Tips for Moving Out For The First Time
Updated: Sep 18
While many people nowadays are staying in their childhood homes longer, there usually comes a time when you finally move out into a home of your own. Whether you have just graduated from college or are moving in with a significant other, moving out of your parents’ house for the first time can be daunting. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by the process by following these tips our Atlanta moving and storage company has compiled. Here is Pack IT Up Moving & Storage’s guide for first-time movers.
Obtain Stable Employment
Before you move into your own home, you will need to have a stable job and income to support yourself and pay all the regular expenses that come with living on your own. Entry-level positions aren’t known for their large salaries, but you can likely still afford housing. You may have to find roommates or move in with a partner to start, which will help cut the cost of rent. Just remember to already have a job waiting for you before moving out for the first time.
Sign A Lease On A Home
This is one of the more obvious tips for moving out for the first time, but you should already have your housing plans in place. Sign the lease of a rental apartment or house and if you will be sharing the home with others, already know who your roommates are going to be. You can either hire a real estate agent to find available homes for you or, if you are on a tight budget, do your own apartment hunting with the myriad of tools available online. To start, browse rental listings in the following websites:
· Rent Jungle
Get To Know Your New City
It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the area you will be moving to before arriving at your new home. This is an especially important tip for moving out of state for the first time. Find out which utility companies you will likely be getting your electricity, water, and garbage removal services from. If you will be driving to work, read up on what the traffic is like during rush hour. If you are taking public transportation to commute, find out which bus routes or sublines you will be taking. Knowing this information will make it much easier to get set up at your new place once you have relocated.
Save Up Your Finances
Moving out for the first time usually takes a large amount of money. Not only are there moving expenses to consider, but also consider the money it takes to afford rent, utilities, food, insurance, transportation, and all other monthly expenses you will need to pay to support yourself. Before you schedule your move, keep track of your spending to better understand what your monthly budget can be. Then you can gather enough savings to afford moving fees, your rental deposit, and at least one month of rent and monthly expenses.
Hire Professional Movers
Instead of trying to pinch pennies when moving out of your parents’ house for the first time, invest in a professional moving company to handle your relocation. Moving out is already a stressful time for most first-time movers, so leave the actual packing and transporting of your belongings to the professionals. At Pack It Up Moving & Storage, our Atlanta movers have helped plenty of young professionals complete their very first moves. If your next move is anywhere in Georgia, give us a call for a free moving estimate and a guaranteed satisfactory moving experience.
· Atlanta: (678) 334-2601