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- 20 January 2015
- Moving Tips
You’ve finally finished your degree at university and the only choice you have left is to go back home, it’s time to move out and find a job. But there’s just one slight problem…you can’t go back to living at home and scrounging from your parents.
The last time you were at home was 3 years ago; right after you finished your A Levels. You’ve now been independent for a few years and so returning back to the cool kids’ lair you used to have in your parent’s attic is not a possibility, and it for sure isn’t very “cool” anymore.
There’s only one path you can take… and it’s of course a very dreaded, dark, and dusty one move to a new place.
The word just oozes unreliability, but what with the prices for renting apartments continuing to soar and the recession just hitting its peak, there’s no other choice. You don’t have a stable job, never mind any savings; you’re double-figures in debt!
So how can you manage to juggle the responsibilities of living on your own whilst at the same time managing your costs?
You have finally found a considerably well-paid job. Mind you, it should be considering you’ve spent the last 3 years studying a subject you’d hoped to be the least bit useful. But now comes the time to take it seriously. Get straight onto buying that A5 Pukka Jotta Pad because you’ve got finances to sort out.
Now you’ve got all the numbers down neatly on paper in front of you. You can see that you don’t have very much left after your monthly spending and the number you’ve put under “savings” seems so small. So your thinking, why would I ever need a £20 note? Well boys and girls, you’ll soon learn.
It turns out you’ve underestimated your monthly spending after all, this is the first time that you’re completely independent and responsible for yourself. ??
So before you go spending that £20 on a new bag, or a new leather iPhone case – think, do I want it… or do I need it?
While you’re still daddy’s little girl or mummy’s boy you should take advantage of the extra set of sofas. You’ll wish you did when you’re sitting alone on your cold wooden floors, of which aren’t even real – they’re laminated!
Don’t be afraid of hand-outs, everybody needs a little help every once in a while.
Moving into a new place for the first time can be scary, so if you have the privilege to get a few things here and there, your pocket will thank you later.
With rising prices ranging from water, electricity, rent, to food, you’ll need every extra penny just-in-case.
So here are the 3 steps to maintaining a comfortable new start to your life. You’ve learnt to manage the numbers; you didn’t need an accountant for that, did you? You’ve also learnt that you may regret buying a “want”, as well as being grateful for everything that you receive. So rent carefully – it doesn’t have to be in Central London. Spend wisely; sometimes value meals are valued, and of course appreciate what you’re given – other people may wish for what you have.