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5 Essential Skills to Learn Before Leaving Home
December 28, 2018

So, you’re all set to move in your new condo unit. The days of relying on your parents are over and you’re expecting to lead a successful independent life after graduation. It all seems like a dream come true. Just imagine, all of the freedom and free time that you can ever want, without anyone telling you what to do, what to wear, or what to eat.

Well, hold it right there!

Living on your own means that you’ll encounter challenges along the way that you’ll have to deal with by yourself. And what better way to face them than by arming yourself with a few essential skills?

 Managing your money. 

In short, your budget. You may have an idea of how to handle money, as your parents likely provided you with an allowance when you were just a student, but your days of worrying about just your lunch money are over, as there are other expenditures to include in the equation by the time you begin living on your own. A few factors to consider are the budget for your groceries, the utility bills, and even the fare for your daily commutes. Practice makes perfect. As early as now, orient yourself with creating a list and making a forecast of your expenditures for the upcoming weeks. Believe us, it’ll save you a lot of trouble AND money.

 Working on your cooking skills. 

Food. It’s not an exaggeration to say that we can’t live without it. While you may have enjoyed your mom’s home-cooked meals while you were living at home, those daily meals will soon turn into rare treats once you start living on your own. Not only is it impractical, it’s super rude to ask your mom to come over just to cook your meals.

Before leaving home, it’s advisable to learn to cook a few dishes yourself. There are countless ways to learn the craft; you can watch a YouTube video, read cook books, or simply ask your mom for tips. Not only are you learning an important life skill, you’re also on the road to saving a huge chunk of money saved from eating out and ordering in.

 Filtering the people you hang out with. 

Like it or not, the people you hang out with will reflect on how society views you as a person. When you were younger, your parents told you not to hang out with bullies at school so that you don’t pick up their bad habits. Now that you’re older, you’ll be the one to choose your friends. Learn to sift through the personalities of the people you’ll meet and befriend those who you think you mesh well with, those who you believe are “for keeps.” In short, avoid trouble by not befriending trouble.

 Honing your social skills. 

Social media may have connected us to people around the world, but it didn’t do us any favors when it comes to teaching us how to interact with others personally. Many millennial nowadays are too shy to even say “hi” to their peers due to the fact that they’re more accustomed to speaking over chat or through their cellphones. Be sure to develop your social skills. This doesn’t mean that you always have to be the center of attention at social gatherings, it isn’t about being popular, it’s about being able to communicate well with others. A simple greeting or gesture is be enough to let others know that you acknowledge them, that you care and are comfortable in their presence.

 Learning to clean and organize well. 

A clean environment generates positive vibes. Wouldn’t you agree? The same thing goes for your own personal space. This isn’t just about sweeping the floor or wiping your windows clean, this is also about throwing out unnecessary clutter, doing your laundry, and arranging your books in an orderly manner. Remember, the smaller things in life are usually the things that say the most about you. Be clean, be organized, be the best of what you can be.

With all these in mind, you’re finally ready to settle down at your own condo unit. If you are looking to experience only the best when it comes to quality condos look no further than Torre Lorenzo. Contact us via 86-TORRE (86773) or visit our website at https://www.torrelorenzo.com for more information.

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