Leaving the nest?
August 20, 2011 2:12 PM Subscribe
Moving out questions!
posted by sprezzy to home & garden (10 answers total)
I've been living with my awesome parents after graduating to try and build up some savings, but I feel like it's about time to move out. It'd be nice not to have to commute for an hour each way to work, and to (hopefully!) learn how to take care of myself.
I'll be moving in with my friend, who recently got a condo. I'll have my own bed/bath (doubling as guest bath when people visit), there's in-unit washer and dryer. We have been friends for a very long time and we get along well, but I think the most important thing is that we both understand that respect is pretty key.
I've lived in dorms while at school, so I have some roommate/living-on-my-own experiences, but I imagine this might be pretty different.
1) What are some unexpected expenses that I should probably plan/budget for now? When you first moved out, what were some costs you encountered that you didn't think to include in your budget?
2) Though I feel like this is a necessary step for my personal growth, I've started to feel a little homesick...and I haven't even moved! It doesn't help that my mom is the type who would rather I just stay home until I get married, and puts on a sad face whenever I discuss this with her (I'm sorry, mom! :( ) This is normal, right? I'm pretty set on moving out and I imagine the homesickness will fade with time, but it's putting doubts in my head.
3) Anything else I should be aware of, moving out for the first time? Based on your personal experiences.
PS I didn't really know how to categorize this question. 'Home and garden' seems a little weird. Oh well