by Loren Howarth
If you’ve moved off campus this year into a share-house, your living by yourself, or even just back home, then you’ll probably notice a few changes. Some things you’ll miss like crazy (like walking to class) and some you’ll be glad to wave goodbye to.
What you will miss
- Your neighbours are your best friends
Living on campus is a great way to make lifelong friends. You’ll always have someone around to have a chat to or ask for help. If you get home sick or just simply need someone to talk to, it’s as easy as walking into the bedroom across the hall. Living next door to your friends also means you get to swap clothes and stay up late together to finish assignments (or procrastinate).
- The campus has everything you need in one convenient place
Not having to drive anywhere, having messy hair and laying back in old clothes is one of the greatest luxuries of living on campus. And even when hunger strikes and there’s nothing in the fridge that tickles your fancy, the food outlets on campus are within walking distance. It’s convenient, tastes good and is affordable. Moving off campus means you actually have to put effort into your appearance, and who has time for that?
- Cleaning up
You’re probably use to the cleaner arriving and cleaning without you even noticing. It’ll be a rude shock when you wake up one day and the house is still messy. Unless you want to fork out for a cleaner when you move out, you will miss your cleaner like crazy. Having someone clean the bathrooms, mop and vacuum the floors and even take the bins out for you is a blessing.
What you won’t miss
- You can now choose who you live with
Living on campus is one of the best ways to make friends, however, if you don’t end up living next door to your new friends you might be roomed with different people. Think of it like an art vs science situation. Everyone is different and so it can be hard to relate to every single person. When you don’t live on campus, you have the benefit of being able to choose who you live with.
- You don’t have to share a bathroom with ten other people
Sometimes the simplest things in life are the things we take for granted most. And having your own bathroom and kitchen, is definitely one of them. Sharing a bathroom and kitchen is OK, as long as there are ground rules set on cleaning. But if you’re sick of hearing every ones shower karaoke in the cubicle next door, then you’ll enjoy your own bathroom.
- You no longer need to pack up your life every holidays
Packing up your belongings every holidays can be extremely annoying. Especially since you spend all session perfecting your room. Packing might sound like a simple process, but can easily turn into a nightmare when it takes double the time you thought it would. Something you’ll be glad you never have to do again.