Why you shouldn’t be living alone and why you should be…

So you have lived with your parents or roommates all along and you decide to take a plunge into normal adult life where you want to live independently and on your own terms. Or you may want to get away from a totally neurotic 60 year old crazy woman who has partial OCD and doesn’t give you the key to her iron door and gives you a tiny, tiny stove in the name of a kitchen. Aaaarrrgghhh. You may want to taste that freedom before (if) you get hitched and bound for life. Meh. 

I just did it, and here is why I will give you some good reasons to not do it.

1. Your rent is going to increase multifold. I did a stupid accounting mistake thanks to bi-weekly paychecks and now I am scrambling around figuring out the major dip in my banking account.

2. Utilities. You will be responsible for those. All of those. You will suddenly realize that you are an electricity guzzler and internet freak. You will also be responsible to buy lame things like dishwashing soap, and toilet bowl cleaner. Yuk.

3. If you have lived with parents so far, you WILL have to cook. Don’t think about eating out all the time, because point number 1. If you had cooking turns with roommate, you will miss the days where you could just chill and your roommate slogged. If you were in a PG situation, then you may be used to it.

4. If you are a hoarder like me, you will have atleast 15 big boxes and 2-3 suitcases with 4-5 plastic bags of stuff. Your back will hurt like no tomorrow and you will feel overwhelemed looking at the stuff you have.

5. I label my boxes like ‘kitchen-immediate use’, ‘bags, headgear and steam iron’, ‘dinner set and towel’. But there are two boxes I had to call ‘random shit’. I hate items that don’t have categories because they are usually small and hard to organize. Where the hell do I keep my finger puppet?? At least my Viking helmet, bunny ears, Disney Minnie ears and witch hat belonged to ‘Headgears’. Do I sound a leeeetle bit crazy?

6. I usually end up losing some stuff. So will you. Agreed you will find money and stuff in hidden places, but overall, you will lose stuff. I am still looking for my car registration papers due in November. Mummmmyyy.

7. When you live alone, you will have to take care of the uninvited guests. The creepy crawlies. Yep. No one is going to show up with a slipper when you yell out Spiiiidddddeeerrr!!

8. You will have to throw out the trash on your own, every few days. And collect the mail, every few days.

9. You will have to clean the house regularly on your own so that it doesn’t look like a hobo’s shelter.

10. You are responsible for your safety and to check if all the windows and doors are locked shut every night. There won’t be another person to blame if God forbid, something happens. Just run very fast back to your room after turning the lights off in the living room.

ONE reason why you should live on your own:

NO MORE PANTS in the house!!!


28 thoughts on “Why you shouldn’t be living alone and why you should be…

  1. Hahaha… Didn’t consider doing that till now 😉 But of course, we can try 😛

    Living alone is amazing, in my ever-so-humble opinion. Might be a bit rocky in the beginning, but soon you are going to love it if you are more into trying new things than ‘being stable’ 😉


    • I am feeling weirdly unplaced right now which kinda made me emotional. I spoke to mom and dad for long and mom said she knew something was wrong on Monday. But the chat made me feel so much better. They convinced me that it is totally normal.
      I am again getting excited about everything though!


      • Incredible 🙂 I should probably spare you the lecture, but I have to put this out here: you must look at the possibilities emanating from this situation rather than insignificant discomforts 😛
        As someone who has been out of home since…1997 ( as far as I remember ), I believe this is an opportunity on so many fronts 😛 Maybe you can decorate your home- might make you feel better. Buy some new curtain ( have been told that this helps women :\ though I don’t see how ). The point is, there is a wealth of possibilities and you must explore it. Once in a lifetime chance hai ye awesomeness ka 😛


    • The front gate re. I so will not. She is still trying to bug the shit outta me. I cleaned the bathroom spotless yday and she still said floor is ‘duuurrrttyy’. That old bag. Ugh. I took pictures and video in case they play tricks on me.


  2. I didn’t know this PG like landlady system existed in the US too. She was living same house as you? Good gosh. I live by myself and find that even I am too much to handle for my own self sometime, forget another roommate or a landlady. Enjoy the freedom.


  3. Hi PB… new step for you. Enjoy it! I have never lived completely alone so don’t know what it’s like but am sure it will be an exciting new life for you. Good luck!


  4. Congratulations on moving out 😀
    Look, since you already have all the pros & cons sorted, you are almost in control of your new life & I am sure in no time you’ll figure out many more reasons to rejoice when living alone 🙂
    Enjoy the freedom girl. Yippppie!!


  5. How are you liking it so far?
    Yes, apart from those mundane chores, you would enjoy your lone time without distractions.
    When I moved to be on my own, what I missed the most was – cooked food by my roommates and late night chatting sessions.


    • I am not missing my ex roommate for sure. And I like privacy when I am home. So it’s working out great for me. Weekends are really busy since past month with me always with the group in San Diego or LA. 😀 So life’s good!


  6. Hey its just for the time being but then after things are settle down you will feel good, and you will feel proud of yourself managing everything on your own. I tell you my experience I started with few linens and utensils which my sister in law gave me which was discarded by them, and then slowly I build everything for myself, I built my own little world which has everything a little home would need. when I look back I feel proud that everything in this home which people appreciate belongs to me and is managed by me. I wish all the best to you dear I have faith girls can do anything and everything they want. love you 🙂


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