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Helping Your Young Adult To Move Out

Helping Your Young Adult To Move Out

It’s always a tough one when your child decides to get a place of their home. After all, it only feels like it’s been five minutes since you brought them home from the hospital. And now they are spreading their wings and getting their own place. However, as parents we have to support them to ensure moving out goes well. In fact, here are some ways you can help your adult to move out and into their own place.

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Teach them the skills they need

It’s so important to ensure your young adult is ready to live on their own. After all, you don’t want to end up having to bail them out in the future as they get themselves into debt. And the best way to ensure they remain debt-free is to help them with the develop the skills they need to have their own place. For starters, you should assist them with their money management skills. Show them how to budget properly so they can afford to pay for things like bills and their rent. You should also work on their cooking skills to ensure they can feed themselves when living on their own. After all, they might be clueless if you have always cooked for them previously. Teaching them about the repercussions of not paying bills is also important. After all, you want them to be responsible with their money, so they don’t come rushing to you when the bills arrive!

Back off as necessary

It’s always a difficult one when your kid moves out for the first time. As discussed on, they often fear living independently. And it’s easy for them to get homesick during the first few months away from your property. Therefore, to ensure they do move out smoothly, you should back off as necessary. After all, if you are constantly in their faces, it will cause them to struggle with the move. Therefore, arrange for them to come over once or twice a week to catch up. And then leave them to it to ensure they have time to adjust to the big move!

Give them some funds to get started

You might want to offer your help through a financial contribution. After all, buying a property is expensive. And your young adult might not have the funds to get on the property ladder on their own. After all, mortgage providers will ask for a deposit before making an offer. And your kid might not have the funds for this. Therefore, you might want to give them an amount which can help get them on the property ladder. If you don’t have funds on hand, you could always be a guarantor for them. It can help them secure the mortgage as if they do stop paying for it, they will come to you for the money. And even helping by organizing their belongings to be moved can save them some money. Therefore, ask how you can help them to ensure the move goes smoothly.


And remember to keep busy to distract yourself from your child moving out. Spending time with your other kids or booking a holiday with your other half are great distractions! Therefore, as it says on, think about the positives of them moving out!

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Brandy Ellen is a born and raised NH resident who enjoys living life to the fullest. Raising 3 kids and a pug, Brandy spends her free time writing for her two blogs – ParentInfluence and Brandy EllenWrites. Brandy is also a ghostwriter for other blogs, click here to hire Brandy to write for you.

5 comments found

  1. These are excellent tips. My kids aren’t nearly to that age yet, but we’ll be there to help when they are. I remember how hard it was when I was first out there on my own. Helps is always appreciated.

  2. Teaching skills is huge! I remember living in my first place and I had no idea how to relight my water heater. I was convinced I would blow the whole place up. lol

  3. These are some great tips, my daughter is not at the moving out stage yet, but time flys! Having the knowledge beforehand is always a great thing.

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