Living on your own, or even moving out of your folks’ place, is a big milestone in life. It doesn’t just scream independence, it’s one of the biggest signs that you’re a full-fledged adult. But before you celebrate in excitement, there are a lot of things to consider before asking for the keys to your new place. Don’t worry about getting overwhelmed though, we’ve listed a 10-pointer checklist to help you out before moving in somewhere else:

1. Consider The Location

It may seem like stating the obvious, but sometimes looking for the closest place to your office isn’t always the best idea. Take for example if you’re working in the heart of Makati, looking for places near Ayala might break your bank. If you have a car or have no issues with commuting, then maybe looking for a place slightly outside the border of the city is your best bet. Consider your time of commute as well and your budget.