This week marked a giant step towards moving into my new home-- my roommate moved on to her new place. I guess this means I'm not getting out of living alone! I (of course) started to look at my budget and how many things would change living alone... and since I'm still on a pro/con kick from yesterday's dollar store post, I think I'll go ahead and layout the list:
Con- Um, where did all the pots go?
Yep, she had all of the good kitchen stuff- pots, pans, knives, cheese grater... I guess I'll have to invest a little bit of $$ here.
Pro- Hey, I can see the counter top!
I'm not a big toaster oven person (especially when there's an oven in the room) and that thing seriously took up 1/4 of the counter space. I love having control of the clutter!
Con- Goodbye bill splitting.
Paying that entire cable bill on my own-- eek!
Pro- Goodbye bill splitting.
Unlike a certain someone, I don't need to have the AC turned down to 65 ALL DAY LONG... I know, I'll still be paying more, but I can at least have control of the energy use in my own house!
It's a little lonely around here. Also, I miss this little guy...
Pro- My shoes are safe!
That little guy sure did know how to make a mess. I'll probably save about $100 in shoes alone.
Con- Where's the ice cream?
Ok, so maybe I thought it magically appeared in the freezer for my enjoyment. I guess I'll be forking out the $$ for this from now on.
Pro- The cereal is where I left it?!
Hey, she had her food problems too. Buying all of the food in the house will definitely save some $$ from moochers and a few arguments about who bought the Cheerios.
Writing that list, I realized that I probably still have some resentment about a few things related to living with my roommate, but who doesn't? Overall, I know that buying the home on my own is a great step for me right now- drawbacks and all.
Live with a roommate? Have any $$ pros/ cons/ rants to add to my list?