I'm 19 almost 20, looking to move from LA to Seattle on my own. Will be trying to secure a job before as well as housing, obv. What would be some things to seriously consider as well as the first steps to planning? It's all in the early stages right now. I just know I want to move there for awhile and take a break from college.What are things to consider when moving out of parent's house for the first time?
First don't try to secure a job...DO secure a job.
Second, everything costs. Your apartment, utilities, food, transportation, it isn't cheap to live on your own. Understand that you will not be able to afford a lot of anything. Expenses would be easier if you have a room mate.
Third, where ever you end up renting take care of your place as if it's yours. Keep it clean, try your best not to damage anything because you will have to pay for it in the end.What are things to consider when moving out of parent's house for the first time?
1. Learn how to Budget! and be realistic about costs of living on your own- try not to have any debts. beware of those credit cards.
2. will you get your own place or share? transportation?
3. is making new friends easy for you? do you know anyone in seattle?
do you have an interest/hobby that you can get involved with to be able to meet new people?
While family and old friends from LA are good to have a support network wherever you live is very important
4, do research about the area you are moving to- jobs, housing/ etc
Be sure to plan way ahead, if you don't have any money saved up, put off moving for a little while and put some cash away, just in case, say your car breaks, you need medical attention (God forbid), or you lose your job.