I moved from Tochigi to Kichijoji two years ago. I’d like to share something what I learned from my experiences of living alone.
tag: living alone / kichijyoji
When you start living on your own, you may have a variety of emotions, anxiety and pleasure. You have to do the housework by yourself that your parents used to do for you. You also have to prepare your own meals. Thinking about these things with depressing feelings is just too hard. It would be more fun to think about spending your time in the comfort of your own space doing what you want!
So, I decided to write this article in the hope that it will be useful for those who are going to live alone or are currently living alone based on my two years of experience.
Quick Look at the contents
1．Frequently used food
There are three ingredients that I use in particular: eggs, onions and lettuce.
Eggs can be boiled and eaten while getting ready in the morning, even if you don’t have much time. Eggs can also be used in various dishes.
Onions are often used in consommé soups. One of the reasons why I use it so often is that it goes well with all kinds of cooking methods.
Lettuce is a good source of nutrition for those who live alone and tend to be unbalanced.
Cooking is one of the anxiety factors when you start living alone. Here are some simple dishes you can make.
The easiest way to cook is stir-fry. You can make delicious food just fry meat and vegetables what you like and add salt, pepper, mirin or ajinomoto. It’s a taste that all men love.
In winter, nabe is the standard dish. If you buy a lot of vegetables, you can use the vegetables left over from yesterday, just change the taste of nabe. There are days when I have nabe five days a week.
3. Recommended products
Here are some of the products I recommend in my experience.
The first is a “quickle wiper”. With this, you don’t need a vacuum cleaner unless you have a carpet. Disposable and easy to use.
Secondly, eco bags. If you live alone, you often go to the supermarket, so it is important to reduce the cost of plastic bags.
Thirdly, room fragrance. This is the space where we spend the most time, so a relaxing room fragrance is very useful.
I can’t concentrate on my studies at home. So I study in cafes. I don’t have a desk and it makes the room feel bigger.
4. How I spend my spare time
I try not to have a day when I don’t have anything to do. I try not to have a day when I don’t have anything to do, so I try to have a lot of part-time jobs. It’s hard to fit in monthly shifts, so weekly shifts are the way to go. In my spare time, I watch videos and movies. I think it’s good to spend money on things like Netflix.
Socialising is the most important part of living alone. But for most people, it is the most difficult part. I have three communities: friends from my university circle, friends from my department and friends from my part-time job. When I came to Tokyo, it was very difficult to make friends from scratch. One thing I can say is that you should definitely join university circles. It’s a great way to get to know your seniors and friends from other departments, and it’s easy to find friends you like.
Another thing I can say is that university life is far more fulfilling when you are in a relationship. If you live on your own, it’s ten times more fulfilling.
Living on your own for the first time can be a daunting experience. But it’s fun to discover new things in a strange place. Being away from your parents makes you realize how much you appreciate them, and it helps you grow as a person. We hope that you will enjoy your first time living alone.