One of the biggest turning points in a person's life is when they move out of their parents' home. It's an indication that they feel they have enough skills, courage, and sense of responsibility to make it out on their own. However, it's not necessarily an easy route, making it difficult to pull the trigger and start packing bags.
Are you ready to move out? Check out this list of three tell-tale signs that you're ready to hit the road.
1. You're making your own money.
In many cases, the biggest roadblock to moving out is money.
Living on your own is supposed to give you freedom–not restrict you. Teens and young adults who already make their own money can easily transition to living on their own because they already know the value of hard-earned money. Since they know the energy and time involved in making a living, young adults who have their own income know the importance of budgeting to make a household work.
2. You choose practicality over comfort.
Moving out means you have to look after all the things that someone else used to look out for: laundry, cooking, cleaning, among others. Of course, it could be easy to ask your folks to pick up laundry once a week and drop it off when it's clean. But, the thing is, you really want to feel independent and you'd rather do things on your own.
That said, there are many ways around household chores. For laundry, a quick walk to a nearby self-service laundry shop solves the problem. You're still doing your own laundry without having to fork out hundreds for a washing machine, Eco Laundry Room observes.
3. Your parents are asking you to move out.
Just getting in there and learning the ropes might be the best way to finally be an independent adult. You might feel you aren't ready yet, but listen to your folks when they say you have to move out now. You need to learn to live on your own at some point anyway. The truth is, most people are never really ready until they're thrown into the fire.
Moving out is tough but it is equally rewarding. Being able to live on your own isn't only incredibly liberating, it's also part of preparing yourself for bigger responsibilities in the future.