Living alone can be convenient for some. There are a lot of things you can do comfortably while living alone. Doing tasks can also make you more responsible since there’s nobody else there to do them for you. You get to come home late at night without worrying that you might wake up somebody else. Those are the advantages of living alone.
But some people are a little worried about pulling off this setup. That’s why some find roommates to share a room with. It’s going to also make them save money for rent since it’s shared. Other people live with strangers in a dorm-like building, and they call it “co-living.” They would share kitchens, bathrooms, and other parts of the common living space.
Then we have those who prefer to do it the easier way. These people choose to live with other people who they already know well. Living with friends isn’t a bad idea at all. Here are some reasons why this living setup could work for you, too.
You Already Know Each Other’s Limits
Knowing someone so well means you know what they want or whatnot. The friends you know so well can be good candidates to be your roommates. Knowing them well can minimize the problems of stepping onto some of their boundaries. It can also promote mutual respect. And, of course, the best thing about knowing your roommates well is that it makes living with them easier. Imagine all the adjustments you’ll have to make if you’re living with roommates you met for the first time. Living with people you already know the traits and behaviors of can be much easier.
House Chores Can Be Assigned
If you’re living with your friends, you’re not going to be shy to ask them to clean the kitchen counter. House chores can easily be assigned to your friends without feeling any guilt. You can also assign days of cleaning to each of your friends. Say you clean the condominium unit on Monday, and your best friend does it on Tuesday. And since you are all open with each other’s feelings, anyone can object to their assignment. You can then assign them to do other chores or assign them to do the chores on weekends. That’s a perk of asking your friends for favors. They can either do it with all their heart or object to them.
Can Reduce Stress
When you feel a little overworked, a nice dinner with friends can ease what you’re feeling. You can also tell your friends some things that bother you for a while. Having them as friends gives you people that you can confide in. That can alleviate any feelings of worry if you’re experiencing some. So instead of calling them to meet up when you need to talk to them, you just have to go home, and they’ll be there. Now, your stress relievers aren’t just one call away anymore. That’s because you’re living with them under a roof already.
Makes You Save Money
Hanging out with friends is fun. That’s until you realize that you’re running out of budget. Did you know that millennials spend a lot because of eating out? And, of course, the generations after them may be following suit. If you’re living with your friends, you won’t have to catch up while having dinner outside. That’s because you can simply do all that at home. There are also times you won’t have to have something to catch up on anymore since you’re living together. You may have already talked about how each day at work went whenever you all arrived home. That’s definitely going to save you some money that you can use for more important things.
Gives You Support System
If you’ve gone through a bad day at work, you won’t have anyone to talk to immediately if you live alone. You may ask your work friend for a conversation over a coffee, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll be available. You may have problems with your mom and want to speak to someone about it. Your friends can be there to comfort you. How better it would be if they were there in the house because you’re roommates? Living with your friends can give you immediate support if you need an urgent one. You can always ask them who’s available to talk to about something that bothers you. And whoever is available, you can instantly talk to them about your problem and get advice. Your closest friends can be your support system if they’re available. Living with them can make access to this support system a little easier.
Living with friends is a setup some cliques have dreamed of since they were young. If there’s an opportunity to make this dream come true with your friends, start talking to them already and plan for the living setup carefully.