Moving to College: What You Need

Moving away from home for the first time can be both exciting and intimidating. The key to success is to follow the advice of people who have done it before, be prepared. Most people who move out of the house for the first time miss the little things they have taken for granted. Establishing independence can be more about conquering the little things than the big ones. Below are some helpful moving tips for those who find themselves on their own for the first time.

Learn to Cook – students in college can be on a very limited budget. Eating out on a consistent basis can be very expensive even when sticking to fast food. Learning to cook can be a great way to reduce costs and still eat hearty delicious and healthy meals. Many students are limited by the space provided in their dorms or apartments, but most

The Little Things – there’s lots a little things that people can forget if they’ve never been the primary shopper in their household. Bathroom items like toilet paper, hand towels, plungers, brushes and even toothpaste can go unnoticed until you absolutely need them. Until a have a fully stocked kitchen, a person might feel like they have to constantly go to the store in order to get a an item they need to cook certain food.

Learn to Budget – the cost of living independently can rack up quickly. It’s a good idea to create a list of estimated costs and measure it against income. It may be necessary to cut back on certain creature comforts in order to survive and stay out of debt. The first few months will be unusually expensive as normal household items are stocked up on, but costs go down after awhile. It’s also a good idea to put a little bit of money in a rainy day account in case of emergencies.

 

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