Ten reasons you shouldn't be rushing to move out of home immediately
Most of us are eager to move out of home when the opportunity of freedom from the wrath of the rents’ arises. There’s no right or wrong way to make the decision of leaving your humble abode, which has become a save haven where you've spent your life nurtured around. However, here are ten reasons you shouldn't be rushing to move out of home immediately to make the process a little easier.
Cheap board or no rent at all
This is an easy one. While you’re still trying to find your feet, it’s not likely your parents will charge board if you choose to stay living with them. This is such an obvious bonus but if you feel guilty about it, then just say you’ll stack the dishwasher every now and again. Surely that will make up for it!
Quality time with the fam
Catching up on missed time is a difficult thing to do once you move out. School has been consuming your life for the last 12 years and uni will be no different. Family is important so instead of needing to allocate a spot in your calendar for a coffee with your mum, it is much easier to develop a mature relationship while you are still living with them.
Say no more! You’re most likely getting free food if you stay at home and there’s nothing wrong with that. So go on and enjoy those home cooked meals before you move out and are living off rice.
You’ve spent so much of your life in one spot so it’s going to be a comfort zone. You know your family’s routine, their likes/dislikes and their expectations.
Fulfill that rebellious stage
If you never fully embraced the rebellious stage of sneaking out late and stealing your parent’s leftover alcohol, then now is the time to do it. You’re not fully classified as an adult until you move out, right?
Cancel those counseling sessions
Whilst still living under the family roof, you’re guaranteed free emotional support. This prepares you for the future and is a nice segue whilst you’re figuring out what you’re doing with your life.
Living at home is a good middle ground between being a child and entering the adult world. There’s the authority and responsibility of being an adult without the stress of bills and other expenses.
Big one: saving
If your parents see how passionate you are about saving for travel, a car or house then their support will be needed as you save for these future endeavors.
Free all-hours taxi
These often come in handy for messy nights out with the gals. Your parents will want to see you get there and back safely so they will delegate themselves as taxi driver. It’s a win/win situation!
There’s no place like home
That’s just it! It’s difficult to find another place quite like home. Home is where you establish your sense of belonging in this world and that’s a pretty special thing to have.
In the end, although the preparation for the future might begin at home, no matter what you decide the most exciting thing is being able to explore life for yourself and this is something that being independent can give you!
Elly-Grace writes as a means of escape to her fantasies of a Greek summer. Dancing In Violent Fields is her lifestyle and travel blog for souls seeking inspiration.