Going to university is a time of independence and growth, but that is only because a lot of things previously done for you, you now have to do for yourself. These things may not be done at first, but after a while, even those who enjoy neglecting them will eventually come to realise their necessity. This is where the growth happens, and where you can be fully independent.
Washing your own clothes
This is not a difficult thing to do at all, and in fact many people are very concerned about having clean clothes and looking good, so pay a lot of attention to it, however it is almost certainly something that was done by most students’ mothers before coming to uni.
Although it is easy, it can take a fair amount of effort to actually get on with it and do it. Buying the necessary products to clean the clothes is also something else you need to think about.
This is a very important step to becoming independent, and although you would have organized your money before and would probably have had a job, having to buy things like food and perhaps rent are two very important areas which will need you to delegate money to certain essentials and work around this.
If you fail to properly manage your money you may just simply find yourself without enough money for food, which is a situation that many students find themselves in and lose a lot of weight. After this the importance to be sensible with money becomes realized and people start to organize it better.
Perhaps most of you would have either eaten at school, had a packed lunch, or just ate out. However, coming home to food being cooked by your parents is probably true for most. Having to do this at university can become actually fairly trying, and having to cook every day becomes a chore. Most people end up sharing food, which is not only cheaper, but more fun and less work. Cooking and eating alone can be a chore and not very easy after a while.