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Old 05-18-2003, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best way to move out of your parent's house if you have nothing?

I'll be graduating college this coming week but I have yet to find a job in this shitty economy to support myself. My parents are getting on my case again about how useless and worthless I am. I'm pretty much fed up with this shit. So I want to move out as soon as possible. Any good advice would be appreciated..
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Old 05-18-2003, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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don't cut off your nose to spite your face. Plan on moving out and start to gather the things (money, bedding, plates, furniture, et. al.) you need to do so.

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Old 05-18-2003, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
You can always roommate with someone else, who is established.
But PLEASE make sure you are a good roomie.

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And replace your own food you eat.
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Old 05-18-2003, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
I had the same problem only i was in high school. You really cant move out unless u have a job that can support you. I owuld go job hunting ASAP. If your that determined to move out you will find a job wether you like it or not.
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
See if you have a buddy who is willing to put you up for a couple of weeks until you are able to find a job to support yourself.

Another advice, tell your parents, instead of putting you down, why don't they try to help you out by providing job leads, people to contact.
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My advise is to be humble. Don't pass up a chance to earn a paycheck because it's not a glamourous job. Start small and work your way up. Patience is always good too...
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Old 05-18-2003, 07:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
If your parents are telling you that you are useless and worthless,then congratulate them on finding someone else rather than yourself to care for them when they get older and need someone to help them. How soon we forget that it always comes around....
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Old 05-19-2003, 01:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a job. Im an apprentice Electrician, and its still really hard to move out. Once you have that money, you won't want to spend it on rent, water, gas, electricity and groceries. You'll want CD's, games, computers, DVD's, to go to the movies, see bands, go to concerts. It just takes some financial discipline. If you have that discipline, your half way there.
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Old 05-19-2003, 06:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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One of the worst things that can happen in my opinion is to get stuck in the vicious circle of "work to live, live to work" when you are too young. You are just leaving college, this is the time in your life when you should be having a little fun, deciding what you want to do with yourself in the future...... that may well involve moving out, but what I trying to say is don't be in too much of a rush. You may think your parents are on your case and it is really tough, but TOUGH is working like crazy all month and only having enough money to pay the bills....

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Old 05-19-2003, 07:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
get a job...any job to get money to move out...
(all the while keep looking for your dream job)
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Old 05-20-2003, 09:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What I've discovered is that as soon as you move out, when you come back to visit them the situation is totally different. They're soooooo happy to have you in their house and they missed you terribly, even if you just lived away for a week

So, get a cheap place, a source of income (this doesn't have to be work ), then go visit them to get fed
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just went though a similar situation. Basically, as crazy as it may sound, just go. First of all, there is the shock-factor, where your parents go "Holy Shit- I can't believe he moved out"

There are basically two results to that.
A) Your parents realize that you really aren't that terrible of a child, and realize that you are not really what they thought. This will generally happen if you are not known for doing crazy shit.
and of course, the dreaded B could occur as well
B) Get out - and Stay out!

Anyway, if A happens, see if you can work a deal with your parents, like they get off your case if you pay a little rent.

If B happens, or if A happens and you decide to keep going it on your own, judging from past experience, It isn't nearly as hard as people say it is. When I had first moved out I was pretty damn content to sit in my apartment and think "Damn... I can't believe this is really mine," therefore saving me a ton of money on entertainment. Eventually it gets old, true, but during this time you should be able to save up a couple months worth of rent.

My advice, take it or leave it, on roomates is to either move in with a really good friend, or some total stranger. So far in my experience I have lived with both. It is difficult to say which I prefered, with the friend we have a commradary, but with the total stranger, we had a lot more mutual respect for each others things and lives.

Just make sure that if there are problems you bring them up before they explode.

My financial advice is to think about the future - don't just make minimum payments on credit cards, that is going to get you nowhere. If you have a car loan, pay extra if you can. Yeah, money is a little tight at the moment, but a year from now you'll be happy that you were strapped now.

Well, there is my 2 cents worth... Good luck to you, and keep us posted.

Oh - on a final note, When I moved out, I had some clothes and a stereo. While I was in my "I can't believe this is mine" phase I was sitting in the middle of my living room floor. Buy the essentials first, and then slowly aquire the "wants "

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Old 05-22-2003, 07:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Financial stability first, independence second.

Rather than work against your parents, have them work with you. Tell them that you'd like to move out and be independent, just as they want you to be, and that you need some help in order to get that way. They've been through it, so they'll know exactly what you'll need to do.
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