Earlier this week I shared my top 7 perks of flatting and today I’ll share the other side, the perks of living at home. I’m still not sure which I prefer as you can see there’s definite pros to both sides.
1. HOME COOKING
Don’t get me wrong, the food my flatmates cooked was always delicious but it’s so nice to come home to the comfort of the food you have been eating most of your life. Also mum knows which foods you do and don’t like and cooks accordingly.
2. DON’T HAVE TO PAY BILLS
It’s a bit of an obvious one but a major perk of living at home is not having to pay bills and having a pantry that’s always full of food you didn’t have to pay for. I’m able to save a lot more money living at home too which is great.
3. THINGS WORK….AND WHEN THEY DON’T DAD FIXES THEM
Like most student flats we didn’t have a dishwasher and so washing the dishes of 5 people was a nightly struggle. We also had a temperamental washing machine and our kettle broke. It’s nice to be at home with fully functioning appliances and Dad’s around if anything does go wrong.
4. USE OF HEATING IS ENCOURAGED
Goes hand in hand with not having to pay bills. Coming home means a log burner, heat pump and heaters in every room. Snuggly warm bliss certainly beats coats and beanies inside any day.
5. WATER THAT DOESN’T TASTE LIKE A SWIMMING POOL
This is more of a “perk of living in Christchurch”. Growing up in Christchurch has made me a total water snob. Christchurch tap water is fresh off the mountains, not chlorinated and not fluoridated, basically it tastes not different to bottled water. I begrudgingly drunk Wellington water but it’s so nice to be home.
6. HOUSE IS NOT UP A HILL
Another perk of living in Christchurch is how flat the city is. Where I lived in Wellington was up a hill….luckily I lived right near the cable car and avoided walking up the hill at all costs. But hills are a lot easier to avoid when there aren’t any.
7. MUMMY CUDDLES ARE EASILY AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED
I like to pretend to be an adult but sometimes there’s nothing you need more than a cuddle from your mum. If you’re feeling sick or just having a bad day I honestly think there’s nothing better.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this wee series. Thanks so much for reading.
What the best bits of living at home in your opinion?
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