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Things you should know before moving out of your parent's home

Things you should know before moving out of your parent's home
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If you’re living with your parents, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, 31 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 35 haven’t moved out on their own yet.

And that makes sense— with massive student loans, car payments, and low entry-level salaries—the new norm is to live with parents longer than before to save money.

But whatever your reasons for staying, there will eventually come a time to leave.

Moving out for the first time is an emotional rollercoaster. It can be scary. It can be exciting, and it can also be frustrating when you realize you now need to do things you once relied on your parents to do for you.

Here is a simple list of things we think teenagers should know before moving out. 

1-      Learn how to cook.

2-      Learn how to save when grocery shopping.

3-      Learn how to do your own laundry.

4-      Learn basic car maintenance.

5-      Learn how to budget and pay your bills on time.

6-      Make sure to budget for any unexpected emergencies.

7-      Learn how to build your credit history.

8-      Make sure you know how to redirect your mail to the new address.

9-      How to put out a fire.

10-   How to clean your fridge.

 

 

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