean-freaks at times but in this case, it will help you. I always thought that my mother was hard on me for nothing when it came to house chaos, not until I moved out and learned it was for my own good.

 

Moving out can be expensive or even cheap depending on your plan. Having a budget makes sure you do not get things that you can afford or overspending.  You don’t have to pressure yourself while you can start small then upgrade later. You will feel much better and stress-free getting only that you can afford.