Top Tips For Moving Out On Your Own For The First Time

Top Tips For Moving Out On Your Own For The First Time

It is quite rare in Asian culture to move out on your own, especially with rising costs in Singapore. However, as rare and hard as it can be, it is not entirely impossible. Whether you are moving out to live on your own, with your friends, or with your partner, here are some useful tips for you to transition seamlessly.

Shopping for food the right way

Moving out of your family home is certainly no walk in the park. You no longer have the luxury of relying on your parents to put food on the table. Grocery runs become a norm as you live on your own. Initially, you might be unsure of what to get and just buy whatever you want to eat or as much as possible. However, without proper planning, you might end up spending more than necessary and throwing away food that has gone bad.

It is really crucial that you shop for food the right way, and that means adequate food planning and leveraging sales. Here are some tips for shopping for food when you move out on your own.

  • Get meat when it goes on sale and freeze it immediately. Freezing your meat means you get a “fresh” supply for a long time.
  • Do not go for grocery runs when you are hungry. Shopping on an empty stomach means buying excessively. You not only spend more, but you also waste more, especially when you have to clear them when they go bad.
  • If your supermarket has an app, download it. They will update you on their current deals so you know which supermarket has the better deal for the stuff you need.

Do not spend excessively on home essentials immediately after moving in

Having your own space can be an exciting moment for many individuals. As such, it can be tempting to start getting as much stuff to fill up your space, and often, many of these items are left unused. Instead of buying as many home essentials as you can, buy what you really need and will use. If you need specific items, do consider getting pre-loved ones that are in good condition, enabling you to save more.

Set boundaries and rules in place if you are moving in with housemates

Whether you are moving in with your partner or close friends, it is always ideal to establish certain boundaries and rules. If you do not do so, you might find yourself doing more around the house, such as more chores and spending more on home utilities, which might sour the relationship with your partner or friends.

Always discuss key factors with your housemates, such as house chores, home expenditures, and any other nitty-gritty.


Moving on your own can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. However, with the right habits and by following the above tips, you should be able to transition seamlessly from your family home to your own space.

Nevertheless, JC Movers is here to boost their seamless transition further. Whether you are moving out on your own or with someone else, our team of experienced movers ensure that your items are packed and moved to your new space safely and efficiently.

On top of moving homes, we also offer other services, such as furniture removal and disposal and warehouse storage too. In fact, if you need to store your items, we have just expanded our current warehouse options. For corporate businesses and enterprises, we also have a team of office relocation movers. Contact us to make an enquiry today!

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