How much money should save before moving?

Over time, you must save three to six months' worth of living expenses before you move, so you can handle unforeseen expenses, such as medical bills, insurance deductibles, and vacations. Ask your friends who have already flown the nest, your older siblings or your parents and gather all the information you can. Life has many hidden costs that most young people never consider until it's up to them to pay the bill, such as the price of toilet paper and streaming media services. Try to keep track of all your current spending, even if you're still getting financial support from your parents, it'll help you understand what you're getting into.

While at home, you have the privilege of practicing the art of frugal behavior without the imminent threat of possible eviction. Now is the time to test your commitment: pay your own way as much as you can, even if your parents are happy to support you. It will teach you discipline and prepare you for what awaits you. Since this is your first move, you probably don't have too many furniture and household items.

While that makes moving cheaper, it also means some extra purchases. Renting a fully or partially furnished apartment can be a good idea, even if the rent is a little more expensive. Furniture prices vary considerably, depending on quality, design, size, etc., but your basic needs can be met without spending too much. You don't need to get everything in one trip to the store either.

Take the time to visit thrift stores and garage sales and pick up non-essential items such as side tables, mirrors and lamps over time. Check out this new apartment checklist to learn what to look for. It may seem counterintuitive, but hiring the right long-distance moving company can save you money, as cross-country moving companies handle relocations much more cost-effectively and in time than non-professional ones.

Mandy Harland
Mandy Harland

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