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7 Things You’ll Hate About Moving Back Home

When you move back home everything will change – and you won’t like it one bit. 

We all know what the average student’s day consists of. But those days are long gone, prepare to be stripped of all the freedoms that come with living out.

1. Painfully early mornings.

Whether you’re allowed to sleep in or not, you won’t be able to – even at the weekends. You’ll either be woken up by a parent insisting you make the most of your day – whatever that means – or by the same parent hoovering up or doing some other unspeakably loud task.

Wave goodbye to crawling out of bed for 3pm breakfast, say hello to “seizing the day”.

2. You’ll have no privacy whatsoever.

At uni you were used to people barging into your room, but it usually included fun and/or alcohol (unless your room was on the ground floor, in which case it may have included a brick and some stolen goods).

But now you’re at home you’ll get used to seeing your parents walking in and out of your room as though they owned the place or something.

3. You’ll be nagged and interrogated on a daily basis.

Where are you going? Why? With who? What are you doing tomorrow? Have you got a job yet? What time did you get in last night?

Just a small sample of the plethora of questions you will be subject to as a graduate living at home. Parents are pushy beings, and after seeing you through so many years of expensive education, they’re keen to get results – and answers.

4. Having to abide by ridiculous house rules.

I bet you’d forgotten all about the idea of being house proud whilst at university. Now you’re at home, you find yourself being shouted at for using the “fancy towels” or sitting on the arm of a chair. What is the point in owning towels if they are not to be used, you ask. Such questions are met with stern faces.

Your idea of clean also differs greatly from your parents’, and before you know it, you find yourself surrounded by Yankee Candles, unable to touch anything through fear of making a mess.

5. You can wave goodbye to parties.

Living with a group of friends certainly had its perks. Every day was a small gathering, and house parties were so easy to organise. Now you’re at home, it’ll take all your effort just to get a few people to come over.

As more and more of your friends get jobs, the harder it becomes to plan even the smallest events. And if you do ever manage to host something, you run the risk of your family crashing the party…

6. Getting ‘Home Town Blues’.

Every graduate suffers this. For most, no matter how lively your town is, it won’t stand up against where you went to university. Simply no longer being around students can have a depressing effect.

7. The nightlife.

No matter where you’re from, your local bar scene will undoubtedly be a gloomy sight. The odds of you running into someone from school is high and god help your soul if you ever have to make small talk with one of them.

The quicker you move out again the better, right? 

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