Ten Reasons I Can't Wait To Have My Own Home

Saturday, 15 July 2017

You're all probably sick of me talking about moving out by now, but it's on my mind a lot so I'm gonna talk about it anyway. Because now it's only three more months until I'm jumping into the adult world! It's scary, exciting, and oh so overdue. 

October is the month and it could not come soon enough. I know I'll hate paying rent every week and making sure I keep up with the cleaning, but I'm here to tell you that the pros will definitely out-weigh any cons. At the age of 25, I'm VERY ready to take the next step and move in with my boyfriend.

#1 Freedom

The thing about sharing a flat or home that's not yours, is that you always come second. To use the lounge, the kitchen, the shower, even where you park your car. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with sharing and respecting the space of others, especially if they own it. After 25 years of sharing, I am more than ready to have the freedom that comes with my own space. I'll still be sharing everything with Steve, but if I wanna get up on a Sunday and make pancakes, or get ready for work at 6am at home rather than there, then I can. I feel very restricted in my current situation and it's something I've been struggling with. Soon I will be free! 

#2 Have Fun Styling A New Space

How many times have you watched a Zoella vlog where she was shopping for home-wares or you just notice cute details in the background of her flat? Yeah, me too. I never thought I would get so into interior design until the possibility of having my own space to do whatever I want. I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest getting ideas and collecting items to use. Can't wait until I can put it all together! And yes, I will be looking at Zoe's new house for inspo.

#3 Get A Dog!

It's no lie that I'm obsessed with dogs and have always wanted one of my own. We have always had family dogs, but sadly we lost our two Springer Spaniels, one in November and one at the start of June. To say that our house is quiet now is an understatement. But since I should be moving out in October (and into a pet-friendly flat) I will get to pick out my own pup! Dogs make me so happy, and can be my therapy on anxious days.

#4 Not Carrying 20 Million Bags

You know when you have to stay at the boyfriend's house, even just overnight, and you end up bringing bags upon bags with you? Yeah, I'm really getting over that. I have to bring my duffel bag with clothes, laptop, food bag, backpack, and tote bag with a few extras. It's great weight training getting it all from the car in one trip, but I have lost a few belongings along the way! It will be a relief to have everything settled in one spot.

#5 Weekend Baking

Wow I haven't been able to bake on the weekends in so long! Nowadays I spend my afternoons chilling with Steve, watching him play sports, or even covering for people at work. I would feel guilty taking up someone else's kitchen, so I never plan to do any baking these days. I would love to try out all the amazing cookies and desserts I save on Pinterest, and I'll finally have the chance with my own kitchen. You guys would get a lot more recipe posts too!

#6 Get My Adult Card

There can be a lot of pressure when you see other people your age being successful and moving forward in their lives. They're buying homes and starting businesses. And even though they all tell me to stay at home as long as possible to save money, it's time I gain some adult experience too. I'm still far from actually purchasing my own home, but renting (and getting a dog!) is a great first step. 100% ready to take on responsibilities that come with it.

#7 Home-Ware Shopping

I think I always knew this would become a hobby one day. My Mum has always loved decorating and it has definitely rubbed off on me over the years. I've been waiting for the chance to decorate my own house to suit my tastes, and luckily Steve is letting me have fun with it. Even shopping for new mugs is enough to put me in a good mood.

#8 Enjoy Chilling In A Living Room

Sounds simple enough, right? But you never realize how much it's not an option when you flat with other people. Take a typical Sunday: I sleep in until about 9am, get out of bed, put my dressing gown on and make my first cup of coffee for the day. I have to be quiet as to not wake anyone else, then go back to Steve's room where I sit on my phone until we want breakfast, which I have to make quickly in case someone needs the kitchen. It's becoming a sad dream of mine to simply enjoy my coffee with some TV, make breakfast whenever I want, and chill out on the couch without worrying about annoying others. And eating meals on your bed every time gets old.

#9 Game Nights and Themed Dinners

I'm not exactly the most social person you will ever meet, but after watching so many sitcoms it would be fun to have friends over. I'm thinking a Star Wars game night (monopoly & trivia) pizza/movie night, and Mexican food night complete with churros. It would even be fun to have a little Christmas party with hot chocolate and our favorite movies!

#10 I Get To Spend More Time With My Favorite Person

Probably the most important reason of all. Both of us get busy with life during the week, and it can be hard to see each other. It even gets tedious driving home at 10.30pm when I'm tired from a long day and just want to curl up in bed. But if we're living together, life will be a lot simpler. I can cook for him everyday, wake up together, and coming home from work will be a lot nicer. I so can't wait!

I would love to know if you guys have any tips for first-time flatting, or if you're like me and want you own space.
Steph x.


  1. I bet you cannot wait!! I'm 25 this year and still living with my dad - sadly not financially ready to move out, but I like living with dad anyway! But one day I'll be able to enjoy all the things you've listed above! Can't wait to see how you decorate your new place :) Tania Michele xx

  2. So excited for you Steph! Decorating and having your own space is definitely a lot of fun!! :) Can't wait to see how you decorate!

    Kelly xxx


  3. I can relate to a lot of these, I am really getting to that point in my life where I'm thinking about moving out and getting my own place. Plus like you said, decorating a new space would be so fun!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  4. Sounds like you can't wait!! Good luck with the move and I hope you love living with your boyfriend :) xx