Are you embarking on a solo living experience for the first time? Roommates are great, but having a place to call entirely your own is also an awesome experience. Before living on your own, there are a few tips that can help make the transition smooth and stress-free, allowing you to thrive in your new environment. Here are our top 5 tips for living on your own.
Have 2-3 Months of Living Expenses in Your Savings
When moving into your own place, financial security is very important. Being financially secure is crucial because you, and you alone, are solely responsible for ensuring that you can make your rent payments on time. When moving into your own place, it is a best practice in the budgeting world to have a few months of living expenses in your savings. This allows you to stay comfortable and ensure that you always have resources on hand for life’s unexpected expenses. It also serves as an emergency savings account, which is always good to have.
Pick an Apartment with Community Amenities
Are you trying to meet new people and keep yourself busy? Make sure you choose to rent an apartment that has amenities that will keep you busy while also connecting you with your community. For example, Estling Village has a variety of community amenities such as a fitness studio, bike share, clubhouse, and outdoor patio with seating and BBQ. These are all awesome amenities to enjoy when you are not in your room, making your overall living experience as social as you want it to be while still having your own space.
Consider Getting a Pet
Sometimes living alone can start to get a little lonely, so a furry friend might be just the right roommate for you! Finding an apartment complex that is pet-friendly will be your first step in this process. Make sure you double-check breed restrictions in an apartment community before moving forward with adopting a dog or cat. This companion will help you feel more comfortable in your space, and there are several emotional benefits to having a pet as well. Estling Village is pet-friendly and offers a newly-built dog park, which is also a great place to meet neighbors and make friends!
Learn to Cook & Entertain
Another fun part of living alone is getting to have guests over whenever you wish, without checking in with a roommate! Embrace your solo living arrangement by learning to cook a few great meals and inviting friends over to enjoy them together. Learning to elevate your cooking and entertaining know-how is a great skill to have in your back pocket and will make living alone even more enjoyable. Estling Village floorplans allow for plenty of room to entertain, and the townhome style residences keep your bedroom space private.
Meet Your Neighbors
We think it is important to know your neighbors and build your community, whether you live alone or with roommates. When you live alone, however, it is really nice to have neighbors looking out for you. Introduce yourself to the people around you, and reach out when you need someone to water your plants or need to borrow a cup of sugar. Estling Village is a charming and inviting community which offers a courtyard that invites neighborly conversations and interaction. Knowing your neighbors makes any living experience much more enjoyable.
Solo Living at Estling Village
Estling Village has a variety of floor plans to meet the needs of any solo tenant. The Ash is the perfect floor plan for one, as it has one bedroom, a den, and 1.5 bathrooms. Estling Village also offers smaller 2-bedroom models such as the Birch and Dogwood, that are perfect for living on your own and great for overnight guests or a home office. These spacious floor plans will help you make your apartment into a home in no time at all. Contact us today to discuss leasing options. We look forward to meeting you!