“I do not want to live with them anymore”, the thought must have crossed your mind a million times. While your first home will always feel warm and welcoming, there comes a time when you have to let go of your old house, roommate, or parents to find your path in life. Initially, you may find these changes complicated. The thought of expenses and responsibilities may haunt you. You will have to look after the rent, the household, bills and everything else too. But, if you prefer staying alone, it will be amazing not to have a roommate who eats all your food or share the roof.
After you start living alone, there will be a period of adjustment. Once you find comfort, you would never want to look back. Here are some signs it’s time to move out and start living on your own.
You’d like to decorate your own space
Talking about home decor, you have been seeing these walls, colors, furniture, and decorative items in your house for a very long time. You would be looking to include a personal touch to it and style your home your way. You may have restrictions from your parents, guardians, or roommate about making these changes. Moving into your own house will give you the freedom to make the changes you like and decorate the room your way.
Your relationship is getting serious
As we grow, we build relationships. Your partners will start visiting you more often and maybe staying for a longer duration. There is a chance your parents, siblings, or roommate feel uncomfortable every time your partner visits. It is a major indication that it is time to move out and find a place solely for yourself. If you stay alone, you will have the freedom to ask them to stay overnight, spend weekends with you, or eventually move in.
If that is how you feel, it is time to pack your stuff and look for your place. This way, you won’t have to worry about your parents or upsetting your roommates. They can come and go as they please and you will have all the privacy you want!
You need peace and comfort
Hanging out with your family or roommates is a lot of fun, but let’s face it: if you feel you need more and more time for yourself, probably, it’s time to move out to your own space. Living alone means that you are not bound to discuss or disclose your day to others if you don’t want to, and you have time to relax and energize. However, you want. If a nice bubble bath gives you comfort after a long tiring day, you can hog the bath as much as you want in the morning or at night without being disturbed.
You love your pet more than your roommate
If you are living with your roommate, who is not into pets, things may become problematic. You would surely need your pet to be treated with love and respect. In this case, you still have an option to find a roommate who love pets. Otherwise, you and your pet need your own space ASAP!
You do not appreciate interference
It can be anything, the time you wake you, the time you take a shower, your preference of sleeping on the couch, bed, or floor, or whether you prefer to cook or get your favorite pizza delivered. If you feel there is too much interference in your matters. It is best to make the decision and tell your roommate it is over.
Your Schedule is crashing with your roommate’s
Your Schedule differs from your roommates’ for several reasons. You may have to get up early for work or studies, and your roommate may come back home very late. Either way, the two of you end up disturbing each other’s routine. You may have your exams or an important assignment to submit the next day. Whereas, your roommate is just on vacation and looking to have fun at home. These conflicts can lead to major issues later. If that is the case, think no more, pack your stuff and look for a place where you can find your peace. It would still be nice to occasionally visit each other and drink thinking of the old times spent together.
The nest is too big for you
Living in a big house is amazing. Imagine you had been sharing this big house with your family or a few friends, and suddenly some of them move out. This leaves you in charge of a lot of expenses. Think of all the overheads you will have to bear. If such a scenario comes up, it is best to let go of the place and move to a smaller place to save the maintenance expenditure.
You would like to be independent
You are grown, strong, independent, and earning well. Living under your parent’s thumb can frustrate you. Similarly, being answerable to everything is not something one likes after a certain age. On the other hand, you may be depending a lot on your family members to buy groceries, toilet papers, or other necessities. If you move out and start living on your own, you will become more responsible, and freedom will help you learn a lot. You will be more punctual, organized, and ready to be a better person.
Follow your instinct and signs it’s time to move out
For the first time alone, moving in alone may be the kind of motivation you are looking for to grow up. It will be time to handle anything and everything that life throws at you on your own.