Many of the 20 somethings I know still stay with their mommy and daddy. Look nothing wrong but are you free as an adult?
This is the comfort zone many of you are stuck in. Look it’s fantastic having money, partying it up and having no responsibilities but in a weird and twisted way you are still not free as an adult. I’m not saying move out and ruin yourself financially but if are closing in on your late 20’s, you should seriously start looking at why you are still living at home.
I won’t lie, living on your own is a massive challenge. Landlords, complicated contracts, rent, bills etc. These things will drive you mad but you have freedom. Having your own place is kind of awesome, though. It’s difficult but worth it in the end.
Now that I have planted a seed, lets capitalize on it. Look, you are still in your 20’s, you still have a chance. Start looking at things you need. A fridge and washing machine is a start. Save up for these things or buy 1 item a month. You are not going to be able to move out without these things. I will be dead honest here, buying second hand when it’s your first move is the best option. Once you have all those weird adult things, we can start looking for your very first flat.
Make sure you have enough money to pay a deposit. Look for something that big enough for you and all your memorabilia. You don’t need to live in a mansion when you start out. Bachelor flats and studio apartments are normally a good place to start out with. Also, keep in mind you won’t be able to afford the best apartment in the best neighbourhood. Sometimes you must start out with the dodgy little places before you can move up.
These dodgy little places normally give you something to laugh about for years to come. From broken light switches to cockroach infestations. Things like this will teach you how to “adult” properly.
Let’s face another gruesome fact here, your place won’t be as clean as your mom’s. Your place will look like a tornado swung by about 80% of the time. This is normal, just clean it every now and again and you will be fine.
You are now officially broke but building a wonderful life for yourself. You will be drinking box wine and eating two minute noodles until you find out how to “adult” and budget properly. This is the wonderful challenges you will come across when you move out.
Have fun kids!!
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