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Why moving out might be just what you need

Why moving out might be just what you need

Moving is never something you should undertake lightly. When someone wants to find a new place to live, there’s a lot of considerations to take into account: Can you afford rent? Is there any chance you can get a mortgage? Are the bills going to be something you can manage each month? The list just goes on and on, and most of them are to do with your cash flow. And considering money makes the world go round, a lot of people decide they’re not in a position to be independent in this way, and stay where they are.

But what if you don’t want to have to do that? What if the current place you’re living in is a toxic environment, and you’ve been looking to get away from it for a long time now? Maybe moving is the absolute right next step for you to take. Sometimes in life, you’ve just got to move on, and that’s never a lesson people like to give you. So as an adult, you’ve got to search out your own ways to live your life properly; it’s all up to you to stay healthy and happy with where you are and who you are.

Here’s some reasons when it comes to the pros of moving that might just help tip your mind over the scale of doubt. Read on if you’re the kind of person who always like to make balancing lists before you get on with a decision; it’s not a bad way to prepare for such a big move, if we’re being totally honest.

Think of all the good work you could do here, all for yourself… And if you sneak a pet in, the more the better. 

It’ll Help You Live Your Life

If you’re the kind of person who feels like they’re missing out on the opportunities life can bring you, finding a new place to live would be a good chance for you to take life by the horns and finally open yourself up to these responsibilities. You’ve got the ability to stand on your own two feet here, in four walls you chose yourself, and that’s an incredibly exciting prospect you should get behind.

No longer do you have to defer to anyone older than you, have responsibilities to other people (unless you want to keep these), and all that means you can finally make some decisions you may have doubted in the past, because of reaction. Something like finally getting that tattoo you’ve always wanted, or dying your hair a bunch of crazy colours, or letting out a room to a close friend that you’ve always wanted to try living with. No matter what you want to do, your life is totally in your own hands now.

You Don’t Have to Depend on Anyone

Unless you absolutely want to, would be more accurate to say. When you’re living alone, in a place you’re paying for by yourself, you’re already living the dream of about 75% of people out there. And because of that, you shouldn’t let any of the opportunity here go to waste: it’s time to start being a fully sustainable adult (and don’t worry, you can still have your mother on speed dial for the hardest parts of being all grown up).

The first step to being a fully functioning adult is knowing how you get all your furniture inside of your new living space: using professional movers. And if you can pick up the phone to arrange a date and time with them, you’ve done all the hard work already. Contact a company like Removalists to make sure you’re getting the best quote for your needs, and that you’re never wasting money on the fuel it’s going to take to get your own relatively small vehicle back and forth from your new place a dozen different times. It’s a responsible move, and means you can put a better jaunt in your step when you’re walking into your new house; you’re already smashing adulthood.

You Can Decorate However You Want

This might sound like a small point, but it’s actually one of the biggest bonuses to take into account when you’re moving into your own place. When you can decorate according to your own style and tastes, you never have to look around you and hate what you see. And that’s something small plenty of people underestimate: you should always be comfortable with your surroundings.

Even when you’re living in a rented place, and the tenant agreement lays out the fact that you’re not allowed to change anything, you can still add in some decor that’s going to dramatically transform the space. You can get adhesive sheets to change the looks of those boring kitchen counters you’d see in a school canteen, and you can get decals both big and small that you can easily take off of the walls when necessary. And thankfully, these are cheap purchases made for people just like you. So don’t ever believe you’re stuck with boring whitewashed walls and carpet that has a stain in it just to the right of your sofa; get a rug and some posters to stick up with command hooks. Let your true self shine through here!

So, Should You Move?

It’s a huge effort a lot of people aren’t ready to make, but that’s up to them. If it comes to you and your decision, make sure you’re making it yourself. Yes there’s lots of things to consider, and you’re going to have to literally work hard to make the money to pay for all of it, but sometimes you really do have to grab life by the horns.

Live to your fullest by finally taking the step to splash out on a place of your own, and invite all the people you love over to help you celebrate the time. Taking a chance is scary, and you need to be sure, but only time tends to tell how you’re doing.

Are you thinking of moving out? 

Maybe you have just moved into your own place?

As always, share your comments and thoughts in the section below! 

Charlotte x

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