Managing a home is no easy task. From laundry to food shopping, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. If you’re thinking of moving out on your own, it’s best to feel comfortable with the skills mentioned below before getting the keys to your new place.

Take a look at our list below and honestly ask yourself if you’re comfortable doing each task:


  • Use the stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher
  • Go grocery shopping alone
  • Follow a recipe
  • Set the table
  • Follow a healthy diet and understand how to read food labels


  • Clean surfaces, the bathtub, and sink
  • Do laundry (washing, drying, folding)
  • Shop for toiletries
  • Know how to fix minor issues (a leaking toilet, broken sink handle, unclog a sink etc.)


  • Make the bed
  • Pick out clothes in the morning
  • Put clothes away
  • Follow a normal sleep schedule

Living Room

  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • General organizational skills
  • Change a lightbulb

General Tasks

  • Understand finances and know how to pay bills
  • Know how to find a reputable handyman for larger problems
  • Time management
  • Be able to identify when you’re over your head and when it’s time to ask for help.

If you’re thinking of moving out soon but think you still need to work on mastering a few of these skills, give Debra Solomon a call! From everything mentioned above and so much more, Debra can help you gain the independence you’re looking for.

Call (516) 510-7637 for your one-on-one and let’s get you reaching for the stars!