Whether you're moving out immediately after college, or it's been a few months of living back in your parents' house, the day you really move out is a major milestone. Of course, life happens, and you may or may not end up staying with them again in your lifetime, but the day you move out and into your first place is a really big deal. You're bidding farewell for now to your childhood room, and reminiscing upon all of the memories you've made at home sweet home. As you prepare to leave, it's normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions, and there are just some things you want your parents to know when you pack up your boxes and drive away.
I'll be graduating from college in just a few short weeks, so I know my time for moving out of my parents' house is quickly approaching. I'll be honest, it's hard to believe it's actually happening, and probably won't sink in until I'm packing up my things. But when I really sit down and think about it, it's an exciting new chapter of my life. There are so many things I want to tell and say to my parents, but I guess I'll start with these five basics.