Moving house: leaving home for the first time

So you're thinking of moving out from your family nest? Now's the time to look into how to save as much as possible on a pretty expensive rite of passage. Whether you're moving out alone (either into a shared house or a place of your own), with friends, or with a significant other, GetPaidTo are here to get you the best deals to help you on your way

Pros and Cons of moving out

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Alone Out in the big wide world! Own space and own rules. Oh, and your own pile of laundry, and the opportunity to basically be nuddy all the time. Living alone has its pros. But most of the time, living alone makes you L A Z Y Complete Freedom! Make your own schedule without having to let useless flat mates in, no one to nick your food/toiletries/clothes etc. Loneliness, paying for bills on your own, having no one to moan at but yourself when you've run out of cutlery/shampoo/ice cream etc., when you're ill it hits the most, where’s the chicken soup at?!
With Friends / Partners So you've either made the leap with a significant other (nothing shall be sacred ever again!) or you've managed to get your close friends organised enough to actually all live together. Either way it won't be dull, and with an increase in people comes many pros and cons. Chat partners, people to look after you when you can't look after yourself (whether ill or drunk as a skunk!). The ability to set a dinner or cleaning rota, so it’s not left to one person all the time! You're never alone, and with friends or partners there is more likely the expectation that you'll hang out constantly compared to living with strangers where it’s assumed you'll do your own thing.
Student Sharing/ Room renting Sharing with complete strangers is an experience in many ways. Whether you're an introvert or party animal, you're guaranteed not to get on with everyone you live with. It's just a case of striking the balance, and also gives you the opportunity to try many new things! Meeting new people, probably more privacy than living with people close to you, learning things you'd never know otherwise.

Also if you’re all students you don’t have the added financial drain of council tax!
Being comfortable enough to slob around in your holey pj's and potentially mass sharing bathrooms and communal areas can get tricky. Keeping everything clean and organized can be a nightmare

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