Moving to a new city and learning to live independently are big decisions and can come with their own set of complications. Just the idea of having to adapt to a new place, trying to make new friends, tackling day-to-day issues, getting used to bizarre situations can demand oodles of tolerance and persistence from the best of us. You will soon discover that these qualities are abundant in people living in paying guest accommodations!
For starters, the search to find the best or any other big city, itself might throw up some challenges. Next, even if you find a decent place, adapting to a PG lifestyle is not everyone’s cup of tea. Let’s have a look, at some of the challenges that you might have to deal with:
- Adjusting to a small space
As a paying guest, you might have to shift into an area that is smaller than your house. Since you aren’t planning to stay in this place permanently, you would prefer a more budget-friendly option. But a less expensive option doesn’t mean you have to get trapped in a cramped space or be forced to adjust with more people. Landlords will of course try to lure you by projecting their properties as the best but, the reality can be very different. So, don’t get trapped unless you yourself check the place out thoroughly! Read reviews online, speak to current residents, scout around and compare before you finalize a place to stay.
- Compromising on Privacy
Privacy is surely hard to maintain, when you share a room with someone else. In some cases, the concept of privacy might get restricted to having just your own bed. There are times when people opt for sharing their spaces in order to cut down on the expense of living, so in those cases, privacy becomes a dream to achieve. However, in some popular areas of the city, you can find accommodations at lower prices where you can get single occupancy rooms and maintain your personal space. There are also some spacious PGs in Hinjawadi and managed accommodation like which provide large sharing rooms with attached bathrooms, proper wardrobes, and storage for each person so even with a roommate you don’t have to feel your privacy is compromised.
- Amenities aren’t up to the mark
If you believe that just because you are in an all-inclusive PG that offers in-house meals you will have an option to save money on food costs, then rethink! Quite often the food doesn’t turn out to be healthy, as per your preference or of ample quantity so you will, in the long run, tend to spend more by frequently eating out. Checking out the food reviews of the place, speaking to other residents in advance can be very helpful before you sign-up to stay.
- Roommates can be a nightmare
We are all unique and there is a high possibility that your flatmate and you may be complete opposites with regards to decisions, inclinations, and propensities. While adjusting to different lifestyle choices can be a learning experience, sometimes the people you stay with can turn out to be characters from your most awful dream, making it very hard to share and stay in the same house. Some of the best PGs in Pune have options to interact and move in. They also try to set-up some ice-breaking activities to help residents gel with each other.
- Restrictions can be a spoilsport
Surely, living by your own self must’ve given you goosebumps about being on your own and having personal space and freedom. But the case is exactly the opposite if there are several rules and restrictions at your paying guest accommodation. The restrictions might range from night-time curfews to rigid guest policies, curb on food choices to even restrictions on using appliances, and these might leave you feeling constrained and missing home! Check out a place that is more open and flexible to your needs and ensure that all these factors are clearly stated in your agreement.
Make sure you are mentally and emotionally ready before you make a decision of moving out of your house and face everything with a positive attitude.