Living at home can come with it’s pros and cons. You may be looking for a sign to see if it’s time to leave the nest. Here are 12 major signs that it’s time for you to move out of your parent’s house.
How Do You Know When You Should Move Out Of Your Parent’s House?
Moving out on your own can be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. This decision will lead to you making decisions for yourself, a lot from planning, and budgeting. For example, you would have to start budgeting for what groceries you need.
Here are 12 major signs that it’s time to move out of your parent’s house.
Signs It’s Time To Move Out Of Parent’s House
1. Needing More Space
As you get older, you’re going to be purchasing items you enjoy having. Sooner or later you’ll begin to feel limited about what you can buy due to the lack of space in your room.
Your childhood bedroom starts to get crowded. Shelves and containers are at capacity. Then your parents get irritated over the fact that your stuff is everywhere and want you to keep it somewhere else; either inside your room or in the basement.
2. Still Have a Curfew
Having a curfew at 15 is very different from having a curfew at 21 or 25. The events in your 20s run longer and many plans change quickly.
Parents set curfews to make sure you’re home by a specific time just for safety and to know you’re home before anything happens.
If you begin to get irritated by curfews and having your parents text you constantly on updates, then it’s time to look into moving out of your parent’s house. For further freedom and flexibility.
3. Tempted To Lie About Where You’re Going
As a teenager, we use to lie all the time when we went with our friends (sorry Mom and Dad!). however, when you become older, it honestly doesn’t make sense to lie to your parents.
If you feel the need to keep your outings a secret from your parents then it’s time to look for a place of your own.
Having your own place, you no longer have to go to your parents and let them know where you’re going or come up with an alibi. You can just go to the event and come back home. No hassle.
4. You Know How To Cook
I truly believe that once you know how to cook you’re one step closer to getting a place of your own. This isn’t like college where you can survive off noodles in a cup and microwave dinners.
As you get older your body will be needing nutrients now more than ever. We can’t digest the same products in our late 20’s.
5. You Have Enough Savings
Moving out can cost a lot for a single person. The cost of purchasing apartment essentials, first and last month’s rent, and moving supplies can come up to $10,000.
Additionally, you want some money to fall on when it’s time to move. This could be 1-3 months of emergency savings. Just in case anything happens.
6. Have a Full-Time Job That Can Support Your Way of Living.
Are you at a point in your life where you’re in a great place at work? Have you developed healthy spending habits and know how to spend your money? This is a great time to look into moving into your own place.
If your finances are in order, you can look into the idea of purchasing property. It’s a great way for you to invest your money and have somewhere to live.
This also includes your credit score. You can’t get an apartment or a house without a good credit score.
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7. Moving Out for The Right Reasons
Only move out for the right reasons. This could be; relocating for a job opportunity, you’re getting serious in your relationship, or you need to branch out.
Just because you had one fight with your parents doesn’t mean that it’s time to start signing leases.
8. Privacy Issues
Leaving your bedroom door open, searching your room, being nosy, and always coming into your room without asking can get annoying.
If you have younger siblings you can understand this one. As much as we love our siblings, we still want our own space!
Want to have more privacy for yourself? it’s a sign you’re ready to move out of your parent’s house.
9. You Crave Independence
Purchasing your favorite snacks, calling the doctors for yourself, and taking over your own expenses. You begin to strive on doing things on your own. Becoming responsible for yourself.
In addition, you start trying new things by yourself with your parent’s help. Slowly but surely you begin to limit the amount of time you go to your parents for things.
10. Begin Paying your Parents a Portion of the Rent
Have you started paying your parent’s rent? Or decided to contribute to helping out with the utility bill? And paying your portion ON TIME?
If you answered yes to all three questions, you’re ready to take on your own bills.
11. You Start Bickering With Your Parents
This point also includes your siblings!
Living at your parent’s house, you have to follow their rules. This could lead to not seeing eye to eye with your parents, then that’s where the bickering starts.
You still love your parents. However, you have outgrown being dependent on them. And that’s okay.
12. You Just Know
Deep down, you already know the answer. At the end of the day, this new stage of life will come around sooner or later.
Remember to move out when you’re ready financially and mentally. if you still want to move out but see the cost of living on your own is too high, look into moving in with a roommate or your boyfriend.
Is It Better To Move Out Or Live With Parents?
It entirely depends on how you truly feel. Are you ready for all the responsibilities to be on you at all times? Worrying about what you have to cook and getting your chores done without any reminders?
You can be shown all the signs in the world, however, you want to make sure you can financially take care of yourself. Here is a blog post where I go in-depth about Things I Wish I Knew Before Renting My First Apartment!