When you are new to living on your own (away from your parents), things like remembering to bring your keys before you leave, are new skills for you. If you are some one with executive functioning or organizational issues, remembering all the things you need to do before you leave can be a challenge. Below is an example of a checklist you can use, and post on your door, to help you develop these new skills. Another helpful tip: you can add pictures to the list to help you visually remember what you need.
Before You Leave The House:
Is the oven/ stove off?
Is your iron/ hair tools unplugged?
Do you have your keys?
Do you have your wallet?
Do you have your phone?
Do you have the things you need for work/ school?
Did you take your meds? Do you need to bring them?
Lock the Door Behind You!!!