Living on your own can be intimidating, scary and chaotic. When you first move out, it’s overwhelming to have all these things to do and plan and take care of and still enjoy your university years! Sometimes it seems like you’re expected to know a million things that you were never taught. Over time, all of this will get easier as you get down a routine; but here are a few tips for those first few chaotic months that are an absolute mess.
I’ve lived on my own since I was 16, and I would say I’m reasonably functionable most of the time. Why is it important to function well in your own household? Not only do you simply need to eat, live in a clean space and do your laundry, but living in a well-organized household will help productivity, stave off mental illness and reduce stress so you can focus on academics and your new life on your own.
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