At some point, we’ve probably all had roommates—whether they’re platonic or romantic. Also at some point, we’ve craved living alone. But our finances don’t always provide us the luxury of doing so. With so many people living paycheck-to-paycheck, footing the rent all alone—and all the bills to go with it—seems overwhelming.
Living alone for the first time can be exhilarating. You can come and go as you please or watch a marathon of your favorite reality series without anyone else’s approval. If you’re ready to live on your own, click through for tips to make the transition as easy as it is empowering.