The thought of moving back in with the fam, especially after you’ve tasted what it’s like to be on your own, might make you groan. You’ve come up with your own daily routines and you’ve made your own schedule at school — and you don’t even remember what “curfew” means. It’s not as bad as you think, though. If you find yourself back at home for the summer, check out this list to remind yourself why living at home actually rocks.
There are not many things in life that are better than a family dinner and a home-cooked meal. For many of us, college food is sub-par at best, and you can only eat so many bowls of cereal when the pickings are slim. At home, you can forget those futile attempts when you thought it would be “fun” to cook dinner for all your roommates and finally enjoy a meal that is prepared to perfection. And a few added bonuses of living at home: food-filled cupboards and a stocked fridge…not having to worry about who bought what and who ate the last Choco Taco.
How nice it feels to take a shower without flip-flops on! Moving back home means regaining all, or most, of your privacy. Being able to get ready in your own room and spend as long as you want lounging in your towel is a lot more relaxing than fighting off four other females for a chance at the shower. It’s a relief not to have to worry if your second nap of the day is more than annoying to your roommate, or if watching the last thirty minutes of the E! True Hollywood Story on Victoria Beckham is going to keep her up. And I’m sure your bed at home feels a whole lot better than that “extra long” twin you’ve been sleeping on all year.
One fantastic thing about being home is finally having some help with your laundry! Remember those awful Sunday afternoons you devoted to washing the dirty clothes you accumulated the past three weeks? If I was a betting woman, I’d be willing to say that most of you don’t enjoy lugging that fifty-pound bag of clothes three flights of stairs to the basement. Lucky for us, laundry at school and laundry at home are two completely different worlds. Access to a machine that has about a three-day waiting list at school: $2.25/load. Access to a mother that is willing to wash all of your whites for you: absolutely priceless.
For three additional reasons to get even more excited about living at home this summer, check out the complete article at HerCampus.com.
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