7 Perks of Living at Home

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?

Image sourced from Picjumbo

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  • Aww I miss living at home (okay not actually) but I do love mummy cuddles <3

    • Loz

      I’m sure I’ll be ready to move out again soon enough!

  • I totally agree with these! I left home when I was 15 (after being at boarding school for a year before that), so it’s been a long time since I lived with my parents. I spent so many years living in crummy student flats that I am SO GLAD I live in a nice warm house, am a reasonable cook with working appliances and most of the time our water tastes nice. Somehow, I’ve become the adult! Agh, when did this happen?

    • Loz

      I’m looking forward to the day where I can move out and not live in a crummy student flat! Thanks for commenting 😊

  • Living at home really is the best. I have saved so much money by not going flatting yet. I’m in Christchurch too! I’m quite glad to live on the flat also.
    Steph x.

    • Money is definitely the big one! Less money is going no my student loan which is nice.