Things to Remember When Moving Into Your First Home
by Anna Lucas
For the first time in your life, you will be moving out of your childhood home. You are now ready to live on your own in your new condominium at the Lakefront in Sucat. This is a definite milestone in your life and it is both exciting and frightening.
While you are already mentally checking all the things you want to do in your new home, remember that having your
own home is a big responsibility you should not take for granted. Here are a few reminders that you may want to
Don’t Forget to pay the bills
Bills were something that parents usually take care of. It may be a bit overwhelming when you start on your own and
realize that bills pile up very fast. Don’t put if off like most people who venture on their own usually do. Pay them
meticulously before or on the due date. You can pay most bills online so it will just take a few minutes. Just remember, the hassle of requesting for a reconnection is sometimes just not worth it.
Do Make your Bed
You probably think that being on your own means that you don’t need to make your bed anymore. But after a stressful day at the office, you would normally like to come home to peace in your house. Coming home to a messy room will break your peace. So spend that extra time in the morning to make your bed, and it will do wonders at the end of the day.
Don’t Forget to do Safety Checks
Make sure that the gas stove is closed. All the aircon and fans are off. All water faucets are closed. All the windows and doors are locked. As a child, we take for granted that these safety checks are done by our parents. Since you are now on your own, you must religiously do this every time you go out and lock your door.
Do Give your Parents Keys to the House
Giving your parents the keys to your house is a good idea. You never know when you will need them to visit your house. Think: when you are on a trip for a week, you may want your parents to check up on your house every now and then. Or for that one drunken night when you lose your keys, you can always run to your parents for help.
Moving into your first Crown Asia home is indeed a big step. So kick back and relax, and relish in the idea that you’ve now made it.
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