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  • Writer's pictureJonda Beattie

Flying Solo – The First Home Away From Home

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Are you a parent who is concerned about your child successfully setting up his first home away from home?

This is the time of graduating students, many of whom are setting off to start living on their own for the first time. They may be setting up a dorm room, sharing an apartment, or getting married and setting up their first home. They may have received very good training at home, but this is different. There is so much to keep in mind while setting up this home – as well as starting college, a new job, or a new life.

This blog cannot possibly cover all the information about managing your move and dealing with landlords and housemates. There is not enough space to cover setting up a budget, keeping up with paperwork, stocking the kitchen, or managing time. What I am going to do in this blog is make a recommendation that you take these actions.

  1. If you are in the Metro-Atlanta area, come to Diane Quintana and my workshop – Flying Solo, July 20 at 10:00-11:00. We will hold this workshop at SpaceMakers of America (11415 Old Roswell Rd. Ste. 300, Alpharetta, GA.) The $25 investment will allow you and your young adult to attend.

  2. If you are not able to come to the workshop, purchase Diane Quintana’s book, Flying Solo: A Guide To Organizing Your Home When You Leave Your Parents’ Nest. Her book can be purchased through her website or through Amazon.

There is something magical about flying solo, so give your child the best liftoff possible and something to hold onto when turbulence occurs.

Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer

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