Living alone can be a scary experience that a lot of people might struggle with at first. Due to the uncertainty that a lot of people can face when moving in alone we have put together some key tips that we feel would make it a lot easier when you move.
Being able to budget and plan where your money is going will help you to be able to afford everything and to not panic and worry where the money will be coming from as you should of already budgeted it into your monthly allowance.
2. Don’t become unorganised
This is a big issue for people who are new to living on their own, especially if its your first time away from your parents, as you will quickly become disorganised in every aspect of day to day living. A key tip to avoid this is to keep track of what is going on, such as being careful how long you leave before washing your clothes and also leaving any dirty dishes around.
3. Take up new hobbies
The biggest thing you need to do is make sure your aren’t isolating yourself away from friends and family, instead your going out 1-2 times a week doing things you enjoy for example, seeing friends or taking up a new hobby like football or reading. This will allow you to not be isolated away from everyone and will instead allow you to still be included in things.
4. Make sure your new place has sufficient security
Whenever your moving into a new place alone make sure the property is fitted with enough security, this can include strong locks on the doors, an alarm system and secured areas such as the garden being sealed off completely and not missing a fence panel. If you know that the property has enough security it will enable you to have peace of mind that you are in a secure environment.
5. Be nice to neighbours
Being nice to your neighbours will mean that you have someone to help you out if you need something, it would allow for you to feel safe knowing your neighbours were looking out for you. Just having a general chat with them will make them more likely to look out for you whether it be helping if you need help or taking a parcel for you when you’re out, if you make a good relationship with them then that would continue and help you when living on your own.
6. The biggest tip is to give it time
Don’t expect to move in and everything works out first time, things will go wrong and you will need time to settle into being alone. You may find that the first week is great as you get over the buzz of moving in alone but once that’s over you may find you feel lonely or there is no one to talk to which is why you need to give yourself time to settle into the routine of being alone and not always coming home to find somewhere there to vent to about the bad day at work. Keeping yourself occupied and entertained will always help to combat the loneliness but once you’ve been in the property a few weeks it will feel normal.