Moving out sounds easier than it looks. Anyone that has successfully done it will tell you how emotionally exhausting it is. This is why we have decided to share six tips on how to successfully move out of your parents’ house.
1. A great resolve
You will cry PLENTY. Furnishing a house is expensive as hell. After buying your first curtain, you will cry. Whenever money leaves your account for any household appliance, hot tears will pour down your face. The only way around this is to steal as many appliances from your parents’ house as you’re leaving.
2. A planner
If you are managing your small money, you’ll need a planner to avoid deviating from your list and budget. You’d be surprised at the useless things you’ll end up buying without proper planning. If you don’t have a planner, you’ll end up using an old book as a dust packer for one week.
3. Good friends
Now is the time to invite your friends over. Don’t be embarrassed. Tell them that you are having a housewarming party and make a wish list so they’ll buy you things that you actually need. Wahala for who no get caring friends sha.
4. A sugar daddy
Do you know how much a fridge costs? Check and see if your eyes won’t water. Moving out is not beans and life comes at you fast. Sugar daddy or mummy is the best insurance you can have for life outside of your parents’ house.
5. The self-control of a monk
Moving out can make you feel like you can now move mad. You think you can now eat by 3 a.m., eat junk food, and live lavish, abi? Omo, you will get tired fast. Practice self-control.
6. The ability to know when to give up
When you are tired of playing grownup, go and beg your mummy to fight your landlord so you can collect the rest of your rent and move back home. No one will judge you. The problem is that once you’ve experienced living alone, there’s no going back. Prodigal son no do reach this one.