3 Things to consider when you live alone

I have taken some time off blogging for a while whilst I have been busy moving house and getting my new home ready for me and my rabbits. However, this weekend we finally moved in!

It’s not the first time I have lived alone but each time I do I forget how strange it feels not having anyone to make small talk to or clean up after. There are things I love and things I hate about living alone but I am sure like everything it will just take some time to get used to having a new routine and surroundings.

I thought I would share 3 things which have made my move a little less anxiety provoking and give me comfort in my new home 🙂

1.) Pets

One of the biggest things for me was making sure my rabbits were safe and also had a home to move into for when I moved (this is why it took me 6 months from getting the keys to actually moving in). If you live on your own I would recommend getting a pet even if it’s a goldfish! Anything to make coming home, getting up in the morning and saying ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ to each day, even if they can’t reply.
Here’s a cute photo of my two bunnies 🙂

 

2.) A Telecommunications alarm

“A what?” you might say? This is also something I wanted to make sure I had before moving my stuff. It’s basically a burglar alarm which will phone you (and up to 2 other people) if it goes off or something is triggered. You don’t necessary have to live alone to have one but it does help me and my anxiety when I am out and about and I know that there is no one in.

3.) Trust in Blue

This is actually a service I have very recently discovered and thought it was absolutely amazing for vulnerable people of all sorts so thought I would share.
When you live on your own there are often jobs that need doing which you have no idea how to do or have no one to ask. Trust In Blue is a handyman service of retired police men/women and they can do all sorts of odd jobs. I had an a lovely man come to help me with fixing my bathroom taps and headboard, he stayed just under an hour but with chatting in between probably did the job within half hour which was £20 and their standard charge. I thought that was reasonable considering you know they are checked/safe (police officer), they have ID and they do also have to travel to you. I would definitely use this service again if I need to and its given me reassurance in knowing that I am not going to be ripped off by other tradesmen for a small job.

This is their website if anyone is interested http://www.trustinblue.com/

I hope these tips have helped someone and feel free to share yours if you have any as I would be interested to read them!

Sarah Richelle X

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