When you live alone for the first time you learn to live without the luxuries of your parents houses or the luxury of combined housemate house hold items. Some may go out and buy all the items and put it on credit, I prefer not to and learn to adapt to living without the items.
Things I’ve learned to live without so far
- Bed, I spent 6 months just sleeping on a mattress, no frame or base
- Microwave, I currently do not have one, How do I live you ask? Well I adapt my food choices to things that don’t require a microwave but sometimes this doesn’t always work, for frozen dinners I leave it out to defrost then soak the sealed container in a hot water bath, if it’s still cold then I’ll place it in the oven for 10 minutes but I would advise against this as plastic melts so you need to keep a keen eye on it.
- Vacuum and Mop, I swept and then would walk a wet towel over the floorboards, I finally have both of these items and I am so grateful. nothing cleans better than a vacuum and mop.
- Washing Machine, there was a dry cleaners 2 buses rides away from my old apartment however being the lazy thing that I am, I did not want to trek that distance with my dirty washing, I hand washed my clothes instead.
I now present to you all my newest ingenious discovery for all those single girls who live alone and do not have ladders, chairs or tall male friends to assist in changing lightbulbs.
Yes that is a pile of clothes on the right hand corner on the floor, lets ignore that.
You just need push your futon into your kitchen to stand on so you can finally change your lightbulbs. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner, I have spent 6 months without light in my kitchen and today I cracked and went to Bunnings and purchased the lightbulbs and came up with this ingenious work around! I have light in my kitchen!
How have you guys learnt to adapt without household items?