Whether you’ve just moved to a new city, you’ve finished university or you’ve simply decided that it’s time to move into a place of your own, living alone for the first time can be both exciting and daunting. You may have got used to stealing clothes from your sibling’s wardrobe every weekend or having a catch up cup of coffee after work with your housemate – and moving into your own home can feel like you’re saying goodbye to many of your favourite routines.
Living alone for the first time is a major life change, but it’s an exciting one that should be enjoyed. To help you settle in, we’ve put together our top tips for living alone for the first time.
Secure your home
To make you feel safe and secure in your home, it’s important that you take some extra security measures. The last thing you want is to be worried about every small noise you hear. There are lots of home security features to consider, from motion sensors and CCTV cameras to window locks.
Keep it clean
Living alone does mean that you’ll have more responsibilities, and it’s important that you keep on top of tasks around the house. Taking out the bins, doing your laundry and keeping your home clean will ensure that it is a nice environment to live in and help you to stay on top of the mess.
Learn to cook
It can be tempting to order pizza for dinner every night (after all, who’s going to tell you not to?), but this is expensive and bad for your health. Take the time to learn some recipes and cook up culinary delights in the kitchen. Not only will this make you feel like an adult, but will help you to eat healthier and save you some money too. Plus, once you’ve mastered the kitchen, you can invite people round to your new home for a dinner party!
Personalise your property
To make your new house feel like a home, take the time to decorate and personalise it as you wish. Hang up photos, lay down rugs, showcase your favourite art work… there are lots of different ways to make the space yours, and decorating it will make you feel more comfortable in your own living space.
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