If you’ve never lived on your own before, then it can be a daunting and scary thought. Whether you’re used to living with someone such as a partner from whom you’ve just separated from or are moving out from your parents house and feel like you don’t even know if you can manage things on your own, then we have some good news for you.
Once you’ve gotten used to living on your own, which actually happens pretty quickly, then you’ll wonder why you didn’t want to do it sooner, and you’ll also see that there was truly nothing to be afraid of.
To help motivate and inspire you a little more, we’re going to share with you just some of the very real positives you’ll experience when you live on your own for the first time.
When you live with other people, you may have some degree of privacy, but it’s not going to be anything compared to the kind of privacy you get when living on your own. You don’t have anyone walking into your room without warning, and you can walk around the house exactly as you please without worrying about anyone coming in. Of course, privacy doesn’t need to be for these reasons, but sometimes it’s just nice to have your own space and be able to control who comes in and out.
Everything is always as you left it:
There’s truly nothing more annoying than going out to work all day or even going on vacation when you’ve left everything clean and tidy and then coming back to a complete mess. It can really ruin relationships if one person values order and cleanliness and the other is a bit of a slob, so when you live on your own for the first time and experience this feeling of knowing that the way you leave the place is exactly the way it will be when you come back is pretty great
No sharing the remote or arguing over what to watch:
If you’re someone who loves to come home at the end of a long day and chill in front of the TV, then the last thing you want to be doing is fighting with your partner over what to watch. If you’ve lived with someone who liked to dominate what everyone watched, then this simple pleasure in life will be even better when you live alone.
You can decorate exactly as you wish:
When you live on your own, one of the best things is that you can make the place look exactly the way you want it to and you don’t have to compromise with anyone about it, so if you’ve always lived with someone who you had to do this with, then you’ll love living on your own and having the freedom to decorate on your own.
You’ll save money:
Whether it’s saving on gas and electric bills or even groceries, the overall costs of living on your own versus living with someone else are definitely going to be noticeably lower.