Where my mama at?!
The relationship between a mother and child is something that can’t be explained. Moms are so important in life. They are the superhuman that deserves to be apart of Marvel. No matter how old you get, your mom is one of the most important people in your life. They happen to be there for every major event in your life. Here are some times when you really need your mom!
1) When You Get Heartbroken
No one will love you more than your mom. When someone breaks your heart, she’s normally the first person to comfort you. She will provide you with love but will also remind you of your worth. No boy is worth your tears! She will be there to tell you that this pain will go away and you’ll be stronger than ever.
2) When You Learn To Cook
Honestly, I think most moms get a kick out of this. Your mom is there to not only tease you, but patiently walk you through the steps. Turns out we should’ve paid more attention in the kitchen. Who knew how difficult it is to boil pasta!
3) When You’re Sick
Your mom provides you with the best care that no one can compare to. Even though we’re at the age where we are capable of taking care of ourselves, our moms just do it better. It feels as though we get better faster when she’s the one making you soup and covering you with blankets.
4) Life Advice Guru
Your mom is wonderful at giving life advice. Feel like moving to Australia? Want to change your program? Don’t know what you’re doing anymore? She’s there to guide you and spread some wisdom. No matter what you do in life she will support you. She will be able to clear your head to make the decision that’s right for you.
5) Pinocchio? Don’t Know him.
Your mom will be so honest with you all the time that you’ll wish she wasn’t sometimes. Many of your friends will tell you what you want to hear. Your mom will do the complete opposite. She’s not trying to hurt your feelings, she’s trying to help you grow. She’ll call you on your BS and won’t get upset when you get mad at her. You have about a 30 minute rebound rate where you’ll realize she’s right. You also just don’t know how to stay mad at her!
6) When Your Bank Account = $0
Adult living is tough. You’re still learning how to budget and prioritize your time. Your bank account is something that you rely quite a bit living away from home. Obviously, your mom will come to the rescue when you’ve completely broke the bank. She may bail you out by giving you money or she might remind you of your options. She will provide you with ideas on how to make money and will also remind you that she would love to have you home for the summer for free!
7) When You Need A Hug
Moms are always ready to give out free hugs. It’s rare when they get them so they appreciate every single one. As much as they love giving them, you love getting them! Hugs from your mom are one of a kind.
Your mom is one of your major supporters in life. She will be the person you run to for almost everything. If you haven’t had the chance today, remind your mom that you appreciate her. Let her know that she’s raised a strong, independent individual. Finally, let her know you love her with all your heart.
Furniture Ideas That Are Affordable For Student Housing
Moving out is all fun and games until you own no more than a mattress. Furnishing an apartment can be tough when you don’t have the funds to purchase an entirely new living room. When seeking out furniture, remember that it will only be in your student house for a maximum of four years. Don’t break the bank for furniture! Here are some tips on seeking out affordable furniture.
1) Furnished Apartments
This option is super simple. Your cost of rent will be a little higher because the entire apartment is furnished. This is ideal for students who are unable to move some of their own furniture to their new house. It is also ideal for students who aren’t looking to add stress of furnishing a home. Furnished apartments are definitely super fun but take into consideration your budget for rent.
2) Multi-Purpose Furniture
Multi-purpose furniture is super convenient because you’re getting two options for the price of one! For example, if you’re purchasing a couch, look for a sofa that doubles as a pull-out couch. You will be getting both a bed and a couch for the cost of one. While it may not be ideal to sleep on a pull-out couch, you won’t have to spend money right away to buy a bed also!
3) City-Wide Garage Sales
Specifically in the summer, seek out city-wide garage sales! Not only are they fun, but you will definitely find lots of furniture that you can afford. Be prepared to spend more than you expect because people have so many things to sell and you’ll just want it all!
4) Kijiji Is Your Friend
It may feel sketchy or unsafe sometimes to purchase furniture off of someone online, but Kijiji is by far the safest out of all. Use the search engine to narrow down the type of furniture you need, the preferred location, and the maximum budget. You will be surprised with the amount of options you have!
5) Old Tenants = New Friends
If you’re lucky enough to meet the old tenants of your potential new home, you are truly blessed. When moving, getting rid of a lot of things becomes part of the game. There is a good chance that the previous tenants are looking to sell some of their furniture. Ask them about their move and hopefully they’ll give you a good price on some of the things they’re getting rid of.
6) IKEA Wild Night Sale
Most IKEA's will participate in an annual student night sale. This sale will be your lifesaver when buying furniture. IKEA will drop their prices quite a bit for this specific night because of the amount of students that participate in the event. Do everything in your power to not buy everything you see! While it is new furniture, this will be a benefit when and if you decide to sell it in the future.
7) On Campus Residence Move Out Sale
Most universities and colleges host an event where students can sell the things they don’t need. While it might not be couches and beds, you may be able to find bookshelves and dressers for cheaper!
Moving into a university off-campus house is all apart of the experience. No one said the experience had to be more expensive than it already is! Take these options into consideration and you will end up with a beautiful home that you’ll be proud of.
Everyone decides to live alone for many different reasons. You’ve either officially given up on roommates or trying to take control on this “adulting” thing. Living alone is a big step and definitely a commitment as you’re stuck alone for at least a year if you’re signing a lease. Not to worry! Here are some of the reasons why you will love living alone.
1) Cooking 24/7
Cooking in a house filled with roommates can be chaotic. Who knew all your roommates could be hungry at the exact same time as you? Cooking in an empty kitchen is so wonderful. You have all the available pots, pans and ingredients. There is also no passive aggressive arguments over washing your dishes 0.3 seconds after using them.
2) All The Storage Space
Living alone is so ideal when you own way too many things. All the storage space is yours! You can store away all those suitcases and endless textbooks properly without feeling like you’re taking up way too much space.
3) Living In Ice, Ice, Baby
Do you like your apartment so cold you could freeze? Well, now you can do that! There’s no one to argue with you about the temperature of the apartment. So turn that thermostat off and get yourself tons of blankets so you can be a life-size burrito!
4) Your Space, Your Rules
Because you’re living alone, there’s no need to be respectful of the shared living space. It's your space, you can do whatever you please. If you like your home so clean you don’t know what dust is, by all means. If you prefer to live in a mess, you’re more than welcome to also.
5) Judgement Free Zone
One of the best things about living alone is the fact that no one can judge you. If you’re having a bad day, go ahead and eat two full boxes of Girl Guide cookies. There is no one around to judge your lifestyle and behaviours. There are absolutely no limitations. Live your best life!
6) No Distractions
This is such a positive to living alone! When you are swamped with school or work, you need the silence and the lack of distractions. Living alone gives you this because there is no one around you. If it is hard to appreciate this sometimes, just think of how your roommates were before one of your midterms. You’re lucky you’re living alone.
You can do anything you want. Whenever. Wherever. You need to do laundry? Go ahead! Feel like taking a bath? Same, but you don’t have to wait for anyone to be done in the bathroom. You have the luxury of using everything in your home at your own convenience.
8) To Party, Or To Not Party?
Having guests over can be painful sometimes with roommates. Fortunately for you, having people over is something only you have to decide. You can have guests over all the time, or not at all because it is completely up to you. So if you want to throw a huge party, you can most definitely do that. If you would prefer to sit in front of your television all night, you most certainly can.
9) Independent Skills
It is true. Living alone can suck because you’re only relying on yourself. However, you’re learning so much about yourself by living alone! You learn about the ways you deal with problems, and the way you react to being alone. Not only you, but people around you will be impressed by your independence!
Living alone will definitely have its ups and downs, but you will end up loving it. It is a learning opportunity and a huge step that many people will take. Don’t let the fear of living alone scare you away, it’s an adventure, so get excited!