So.. I'm moving out soon
February 7, 2009 11:47am CST
Me and a friend are gonna be roommates. I'm finally leaving my parents house. Do you have any tips? Like grocery, saving money, etc? Let me know.
• United States
7 Feb 09
Congratulations on your move! When I first moved out, I learned that there needs to be ONE person in charge of all the bills or things will get messed up really quick. Figure out who is the most responsible, and go from there. The next thing I learned was that there has to be a budget. I added up what all the house expenses were, and then divided them up by 52 weeks so my roommates could give me something each week from their paychecks. All of that money went into the "apartment fund" and that's what I paid the bills from, and bought the groceries with. To save on groceries, figure out how often everyone will be home eating and try to come up with a menu plan. Then, only shop from the plan and try to find the best deals you possibly can. Some manufacturers, like Betty Crocker, have coupons online that can be printed out. I hope this information helps!