House share, what are the advantages
If you’re a student then the chances are you’ve considered a house share and seen the advantages. Moving away from home can be daunting, and the thought of living with strangers can add to the apprehension of this exciting new chapter. The good news is, this is one of the most common feelings to have, and it’s completely understandable. But, just like with most new things, change doesn’t have to mean bad. Moving into a house share can have lots of positives, not least money in your pocket.
Increase your social network
Living alone can be solitary, and although having quiet undisturbed time might sound appealing, living in a house share can be comforting. Also, not only could you end up making great friends with your housemates, but you could also be introduced to their extended network of friends. That’s a whole lot of new people to meet, and lots of potential for common ground. It’s also likely that you will get invited out more. This could be anything from going to the cinema, seeing live music or eating out. All things guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
House share study partners on tap
They say two heads are better than one? Well, living with housemates can provide you with a great study buddy. If you have stacks of coursework having someone to bounce ideas off and chat to can be a welcome distraction. They might even offer up help that you might not get elsewhere – all from the comfort of your own home!
More money in your pocket
It’s no secret the student life can put pressure on finances, and anything to help ease the pinch can be a good idea. Living in a house share can not only reduce your monthly outgoings in rent, but all the utility bills too. And, if something goes wrong with something the house, you have other people to share the burden. In addition to the bills, you might even be able to share grocery costs, leaving you more money to spend on yourself!
In conclusion, living in a house share might seem like a daunting option but it does have many positives and is well worth a consideration.
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