Moving away from the comfort of your family is literally like stepping out of your comfort zone. But worry not - just keep a few things in mind and it's going to be an adventure… of the good kind!
1. Decide whether you want to live alone, as a paying guest or rent a place with other flatmates.
This means thinking of your own deal-breakers as well as those of potential roommates. You shall have to spend most of your time with this person and it should ideally be a positive experience for both of you.
2. Your stomach might feel full but your purse shall feel the opposite.
Eating out is so, so tempting when you are away from family and there is no one to serve you warm, tasty home-cooked meals. Remember, the pressure cooker is your friend!
3. And if you are a novice in the culinary arts...
It might be worthwhile to ask your family members to share their most fool-proof recipes. (Pro tip: Pack home-ground masalas in your bag when you leave.)
4. Make friends in the neighbourhood!
Find out who delivers water, food, groceries, and most importantly, who sells good quality fruits and vegetables for the best prices! This network is also very handy if you are looking for someone to help around the house.