At one point in your life- you will have to do it. Whether you just got out of college, trying to save a buck or two, or don’t know where you want to settle down, couch-surfing is a natural stage in your transition from one home to the next. Although people think that couch-surfing can be a hassle, here are the benefits from moving from couch to couch.
Free Room & Board
The biggest benefit of couch-surfing, and why everyone usually does it, is because it is FREE! Although you are limited to a couch, a positive is that you do not need to pay rent. A roof over your head at no cost- what more could you ask for?
Change your Roommates
Say goodbye to the passive aggressive whiteboard notes! As a couch surfer, you change roommates sometimes on a day-to-day basis. You don’t split bills, household responsibilities, or anything that traditional roommates do, so you get to steer clear of any squabble! When you live with someone for a full lease, you are bound to get in some sort of argument. But, as a couch-surfer, you come and go, so you are able to evade any roommate tension.
Scout Out Areas For Your Potential New Home
Instead of tying yourself down to a specific location for a lease, couch surfing gives you the opportunity to feel out different areas before you settle down. That way, you are able to weigh the pros and cons of each potential area and then pick your next home that way!
Where is the couch traditionally located? The LIVING ROOM. What does the living room usually have in it? THE TV- meaning a free front row seat to shamelessly binge watch all of your favorite shows
Never get bored
Usually when you are couch-surfing, you are at a transitional point in your life. So, couch-surfing is relatively stress-free way to bounce around and maintain a social life while your home base is still at your parents’ house. It’s just you and your sleepover bag against the world.