Are you wondering how much it'll cost to get your own place?
I'll explain it faster than it takes me to repot a plant.
I could win this. I have a green thumb!
Watering a cactus that you got as a gift once a month is not a "green thumb" make.
First, make a budget to determine how much you can spend in rent, then visit several different places
and compare prices.
The cost of rent depends on different factors, like the city, the cost of the neighbourhood and
the services nearby.
Next, you'll need some furniture. You don't have to buy all new stuff. Ask your friends and family. Your aunt Tabitha might have a vintage table in her basement that she'd love to give you. For your appliances, check the classifieds. You can often find deals there.
And don't forget, you're gonna have to move all of this stuff to your new place.
So think about setting some money aside for your move.
You can probably take your hat off.
We're in a studio.
Check to see if heat and electricity are included in your rent. If not, ask your landlord if they have an idea of how much you'd have to pay per month.
Each month, you'll also have to pay your mobile, internet, and online subscriptions. Don't forget to include those in your budget.
Now, we really hope this doesn't happen, but if your place gets broken into by a cat burglar, or you're having a self-care night and your bubble bath overflows into your downstairs neighbour's apartment…
you are gonna be so relieved that you have insurance to protect you.
To figure out the exact cost of your first apartment, you also have to calculate expenses like groceries, pharmacy and cleaning supplies.
Then there are things like Thursday patio nights, personal styling, cardio hip hop, for the glutes, and...
botany classes. If you're a student, think about your tuition fees and school supplies.
The goal here is to be able to have your own apartment without compromising your studies.
To save money, you can get roommates and share rent and living expenses with them.
And that means someone will be home to water your plants when you're not there!
Oh, you meant me?