you got any advice for safe and high quality pirate streaming for people who cant torrent cause no storage space?

    just make sure youre using a good adblock before visiting any of these sites (ublock origin, adguard, etc.)

    credit to /r/Piracy for this list and my life


  • - Cartoons
  • - Cartoons
  • Android Streaming Apps

  • [Anime] AnimeMolecules - Anime streaming app
  • [Anime] AnimeXStream - Anime streaming app by /u/mukulbanga. Original announcement here.
  • [Anime] Animeglare - Anime streaming app
  • [Anime] Anyme - Anime streaming
  • Cinehub - Movies/TV streaming
  • - Movies/TV streaming
  • Morpheus TV - Movies/TV streaming
  • Nova TV - Movies/TV streaming
  • Viva TV - Movies/TV streaming
  • CyberflixTV - Movies/TV streaming
  • TyphoonTV - Movies/TV streaming
  • MediaboxHD - Movies/TV streaming
  • Mobdro - live streams aggregator (Sports, TV, etc...)
  • AOSTV - live streams aggregator (Sports, TV, etc...)
  • BeeTV - Movies/TV streaming
  • iOS Streaming Apps

  • MediaboxHD - Movies & TV streaming app
  • Wako TV - Pair together with /r/Addons4Wako
  • Zinitevi - Movies & TV streaming app
  • Live channel Streaming

  • - Official legal service
  • - Mass IPTV aggregation
  • - Sports & non-sports channels
  • - aka ScrubTV: Pseudo live TV
  • Anime

  • ms-demeanor

    Hey you know how I said I was going to make a workbook on the kind of bullshit you need to do when someone you love dies? I actually did that.



    Featuring Helpful Sections such as:

  • Death Certificates – What you need, why you need them, and how to get them
  • Prepare to spend a long and miserable time on the phone
  • What the Everloving Fuck is Probate
  • Some Simple Dos and Don’ts
  • Shitty Mad Libs – Templates for writing Obituaries and Memorials
  • How to plan a non-religious death party
  • So you suddenly have to become some sort of hacker or some shit
  • This is an eighteen page book that you can print out, download, share, and give away; it is meant to be used to collect information about funeral planning and account management after a death OR you can use it BEFORE you die and give people information so they’re not stuck playing Nancy Fucking Drew while trying to keep seventeen cousins who crawled out of the woodwork from gutting each other in front of the fucking casket as they argue about who’s inheriting grandma’s favorite dentures.

    It’s not exactly cheerful and it’s full of things that are probably going to feel really fucking raw if you’re processing a fresh death.

    I’m sorry! I love you! Death is shitty! I’m trying to laugh about it a little and I hope you can laugh a little too because otherwise we’re all just going to cry together.

    Good luck!

    (in memory of my weirdo mother and her weirdo siblings who all died too fucking young and left me holding this flaming bag of dogshit)


    This is so radically kind, thank you


    You’re welcome!

    Life is short, kindness is what we’ve got.

    When my mom died it wasn’t exactly unexpected but it was still sooner than we all thought it would happen. It was a huge punch in the guts and the thought of making things and not being able to show her and share them with her still hurts but in that first month it was like drowning.

    So I made this for her, and shared it with and showed it to other people who are hurting, because my momma didn’t raise a quitter but she sure did raise a softhearted fool who wants everyone to feel a little more loved and a little more worthy and a little less alone.

    I love you. Take care. Be kind.


    This is important, useful, and so very damn kind.


    I have passed this resource on to a number of family members who have dealt with sudden death this past year and a half. Every single one, even the ones going through it for the second time in a year, have used it and appreciated it.


    I just verified that the links are still working on this because of the google security update, but if you’re having trouble opening it let me know and I’ll happily reupload it!


    This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

    That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for ; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

    This is why we download. 

    Alternatives to buying overpriced textbooks





    GaTech Math Textbooks







    Project Gutenberg


    Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 


    not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend


    to all my fellow struggling students out there.


    i am not joking we need to force teach cooking in schools. like. it is an essential thing for survival. do you know how easy it is to make things if you know even the bare bones shit about how cooking works. we need to teach teenagers how far you can take an onion and some other veggies it''s sad that people grow up not knowing how to prepare literally anything. and i'm not talking about oh this home ed class taught me how to make chicken nuggets at home i'm talking about learning the balancing of sweetness and acidity and saltiness and bitterness and shit like that and techniques and oil temperatures and how meats cook. it needs to be taught because it's literally not even that difficult and it matters so much


    i truly believe that knowing how to cook is a basic survival concept and the fact that so many people can't even make simple dishes is depressing as hell this is the sorta thing that should be taught at a young age. being able to take the ingredients you have around your home and turn them into a meal is like, essential and will make life so much better. you don't need to be a high end chef you just need to understand some things that can be easily taught... but then again maybe the education system is playing a roll against this and ultimately they want you to grow up to rely on mcdonalds for dinner. i don't know. please learn how to cook for yourself if you're able. i'm not asking you to hunt for specific ingredients to make some expensive youtuber's "best" recipe but if you know the basics of cooking you can do a lot with cheap canned ingredients. cooking can be affordable i promise you just need to learn how to make do with what you can get


    Can anyone point me towards resources that teach those basics cus I would LOVE to teach my child this stuff but i dont know how to cook


    not comprehensive but heres some:

    internet shaquille's basics but especially:

  • making rice
  • making scrambled eggs
  • making oatmeal
  • levels of cooking meat
  • using & storing vegetables with recipes in the description (this one has a bit of Sassiness directed at people who dont like vegetables but the content is solid)
  • food safety + a recipe to demonstrate

    how to learn to cook (just a list of subtopics, no actual tips)

  • cooking techniques playlist
  • how to cut x
  • basics with babish s1 & 2, but particularly:

  • freezer meals,
  • weeknight meals,
  • kitchen tools (although the specific suggestions are pretty expensive even with the lower end scale items the basic categories are solid, and you can evaluate what items you will realistcially need - eg. if you dont need to read temp for steaks etc the temp reader will not be relevant) &
  • kitchen care (mid-high advanced home cooking)
  • basic knife skills

    picking the right pan for each recipe

    j. kenji lopez-alt's tips and tricks playlist

    egg recipes

    a little more complicated, involved, and longer than any of the rest of these but good breakdown of flavor & how and why to use the basic seasoning/flavor profiles

    and then recipe channels representing various cuisines:

  • j. kenji lopez-alt (various)
  • marion's kitchen (southeast & east asian, western/asian fusion)
  • maangchi (korean)
  • future neighbor (mostly korean)
  • the western supermarket playlist of chinese cooking demystified (more recipes available but these are accessible if you dont have "specialty" ingredients)
  • family recipes playlist by made with lau (chinese)
  • not another cooking show (various)
  • cooking with boris (bear with me here i know he does it exaggeratedly humorously but a lot of them are actually solid and beginner cook friendly. mostly slavic/russian)
  • you suck at cooking (also falls into the intentionally humorous category but most of the recipes are pretty solid anyway)
  • how to cook that (baking, also does debunking videos of viral cooking hacks - breaks down the reasons the hacks dont work, pretty important to understand those basics imo)
  • internet shaquille (various)
  • babish culinary universe (various)
  • i REFUSE to recommended joshua weissman because he is fucking insufferable but if you want you can try if you can deal with it, the techniques/recipes seem fine for the most part
  • again definitely not a comprehensive list but it touches on most of the basics

    I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

    FREE ONLINE COURSES(here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

  • Alison 
  • Coursera
  • FutureLearn
  • open2study
  • Khan Academy
  • edX
  • P2P U
  • Academic Earth
  • iversity
  • Stanford Online
  • MIT Open Courseware
  • Open Yale Courses
  • BBC Learning
  • OpenLearn
  • Carnegie Mellon University OLI
  • University of Reddit
  • Saylor
  • IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

  • TED
  • FORA
  • Big Think
  • 99u
  • BBC Future
  • Seriously Amazing
  • How Stuff Works
  • Discovery News
  • National Geographic
  • Science News
  • Popular Science
  • IFLScience
  • YouTube Edu
  • NewScientist
  • DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

  • wikiHow
  • Wonder How To
  • instructables
  • eHow
  • Howcast
  • MAKE
  • Do it yourself

  • OpenStax CNX
  • Open Textbooks
  • Bookboon
  • Textbook Revolution
  • E-books Directory
  • FullBooks
  • Books Should Be Free
  • Classic Reader
  • Read Print
  • Project Gutenberg
  • AudioBooks For Free
  • LibriVox
  • Poem Hunter
  • Bartleby
  • MIT Classics
  • Many Books
  • Open Textbooks BCcampus
  • Open Textbook Library
  • WikiBooks

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Scitable
  • PLOS
  • Wiley Open Access
  • Springer Open
  • Oxford Open
  • Elsevier Open Access
  • ArXiv
  • Open Access Library
  • LEARN:


  • Duolingo
  • BBC Languages
  • Learn A Language
  • 101languages
  • Memrise
  • Livemocha
  • Foreign Services Institute
  • My Languages
  • Surface Languages
  • Lingualia
  • OmniGlot
  • OpenCulture’s Language links

  • Codecademy
  • Programmr
  • GA Dash
  • CodeHS
  • w3schools
  • Code Avengers
  • Codelearn
  • The Code Player
  • Code School
  • Programming Motherf*?$%#
  • Bento
  • Bucky’s room
  • WiBit
  • Learn Code the Hard Way
  • Mozilla Developer Network
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy

  • Learning Yoga
  • Learn Meditation
  • Yome
  • Free Meditation
  • Online Meditation
  • Do Yoga With Me
  • Yoga Learning Center

  • Exposure Guide
  • The Bastards Book of Photography
  • Cambridge in Color
  • Best Photo Lessons
  • Photography Course
  • Production Now
  • nyvs
  • Learn About Film
  • Film School Online

  • Enliighten
  • Ctrl+Paint
  • ArtGraphica
  • Google Cultural Institute
  • Drawspace
  • DragoArt
  • WetCanvas

  • Music Theory
  • Teoria
  • Music Theory Videos
  • Furmanczyk Academy of Music
  • Dave Conservatoire
  • Petrucci Music Library
  • Justin Guitar
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Zebra Keys
  • Play Bass Now

  • Investopedia
  • The Chess Website
  • Chesscademy
  • Spreeder
  • ReadSpeeder
  • First Aid for Free
  • First Aid Web
  • NHS Choices
  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project
  • Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

    *There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ most useful.

    i’m so sorry i just need to organize my reference tag so warning for long post and organization system that only makes sense to me


  • names, dead languages, ancient cultures
  • 99 ways to beat writers block
  • remember to deal with criticism
  • advice for writers vid
  • character bios
  • eye colors
  • writing prompt generators
  • naming things
  • character flaws
  • things to research
  • types of crying
  • rare words
  • injuries
  • format manuscript
  • can’t find the right word?
  • stop procrastinating
  • best apps for writers
  • online whiteboard
  • possible fanfic aus
  • (kind of) synonyms for said
  • character development worksheet
  • words
  • more words
  • even more words
  • writing resource masterpost
  • british vs. american english
  • surnames masterpost
  • character development chart
  • emotions vocabulary
  • things i’d put under writing references but aren’t actually specifically for writing

  • monsters
  • simple noble ranking thing
  • traditional japanese outfits
  • palm reading
  • palm reading 2
  • guns
  • ships (like ones on the sea not otps)
  • holding knives
  • knife blades
  • different kinds of knives
  • use for a plastic knife
  • fictional world generator
  • deterioration of the human body
  • movies/shows

  • movies for the nights you can’t sleep masterpost
  • version of romeo and juliet that sounds hella rad
  • pushing daisies
  • 2013 movies
  • movie night masterpost
  • british tv
  • food

  • mug cookie tutorial
  • pastry folding 101
  • tomato basil pasta
  • mug recipes
  • fruit roll ups
  • desserts
  • kawaii holiday cookies
  • citrus gingerbread tree cookies
  • gingerbread stars
  • cookies
  • candy meth
  • apple pie in apple
  • pretty cakes
  • chocolate
  • pumpkin spice everything dear lord
  • pimp that snack
  • grilled banana nutella sandwich
  • cute food things
  • the science of chocolate chip cookies
  • cute raspberry chocolate thing
  • beauty

  • how to cover up tattoos
  • game of thrones hairdos
  • beauty tips
  • homemade conditioners
  • diys
  • sugar scrub
  • makeup tips masterpost
  • spoons
  • face lighting? idk
  • burned paper nails
  • diy crayola lipstick
  • christmas tree nails
  • kool aid lip stain
  • eyeliner styles
  • more eyeliner style things
  • dry nail polish fast
  • health

  • hiv morning after pill (WARNING: HIGH RISK read this link)
  • exercise like a superhero
  • period cramps
  • tone the lower stomach
  • free condoms
  • for sore throats
  • ginger tea cider
  • college/education/school

  • college survival masterpost
  • survive finals
  • college life hacks
  • reminder
  • educational websites
  • mit college courses
  • music

  • the best of whatever artist
  • british bands
  • arctic monkeys downloads
  • find new bands
  • make good music better
  • sounds

  • soundrown
  • art

  • shoulders
  • perspective
  • noses
  • paint tool sai
  • mouths
  • lots of tutorials
  • lips
  • get rid of art block
  • drawing lips with the help of beans
  • perspective thing in photoshop
  • adobe creative suite
  • typography

  • combining fonts
  • typography masterpost
  • fonts
  • more fonts
  • even more fonts
  • sewing/clothes

  • skirt sewing tutorials
  • shoe names infographic
  • visual coat glossary
  • taking measurements
  • visual skirt glossary
  • dress necklines (other guides in caption)
  • 8 foot giant squid
  • diy draped vest
  • bra fitting
  • men’s suit fit with bonus tom hiddleston
  • make your own dress form
  • clothing life hacks
  • fix pilling
  • languages

  • swear in lots of languages
  • learn to read korean
  • why english is dumb
  • language of the fan
  • military sign language
  • cuss in french
  • nice words
  • communication

  • line (skype on steroids)
  • synaptop
  • personality things

  • myers briggs personality and characters
  • aura color
  • lots of personality tests
  • important things

  • how to find your dog
  • alternatives to leaving dogs at the pound
  • worst case scenarios masterpost
  • keys in the hand
  • for when you’re sad
  • break out of zip tie handcuffs
  • what to do when stopped by police
  • bleeding and don’t have a band aid?
  • vital strike points
  • how to tell if someone’s lying
  • how to tape hands for a fight
  • just click this
  • survive the apocalypse
  • being an adult

  • becoming an adult cheat sheet
  • balancing a checkbook
  • getting an apartment
  • buy the things

  • free shipping omg
  • eyeshadow with funny names
  • general diy

  • calm bottle/glitter jar
  • pretty lace windows
  • flower crown
  • cool knots
  • bracelet
  • gifts in a jar
  • tumblr/computer things

  • hella lot of backgrounds
  • hd space wallpapers
  • themes
  • more themes
  • snow code
  • tumblr keyboard shortcuts
  • deactivated theme
  • airplane window textures
  • emergency dashboard
  • gif tutorials
  • save audio posts
  • anon hate
  • idk just things

  • how to disappear online
  • body language and interrogation
  • cheap things to do in nyc
  • why people slip on ice
  • book about aliens invading earth and being fought off by wildlife
  • filipino legends/stories/etc
  • make yourself do the things and form good habits
  • different kinds of islamic head garments
  • fantasy/historical clothing
  • how the uk flag works
  • how to walk like a queen
  • logic flaws
  • life hacks
  • arts and crafts blogs
  • fruit charger??
  • helpful websites
  • jar won’t open life hack
  • find people you’ve met once
  • video and photo editor things
  • banana wins all the awards
  • useless websites
  • time wasters
  • life hacks again
  • read minds
  • things to remember
  • uncapitalize caps lock things
  • masterposts by other people

  • icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine 2014 masterpost
  • blacklistecl’s bad days masterpost
  • some tips
  • a masterpost of all the things
  • im5-official 2014 resource masterpost
  • abercrombier’s 2014 help post
  • random websites thing
  • things for when you’re sad
  • more things for when you’re sad
  • cute games
  • cute games again
  • again very sorry for the hella long post but maybe this’ll be useful to some of you


    I want to live by myself when I move out of my parent's place but I'm really afraid of money problems? I'm afraid that the only place I can afford will be in the ghetto and it'll all be torn apart and I'll only be allowed to eat one granola bar a week. I'm really stressing out about this. I don't know anything about after school life. I don't know anything about paying bills or how to buy an apartment and it's really scaring me. is there anything you know that can help me?

    HI darling,

    I’ve actually got a super wonderful masterpost for you to check out:


  • what the hell is a mortgage?
  • first apartment essentials checklist
  • how to care for cacti and succulents
  • the care and keeping of plants
  • Getting an apartment
  • Money

  • earn rewards by taking polls
  • how to coupon
  • what to do when you can’t pay your bills
  • see if you’re paying too much for your cell phone bill
  • how to save money
  • How to Balance a Check Book
  • How to do Your Own Taxes
  • Health

  • how to take care of yourself when you’re sick
  • things to bring to a doctor’s appointment
  • how to get free therapy
  • what to expect from your first gynecologist appointment
  • how to make a doctor’s appointment
  • how to pick a health insurance plan
  • how to avoid a hangover
  • a list of stress relievers
  • how to remove a splinter
  • Emergency

  • what to do if you get pulled over by a cop
  • a list of hotlines in a crisis
  • things to keep in your car in case of an emergency
  • how to do the heimlich maneuver
  • Job

  • time management
  • create a resume
  • find the right career
  • how to pick a major
  • how to avoid a hangover
  • how to interview for a job
  • how to stop procrastinating
  • How to write cover letters
  • Travel

  • Traveling for Cheap
  • Travel Accessories
  • The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase
  • How To Read A Map
  • How to Apply For A Passport
  • How to Make A Travel Budget
  • Better You

  • read the news
  • leave your childhood traumas behind
  • how to quit smoking
  • how to knit
  • how to stop biting your nails
  • how to stop procrastinating
  • how to stop skipping breakfast
  • how to stop micromanaging
  • how to stop avoiding asking for help
  • how to stop swearing constantly
  • how to stop being a pushover
  • learn another language
  • how to improve your self-esteem
  • how to sew
  • learn how to embroider
  • how to love yourself
  • 100 tips for life
  • Apartments/Houses/Moving

  • Moving Out and Getting an Apartment, Part 1: Are You Sure? (The Responsible One)
  • Moving Out and Getting an Apartment, Part 2: Finding the Damn Apartment (The Responsible One)
  • Moving Out and Getting an Apartment, Part 3: Questions to Ask about the Damn Apartment (The Responsible One)
  • Moving Out and Getting an Apartment, Part 4: Packing and Moving All of Your Shit (The Responsible One)
  • How to Protect Your Home Against Break-Ins (The Responsible One)
  • Education

  • How to Find a Fucking College (The Sudden Adult)
  • How to Find Some Fucking Money for College (The Sudden Adult)
  • What to Do When You Can’t Afford Your #1 Post-Secondary School (The Sudden Adult)
  • Stop Shitting on Community College Kids (Why Community College is Fucking Awesome) (The Responsible One)
  • How to Ask for a Recommendation Letter (The Responsible One)
  • How to Choose a College Major (The Sudden Adult)
  • Finances

  • How to Write a Goddamn Check (The Responsible One)
  • How to Convince Credit Companies You’re Not a Worthless Bag of Shit (The Responsible One)
  • Debit vs Credit (The Responsible One)
  • What to Do if Your Wallet is Stolen/Lost (The Sudden Adult)
  • Budgeting 101 (The Responsible One)
  • Important Tax Links to Know (The Responsible One)
  • How to Choose a Bank Without Screwing Yourself (The Responsible One)
  • Job Hunting

  • How to Write a Resume Like a Boss (The Responsible One)
  • How to Write a Cover Letter Someone Will Actually Read (The Responsible One)
  • How to Handle a Phone Interview without Fucking Up (The Responsible One)
  • 10 Sites to Start Your Job Search (The Responsible One)
  • Life Skills

  • Staying in Touch with Friends/Family (The Sudden Adult)
  • Bar Etiquette (The Sudden Adult)
  • What to Do After a Car Accident (The Sudden Adult)
  • Grow Up and Buy Your Own Groceries (The Responsible One)
  • How to Survive Plane Trips (The Sudden Adult)
  • How to Make a List of Goals (The Responsible One)
  • How to Stop Whining and Make a Damn Appointment (The Responsible One)
  • Miscellaneous

  • What to Expect from the Hell that is Jury Duty (The Responsible One)
  • Relationships

  • Marriage: What the Fuck Does It Mean and How the Hell Do I Know When I’m Ready? (Guest post - The Northwest Adult)
  • How Fucked Are You for Moving In with Your Significant Other: An Interview with an Actual Real-Life Couple Living Together (mintypineapple  and catastrofries)
  • Travel & Vehicles

  • How to Winterize Your Piece of Shit Vehicle (The Responsible One)
  • How to Make Public Transportation Your Bitch (The Responsible One)
  • Other Blog Features

  • Apps for Asshats
  • Harsh Truths & Bitter Reminders
  • Asks I’ll Probably Need to Refer People to Later

  • Apartments (or Life Skills) - How Not to Live in Filth (The Sudden Adult)
  • Finances - Tax Basics (The Responsible One)
  • Important Documents - How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate (The Responsible One)
  • Important Documents - How to Get a Replacement ID (The Responsible One)
  • Health - How to Deal with a Chemical Burn (The Responsible One)
  • Job Hunting - List of Jobs Based on Social Interaction Levels (The Sudden Adult)
  • Job Hunting - How to Avoid Falling into a Pit of Despair While Job Hunting (The Responsible One)
  • Job Hunting - Questions to Ask in an Interview (The Responsible One)
  • Life Skills - First-Time Flying Tips (The Sudden Adult)
  • Life Skills - How to Ask a Good Question (The Responsible One)
  • Life Skills - Reasons to Take a Foreign Language (The Responsible One)
  • Life Skills - Opening a Bar Tab (The Sudden Adult)
  • Relationships - Long Distance Relationships: How to Stay in Contact (The Responsible One)
  • Adult Cheat Sheet:

  • what to do if your pet gets lost
  • removing stains from your carpet
  • how to know if you’re eligible for food stamps
  • throwing a dinner party
  • i’m pregnant, now what?
  • first aid tools to keep in your house
  • how to keep a clean kitchen
  • learning how to become independent from your parents
  • job interview tips
  • opening your first bank account
  • what to do if you lose your wallet
  • tips for cheap furniture
  • easy ways to cut your spending
  • selecting the right tires for your car
  • taking out your first loan
  • picking out the right credit card
  • how to get out of parking tickets
  • how to fix a leaky faucet
  • get all of your news in one place
  • getting rid of mice & rats in your house
  • when to go to the e.r.
  • buying your first home
  • how to buy your first stocks
  • guide to brewing coffee
  • first apartment essentials checklist
  • coping with a job you hate
  • 30 books to read before you’re 30
  • what’s the deal with retirement?
  • difference between insurances
  • Once you’ve looked over all those cool links, I have some general advice for you on how you can have some sort of support system going for you:

    Reasons to move out of home

    You may decide to leave home for many different reasons, including:

  • wishing to live independently
  • location difficulties – for example, the need to move closer to university
  • conflict with your parents
  • being asked to leave by your parents.
  • Issues to consider when moving out of home

    It’s common to be a little unsure when you make a decision like leaving home. You may choose to move, but find that you face problems you didn’t anticipate, such as:

  • Unreadiness – you may find you are not quite ready to handle all the responsibilities.
  • Money worries – bills including rent, utilities like gas and electricity and the cost of groceries may catch you by surprise, especially if you are used to your parents providing for everything. Debt may become an issue.
  • Flatmate problems – issues such as paying bills on time, sharing housework equally, friends who never pay board, but stay anyway, and lifestyle incompatibilities (such as a non-drug-user flatting with a drug user) may result in hostilities and arguments.
  • Your parents may be worried

    Think about how your parents may be feeling and talk with them if they are worried about you. Most parents want their children to be happy and independent, but they might be concerned about a lot of different things. For example:

  • They may worry that you are not ready.
  • They may be sad because they will miss you.
  • They may think you shouldn’t leave home until you are married or have bought a house.
  • They may be concerned about the people you have chosen to live with.
  • Reassure your parents that you will keep in touch and visit regularly. Try to leave on a positive note. Hopefully, they are happy about your plans and support your decision.

    Tips for a successful move

    Tips include:

  • Don’t make a rash decision – consider the situation carefully. Are you ready to live independently? Do you make enough money to support yourself? Are you moving out for the right reasons?
  • Draw up a realistic budget – don’t forget to include ‘hidden’ expenses such as the property’s security deposit or bond (usually four weeks’ rent), connection fees for utilities, and home and contents insurance.
  • Communicate – avoid misunderstandings, hostilities and arguments by talking openly and respectfully about your concerns with flatmates and parents. Make sure you’re open to their point of view too – getting along is a two-way street.
  • Keep in touch – talk to your parents about regular home visits: for example, having Sunday night dinner together every week.
  • Work out acceptable behaviour – if your parents don’t like your flatmate(s), find out why. It is usually the behaviour rather than the person that causes offence (for example, swearing or smoking). Out of respect for your parents, ask your flatmate(s) to be on their best behaviour when your parents visit and do the same for them.
  • Ask for help – if things are becoming difficult, don’t be too proud to ask your parents for help. They have a lot of life experience.
  • If your family home does not provide support

    Not everyone who leaves home can return home or ask their parents for help in times of trouble. If you have been thrown out of home or left home to escape abuse or conflict, you may be too young or unprepared to cope.

    If you are a fostered child, you will have to leave the state-care system when you turn 18, but you may not be ready to make the sudden transition to independence.

    If you need support, help is available from a range of community and government organisations. Assistance includes emergency accommodation and food vouchers. If you can’t call your parents or foster parents, call one of the associations below for information, advice and assistance.

    Where to get help

  • Your doctor
  • Kids Helpline Tel. 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline Tel. 13 11 44
  • Home Ground Services Tel. 1800 048 325
  • Relationships Australia Tel. 1300 364 277
  • Centrelink Crisis or Special Help Tel. 13 28 50
  • Tenants Union of Victoria Tel. (03) 9416 2577
  • Things to remember

  • Try to solve any problems before you leave home. Don’t leave because of a fight or other family difficulty if you can possibly avoid it.
  • Draw up a realistic budget that includes ‘hidden’ expenses, such as bond, connection fees for utilities, and home and contents insurance.
  • Remember that you can get help from a range of community and government organizations. 
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