Both these have in common are sharing the room with an unknown or a known person (if you are lucky enough). This opportunity will teach you all the good and bad things that comes with it. Day by day you will be knowing yourself much better as compared to living in the home. There are many aspects for which this article would be too small to explain all my experiences of living in both hostels and paying guests, but I'll try.
Here are some points that will help you decide whether you should consider sharing a room or not. Sharing a room comes with it pros-cons and can make your life miserable or much more fun depending on the kind of person you are.
1. OrganisedIf you are a person like me who likes keeping their things where they belong after each use - so that you don’t have to keep searching them next time. And if you like to keep your bed neat and tidy and you are not into borrowing things from other people. Then the sharing is definitely not for you.
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2. Electronic gadgetsIf you are into stuff's related to technology or a geeky person having all kinds of possible gadgets like laptop, DSLR, iPod, tablet and some gaming console. Having these at home is a much easier task, as our mother will be there to keep them in a safe place and find it whenever we need them.
3. Food & ClothesIf you are into having a proper diet, which is having a good amount of protein, carbohydrates and avoiding fast foods and eating at proper timings. Then living in a hostel or PG won’t be a good idea as it is difficult to maintain your routine with others around.
These were only a few things to consider before deciding whether you want to share a room with someone else or you need some good private space. Because this small decision will change the way you can concentrate on your studies or the job that you have started. Paying a little bit extra for the privacy is worth it, especially if you are not a sharing room kind of a person.
Hope I have helped you or made you remember those days you spent in having fun or thinking of how to deal with these problems.
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Written by Rajeev.K (austinrajiv)
I am a simple person with interest in riding bikes (with protective gears), music (rap & metal), writing (about things that i experience), photography, fitness, food (vegetarian), that's all !! live and let live.