With school in full swing, the house may seem a little quiet. The peace may take some time to get used to, but there are some wonderful perks that come with your kids being away at college. We’ve compiled a list of some of the reasons to enjoy being an empty nester.
You can clean the house and it’ll stay clean.
No more clothes littered around the house or dirty dishes stacked to the ceiling! Things will finally stay where you put them, and for the first time in years, you might even be able to see the floor of your kid’s room.
Laundry just got a whole lot lighter.
The days of going through detergent like water are in the past. No more washing sweaty uniforms and grass-stained jeans. Never again will laundry be an all-day affair.
Grocery bills shrink.
With your kids taking every advantage of after-hours dining halls and nearby fast-food chains, you no longer have to fill the bottomless pit that is a teenager’s stomach. All of a sudden, juice and milk will last days, bags of chips won’t be annihilated in one sitting, and bagel bites will never have to occupy half the freezer.
Off-season vacations are way cheaper.
You don’t have to vacation only in the expensive school breaks anymore. You and your partner can jet set on a dime with off-season vacations. Trust us, the Caribbean is just as delightful in October as it is in June. Go ahead, book that dream vacation!
Peace at last.
No more blaring music coming from their rooms or videos games at 3 AM. No more reality TV shows during dinner: just peace and tranquility.
Feel like newlyweds again.
With the kids out of the house, you and your partner can focus on each other again. You can run off to a late movie or a last-minute dinner without worrying about finding a sitter or the kids burning the house down!