Here’s a list of useful life skills you might learn when you move away from home, in no particular order:

  • How to get car insurance
  • How to get medical insurance
  • How to rent a car
  • How to book airline tickets
  • How to rent a new apartment or rent out your own property
  • How to buy and/or sell a house
  • How to cook a meal
  • How to hire a moving company or rent a moving truck
  • How to sell your stuff
  • How to register to vote
  • How to set up a bank account
  • How to get life insurance
  • How to bug your landlord about your broken appliances
  • How to deal with being an outsider
  • How to move with a pet
  • How to find a church or other community group
  • How to not look like a dumb tourist
  • How to drive (and park) in unfamiliar places
  • How to properly pack clothing, furniture, etc. for moving
  • How to get a new job and leave your current job
  • How to find a new dentist, doctor, vet, etc.
  • How to find a mechanic
  • How to make new friends
  • How to strike up a conversation with a stranger
  • How to get lost (and be okay with it)
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