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Re: Moving out

I've pretty much at least once every year in the past two years so I'm getting pretty good at it!

 

Something I've noticed is that every time I move I seem to have more and more stuff...so this year I'm making an effort to get rid of some things I don't need. It's not that easy because a lot of the things I have are trinkets and I'm very sentimental, haha.

 

Budgeting is definitely something you have to get used to. I know some people use apps to keep track of their costs but generally I just spend the end of every month tallying up everything to keep track.

 

 

Re: Moving out

My moving out was a bit messy. I was unsafe at home and before I officially moved out I would spend nights sleeping at parks (during tassie winter of all things) I spent a few weeks in a homeless shelter after that then couch surfed before I got a public housing place.
After a few months at a rehab centre on the mainland I moved into supported accommodation for mental health. After 18 months I moved into my own unit and I love it. I've been fully independent for over 2 years now.

And yes budgeting sucks sometimes especially on impulse buys which I tend to do too often
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Re: Moving out

I only have 1 piece of advice, if you go through something fast (like cereal or pasta) buy it in or bulk or more at once to avoid overspending..... I found it easier to budget that way oh and p.s. bread freezes well Smiley Tongue

Re: Moving out

@Nat8 haha yes we always freeze bread at my place, and then forget to take bread out the night before and have frozen sandwiches Smiley Tongue

Re: Moving out

Haha yes we freeze bread too and I quickly put it in the toaster to defrost when I have a sandwich, sometimes they taste a bit gross that way though.
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Re: Moving out

Yeah that's what I do, @j95.

@N1ghtW1ng hahaha not sure that would take off in a food store but hey if it work it works right? Smiley Tongue

Re: Moving out

I'm super lucky as we have bread supplied to us and some foods, depends whats in the communal fridge. 
I think my next plan of budgeting is going to be good and help, fingers crossed. lucky i saved up money prior to moving because i knew i was going to over spend. lol