What is life like? We grow up with our parents, then comes a time when we have to leave this nest behind in hope for the best, it can be for studies or for work and for a few marriages. Well, whatever the reason may be, the feeling of leaving home brings along with it excitement and trauma. The excitement in terms of being independent, living free and living your dreams too; and Trauma in terms of handling everything alone and starting afresh.
Moving to a new place involves a lot of work, one of the most important things is to find a home. While everyone cannot afford to rent a flat independently, they often opt for shared accommodation. Yet another thing to be excited about, for every young adult sharing a house with friends and like-minded people is an experience and also forms one of the most memorable time of their independent journey.
There are ups and downs of sharing an accommodation, waking up to loud noises, hilarious couch moments and much more. But before all that, you need to prepare to start your new life in a shared house. Sharing an accommodation along with a gang of people from dissimilar backgrounds is a home away from home. To make this home feel like one, you would need to make a bit of preparation, try these ideas:
10 Things To Buy Before Beginning Your New Life In A Shared House
1. Personal Grooming Items
Once you start living alone probably the first set of things you will need is your grooming items. No one (unless it’s your company’s HR) will be reminding you to get your hair trimmed or your nails done. Ensure that you carry all the essentials, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorants, creams, and hairspray etc.
2. Bath Essentials
Bathing essentials are the second on the list. When you lived with your parents you never had to worry about soaps and shampoos, but now you are all by yourself make sure you stock it all up.
3. Cooking Essentials
Crucial for survival, be ready to miss mum-made and home-made meals. Depending on Maggi can sound like a good idea, but for how long? Your taste buds will soon reject it. Also, don’t think about depending on restaurants and messes, it can mess up your health totally. Cooking can be a good idea, try to buy some basic utensils to help you cook a comforting and healthy meal.
Sheets, pillowcases, and duvet cover your key to good sleep. Without cozy bedsheets you might not feel comfortable, also don’t bank on your friends to have it as the ones they might be carrying can be old and stinky.
For most of us, our mobile phones are enough to wake us up in the morning but some over sleepers still depend on traditional alarm clocks rather than their cell phones. If you are an over sleeper then make sure you buy one that has a great volume to wake you up.
6. Electric Kettle
For all those who love to have beverages like tea/coffee, an electric kettle is a compulsion. Once you start living alone you become too lazy to get up and make tea/coffee, an electric kettle is a true savior for such moments. Also, they are great to prepare lazy instant noodles, just pour in some hot water and you are done for some tasty munching.
7. Home Cleaning Supplies
Hygiene is a must, and young people are cursed for the fact that stay dirty and in dirty places. Make sure you stock up everything that is needed to keep your home clean, a broomstick, a mop, and a bucket are the bare essentials you will need.
When you start living independently passing time alone especially during the weekends becomes extremely difficult; Television is a true savior in such cases.
9. Clothes Airer
Another very important thing you would need when you start living in a shared house. Remember, your mummy is back home, and now it’s time that you take care of your laundry’s. Having a clothes airer will help you make your living area look a lot better and organized, else you might hand up tying ropes all around to dry them.
10. A Pot Of Plant
Greenery fills a freshness to any home, so come equipped with some beautiful pots of a lush new indoor pot plant.
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- Bed with pillows and bedsheets
- Kitchen Utensils
- TV with DTH connection
- High-Speed Internet
- Cooking Essentials (Gas, utensils etc.)
CoLive ensures that your move into your new home is smooth and you have to make minimal preparations to live in this shared house. Living in a CoLive house is about enjoying moments of hilarity with your flatmates, sitting around the kitchen table sharing meals as a family, and creating long-lasting new friendships with like-minded heads.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What essential items should I buy to kickstart my new life?
2. How do I budget for these new life purchases?
3. Is it better to buy everything at once or gradually?
4. What are some often-overlooked items that are crucial for a new beginning?