The Realities of Moving Out

Wednesday, 20 February 2019





As you may know from my social media or if you ever read my blog before, I am currently at university. In September, I will be moving out of my comfortable, little university house and start living with one of my best friends. September will officially mark three years since I moved out of my parent's house and started 'adulting'. 

I love having my own space and being responsible for myself but there are a few shocking realities that come with moving out of your parent's house. These realities full-on punched me in the face when I left home, so much so that I thought I should write a blog post about them.



I don't know if this is just because I love cheese, but honestly, it's so expensive. When I lived at home with my parents, the cheese was just always in the fridge. I could go to the fridge and make a cheese sandwich and not have to worry about how much money it was going to be to replace it. Honestly, this might just be me (because I love cheese a little too much) but really, cherish the cheese you have right now. It really is a large part of my shopping bill.



Okay, so I was told this before I moved and I actually do have a funny story to go alongside this reality. So, before I moved out my mum taught me how to use a washing machine. When I got to university, it was fine. My whites go on a whitewash and my colours and darks go on a coloured wash - easy right? I started to get a little bit...overconfident. Basically, I thought it was all a myth. Whoever had been telling me that colours and whites couldn't go together was lying. It would fine. So one day, whilst putting my wash on, I chucked a white sock in with my colours. Just to see what would happen. Nothing. The sock came out white and none of the other colours had affected it. Interesting I thought - very interesting. I was convinced it was a lie. Why would people lie about not being about to put colours and whites into a wash?  - I thought. Anyway, a couple of weeks in my second year of university, I heard a scream from my communal kitchen. Literally of my best friends clothes had turned pink. Somehow someone had put some coloured sheets into her light wash and literally all trousers, t-shirts and socks had turned a wish-washy colour of pink. And needless to say - she continued to wear them. But I, however, never put colours and lights together again. 


My mum couldn't have been the only parent to yell at my siblings and me when we would put empty packets of food back in the cupboard instead of binning them. I used to think it was funny - what was the problem with an empty packet getting put back? But now I get it. It is one of the most annoying (yet mild) inconveniences in life. It takes two seconds to throw something away, so why don't you just put it in the bin which in fact is probably closer than the cupboard? I get it Mum and I am sorry. 




Finally and probably one of the hardest lessons I had to learn, there is no washing up fairy. You have to all your own washing up otherwise, you won't have plates or mugs. I don't really know what else to say about this, other than I am shocked that isn't one.


Thank you for reading this post! 



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  1. I really like this posted it made me laugh! Well done keep it up 😂💕

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  2. Lovely post Asher, I hope you are enjoying the smoked applewood cheese you took home with you! And not leaving the empty packet in the fridge!!! Oh yes I don’t care as it’s your fridge. Love mumma.xx

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  3. this was a funny post

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  4. Funny post! I definitely relate to the section on mixing colors and whites in the laundry. I have never had a problem. I wonder if they used hot water. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Haha I love this! I too suffered the hard realities of the price of cheese 😭 Also empty packets are my pet peeve since my uni housemate did it constantly along with many other lazy things and it drove me up the wall. I’m living life on the edge and tend to put coloured and whites together if they’re not brand new, so far so good but I’m scared after that story 😂

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    1. haahah, thank you. This post is bringing up some really funny responses! Thank you for your comment x

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  6. All these are so true! However, I am the washing up fairy in our house haha.
    The cheese thing really got me! I love cheese but you're right about it being super expensive.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Fran x | http://www.frantasmagoria.co.uk/

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    1. Hhahah thank you Fran! I actually LOVE cheese, I think my admiration for it is a bit unhealthy x

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  7. Loved this post! I wash everything on 30, because its not so hot lights and darks don't need to be separated :)

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  8. great post, really relatable x

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  9. I love this! I'm going to university this September and it seems I have a lot to learn before then! X

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  10. Loved this post and the cheese point really made me laugh! Exactly!!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad I made you laugh, I love cheese x

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  11. These are all so real! I especially appreciate the part about throwing out old boxes, as well as cheese! It really is more expensive than I ever thought. It's a bummer! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. I'm saving to move out in the next couple of years, and most of these I had expected, but the cheese one is definitely something I'm going to have to get used to. I think I'll have to convince my parents to buy me a lifetime supply of cheese as a house warming present, too, haha!

    Rebekah Gillian | https://rebekahgillian.co.uk/

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    1. hahahaha yeah you should! Thank you for you comment x

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  13. Oh man, moving out sounds great until you have to deal with the real world responsibilities. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  14. Love this! It's actually pretty crazy to go from living wit your parents to running things entirely on your own! It took a while for me to adjust and looking back there are some pretty funny stories there - though they never felt funny at the time! haha!

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  15. I swear adulting never gets any easier (except the affording cheese eventually gets a bit easier!) it’s been over 10 years since I first moved out to go to uni too! But I think my boyfriend still thinks there’s a washing up (and dusting and floor cleaning) fairy and doesn’t separate his clothes! Lex | offasmallisland.com

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    1. hahah, yeah me too! Thank you for your comment x

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  16. I'm going to get my 17 year old daughter to read this (who wants to move away to go to University rather than live at home). I moved out at 17 and faced similar horrors! You're so spot on with all of this, I love it! Cheese is extremely expensive!!! And who knew there was no washing up fairy!!! :) xxx

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    1. Yeah you should! Cheese is expensive. Thank you for you comment x

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  17. I, too, am moving out of my college house this summer to wherever I get a "real adult" job, and it's scary to say the least! I've learned a lot about adulting in my college years, but I think I still have a long way to go. Great post!

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