Friday, 7 April 2017

3 Things You Must Consider Before Moving into a Hostel, PG or Shared House

You may be a college student or started working or anything else, if you are moving away from home and don’t have any other luxury options like companies accommodation (most of them don’t), or wealthy dads bungalow then you may have to settle down with the more economical options, which are hostels and paying guests.

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. Organised

If 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.

You will come across people who will throw your stuff in all the ways they possibly can. This doesn’t mean that you cannot live with someone, it all boils down to how your room mate is and whether he is on the same level as you in all these above-mentioned aspects so that there won’t be any issues.

Also read: 3 Things That Hostel Life Teaches You

2. Electronic gadgets

If 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.

But these things are a big no-no to hostels or PGs as they have a risk of being stolen and also people will take them from you and always forget to give it back. We can’t say that they will use those gadgets with as much care as you do.

3. Food & Clothes

If 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.

Clothes are among the most shared things when living with roommates, they may not necessarily care about the hygiene as much as you. They will use your washed and ironed clothes without even asking and return it back without even washing them.

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.

You may also like: 5 Things To Know About Your Roommate

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.

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