When you’re used to spending most
of your adult life living with your family, deciding to live in a condo alone might be a
little tough and challenging. You might feel a little worried (and lonely)
about being just by yourself.
Whether you are an incoming college student or a career starter, living alone entails a big change. Living independently in a condo unit gives you the freedom you need to grow as an individual and be more responsible for yourself.
We have enlisted some helpful tips to make sure you get an enjoyable and happy solo condo living experience this New Year.
Know yourself better
Living alone gives you the opportunity to figure yourself out. Take time to know yourself better. Try out new things in the condo, discover your hobbies and passions, explore the things that interest you and know what your strengths and weaknesses are.
This way, you would be able to better appreciate who you really are and what you want in life.
Go out and explore the outside world
Keep the feeling of loneliness away by going out and exploring the outside world. Remember, you need some time to look around and see what is happening outside your condo space. This would also be a great opportunity to build rapport with the property manager, housekeeping, and security staff. Living alone would not be stressful if you are surrounded with the condo staff you trust.
Try to eat out alone or pamper yourself in a salon or keep searching for new activities or food that you can try within the community. Going out by yourself will enable you to be comfortable living alone. Remember, don’t just confine yourself in your condo unit. Go out and discover what’s hot and not in the community.
Learn how to handle finances
Living independently teaches you how to handle your money. By living alone, you get to learn how to budget your expenses to keep you on track and avoid problems down the road.
List down the essentials versus non-essentials, set aside a specific budget for your monthly bills, groceries, and savings.
It will be a little hard at first but sooner or later you’d be able to finally strategize on your own and gain that financial freedom you’ve been wanting for.
Learn how to grocery shop for yourself
You might be used to doing grocery shopping with family where you get to buy a lot of stuff that are good for the whole month. But living on your own will enable you to learn how to shop just the right amount of groceries that you will be needing. Living in a condo will also teach you how to prepare easy-to-cook meals. However, if you do not have enough time, you can easily grab some food from a nearby coffee shop and or convenience store.
Vista Residences, the condominium arm of the largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. features an AllDay convenience store and Coffee Project in all of its properties to offer convenience among its residents.
Remember that when living in a small condo space, your main goal is to have a clean and comfortable home despite of limited space availability.
Living solo in a condo will definitely help you become mindful and constructive of the available space for use. Learn to de-clutter and organize your stuff. Set up a cleaning schedule and do everything to always keep your condo unit tidy.
Enjoy your own privacy
Living alone in your own condo unit gives you the freedom to be yourself and just enjoy your own privacy. No one will be there to judge you even if you wear a pair of pajamas all day or dance to your favorite music whenever you feel like doing so.
There are a lot of ways to live independently and happily in your own condo unit. Vista Residences has ready for occupancy and pre-selling condo units in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located near premium universities and developed business districts. For more information on Vista Residences Ready Homes for the Holidays and other condominium projects, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph or follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook.
Remember, there are endless possibilities when you have your own condo living space. It’s just a matter of preparing yourself on your first solo experience! Are you ready yet?