By: Connor Judson Garrett – June 7, 2016
1) Good Habits
Don’t treat your parent’s house like a hotel, expecting maid service. Be your own housekeeper and theirs – this will get you in the habit of keeping your life and physical space orderly.
Don’t sleep n till noon – if you are unemployed, you should be looking or doing something to generate income, which means setting a schedule and working during normal business hours.
Create a budget and get a firm grasp on how much money you’ll need to save up for the move out. When you get it, keep it. Avoid spending until you your safety net prepared.
2) Jump Start Your Job Search
Even if you already have a job, consider whether or not it will actually cover your expenses. If you don’t then you should be proactive about this step anyways.
3) Set a Date
Put pressure on yourself to make it happen by setting a deadline. Figure out where you’re going to live and what the true minimum of what you need is, and do everything you can make it happen. Set aside enough for your first few months of rent, moving and furniture costs. Spend time with the people you need to and leave on good terms.
4) Move Out
Don’t be afraid, embrace the chance to learn and be excited that you’re going to find out new things about yourself.