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The Perks Of Moving Out Of Home

If you’re still clinging onto the fact that living with your parents is going to save you heaps of money, so eventually you can buy a house, then you’re probably right. There’s no disputing that one. Living with your parents can sometimes take its’ toll though, depending on how strict or laid back they might be. Maybe it’s time to take the plunge, or maybe you’re perfectly fine where you are. Moving into your own place definitely has its’ perks, though.

Independence

Moving out is probably one of the best ways to build not only your independence, but your resilience too. Living on your own and making your own decisions and life choices will undoubtedly lead to your growth as a person. Sure, there’ll be highs (being able to just eat ice cream and chocolate for dinner) and lows (you’ve run out of ice cream and chocolate and there’s nothing else for dinner) but that’s what it’s all about. Moving out is a huge learning curve which will enable you to come out on top. And nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment.

Life Skills

School may not have taught you how to do your tax return, or which bills you need to pay, let alone all the insurance you need. Don’t panic, it’s definitely not as hard as it looks. Yes, there’s a pretty high chance you’ll make a few mistakes at the beginning, but give it a couple of months and you’ll be a pro. Moving out will definitely force you to create better spending habits and there’s a strong likelihood that you’ll actually save more than when you were at home.

You’re The Boss

Getting drunk on a work night? Yes. Slobbing out all weekend with no questions asked? Yes. Pizza for breakfast and Chinese for dinner? Done. You can do whatever the heck you want without your parents bothering you asking if that meal is nutritious enough, which friends you’re going out with, or why you’re taking a sickie without actually being sick. There’s nothing more refreshing than freedom in your life, especially if you haven’t experienced it before.

New Opportunities

If you live out in the middle of bum f*ck no where, moving out may look like the best option. You’ve got the ability to be closer to new work opportunities, as well as friends and other things that may be important to you. Want a quick trip to a gig, or a festival? Moving out gives you the perk of having things potentially being right on your doorstep.

Privacy

There’s nothing like being able to walk around your own house in your undies (or nothing at all for that matter) with the peace of mind that no one is going to disturb you. It might be a little harder if you’re in a share house, but you get the idea. No more being checked up on, texted the ever annoying ‘where are you?’ text, or the obligatory family dinner time where it’s a game of 20 questions. And even better now that you can bring that new flame round without having to embarrassingly sneak upstairs or introduce them to your ever prying family.

Your Own Style

Last but not least, you can make your new place your own. Express your personality rather than having those pink walls that still haven’t been painted since you were about seven. You’ve got the freedom to start from scratch and make your house your home. It’ll give you a heap of confidence and the satisfaction that the place is yours and you made it on your own!

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Isabelle is an avid music lover always in search of a good glass of wine and a weekend trip away. A typical Brit, is never far from a cup of tea.

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