Living Alone For The First Time? 3 Vital Home-Alone Tips

Living Alone For The First Time? 3 Vital Home-Alone Tips

8th April 2024

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Moving out from the home of your parents or guardians for the first time is very exciting. No matter if you’re headed to college or are renting your first flat, getting out there and making your way in the world is the start of your new chapter. But of course, in those scenarios living with others is usually a first port of call, as doing so helps reduce your costs and gives you something of a framework to live within.

When you live alone is when you really begin to make decisions for yourself. Not everyone lives alone in their lives, but those who do can benefit from learning a few household maintenance techniques and mistakes to avoid. This is because when you rely on yourself, if you don’t do it, it won’t get done. Luckily, you only have yourself to take care of.

In this post, we’ll share a few tips and tricks to help you do exactly that.

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Living Alone For The First Time? 3 Vital Home-Alone Tips

Be Mindful Of Security

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you live alone, it’s good to be careful with your security. Lock your windows and doors at night and when you leave, leave them on ventilation lock during the day, make sure you greet your neighbors so they at least know you, buy a doorbell camera for safety before opening, and report any issues to your neighborhood watch. Buying a dog with a loud bark, or having at least one (legal) implement you can rely on to defend yourself can be helpful.

Create A Daily Routine

If you’re not highly disciplined, it can be easy to fall into bad habits when living alone. From your schedule becoming a little less routine to your dishes piling up, over time you might find your comfort waning. That’s why it’s healthy to create a daily routine you can relax in, from putting together your dishes straight after cooking to laundry days to cleaning each room one day every week. This way, you can maintain your space and still enjoy a comfortable life. It will also keep you motivated and prevent the urge to just relax in front of the TV all alone each weekend.

Living Alone For The First Time? 3 Vital Home-Alone Tips

Buy Your Basic Implements

You might not need a cheese grater now, but you will one day. The same goes for a laundry bin, a cutting board, serving plates, warm tea mugs, a rice cooker, and many other implements that help you live comfortably. Heading to the local furnishing shop and buying as much as you need, even if they’re cheap, can help you with the basics to begin with. Even little things, like avoiding condensation in your dryer and using color catchers to help you avoid wasting water in mixed washes can help you find your pace and live with intention. These are the little tricks you learn after a while, but they do add up for the better.

With this advice, you’ll be sure to adore your first solo living experience. Have fun, you’ve got this!

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