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5 Things To Do To Prepare for Your First Big Move

5 Things To Do To Prepare for Your First Big Move

Are you ready to move out on your own?

I know for me, I’m extremely excited, nervous, and just overall overwhelmed with moving out on my own for the very first time. I am so grateful that my boyfriend will also be moving with me and I won’t be doing it all by myself but it’s still crazy knowing all the things that go into moving out. We had to search for the apartment, get approved, sign a lease, and go furniture shopping.

I wanted to make a post dedicated to helping you prepare for your move because I know I read a lot of posts about moving and apartment hunting that helped me along the way. I will let you know the five main things that you will help you to prepare for your big move.

( this post is for people who have signed a lease and are just heading to the next step: buying furniture, etc. I’ve already made a post about my apartment hunting experience and provided tips on that post. I’ll have it linked down below)

Here they are:

  1. Furniture Is Expensive - Save for this as much as you can! It’s so important that you start window shopping and figuring out what you like/don’t like. It will help you price point how much your ideal furniture items costs and what you will be able to get.

  2. Talk to Leasing Agent - Make sure that you stay on top of your paper work and lease. If you are required to get renter’s insurance, contact the energy company, or be notified of how much the move-in expenses are. It's important that you keep track of this, so you don’t get surprised by anything when you officially move in.

  3. Have a Time Frame - If you have a date that you would like to move out, it’s time for you to set up a time frame of when you would like to have everything set. When would you like to start apartment shopping? When would you like to start furniture shopping? When would you like the lease to start? Find the answers to all of this and set a plan in action.

  4. Budget’s Set - Don’t spend more than you can afford to spend. Set aside money for move- in expenses, furniture, rent, and any other expenses that you might need to have money for.

  5. Don’t Procrastinate - If you have a time-frame and a budget. It’s time for you to start executing the plan. Don’t wait until the last minute to start looking for apartments, furniture, or to start saving.. Start planning now!

I hope that these five tips help you to prepare for your big move. I’ll be vlogging my whole entire moving experience on my YouTube channel, which I’ll have linked down below. If there are any other posts you would like me to write pertaining to moving then let me know in the comment section below.


YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm0DYaOWw-wL3J8OK1c5b9w

Apartment Hunting: https://tashabattle.com/home/2019/3/27/3-money-mistakes-to-avoid-making-in-your-20s

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