You will find that your tastes and priorities evolve. You will start to care more about wallpaper patterns and bathroom magazine reading material.
You can get a budget app, research renters insurance – and really look into the pros and cons of moving home. Your friends and family will support you when you fear that you won’t be able to leave.
But you probably won’t need them
Your flat may even find itself with a signature scent if you aren’t careful!
Well, in any case, it will be your identity that can evolve and mature when you move out. You won’t be in the shadow of your parents anymore.
Discover if you actually like green peas after all their fussing. Conclude where you stand on carpets versus rugs; curtains versus blinds.
It’s all free real estate. You will realize how unsatisfying your life was, graduating from school to return home and not grow beyond the parents’ emergency fund.
Simultaneously, as juggling your new artistic and aesthetic capacities, you can also get some grown-up adulting done. Start looking into council tax, checking which days the bins go out on, and playing nice with your neighbors.
These are all social skills that they don’t teach you in school, and most people just have to pretend to know enough to get by. This is your opportunity to get ahead of the curve and actually know what you’re talking about.
Ask your parents for help by all means, but don’t let them do it for you. Make the calls yourself, register for things in your name.
Deep breathe – even set up a direct debit or standing order in your own name.
I know, I know, These are big steps
But trust me, they’re surprisingly easy to replicate once you start!
My sister was ready to move when she moved; she was well-researched and knew exactly what she wanted: financial independence. She didn’t let bad credit or the need to refinance her student loans get in her way.
She downloaded and investment app and evolved from one of those adult children to a mature individual.
Joining the job market and a willingness to improve her credit score did her wonders.
Moving out opened so many doors for her.
Truly, you won’t want to go back to your mooching teenage self.
I personally recommend Scotland if you’re hunkered down after the London life. It’s cheap, far away, and so pretty!