I’m moving out of our parents’ home next week. I’m incredibly enthusiastic and the morning cannot come soon enough! My parents have given myself and my siblings a lot of advice for how to comfortably live on our own. My mother has made sure to remind myself and my brothers about washing up after myself to keep the home roach-free. My father, on the other hand, has given us a lot of practical advice. He has given me a practical index of energy saving tips, all so I can keep our energy costs at bay. I never considered a lot of them as that important, however I’ve taken a lot of them to heart because he is only trying to look out for us! Making sure I save as much money as I can will keep him from going any grayer than he already is. He has also reminded me several times about changing our heating and air conditioning filters often, so our AC and Heating units operate at peak functionality. I never considered that I even needed to change the heating and air conditioning air filters, so I’m glad he mentioned it! Sure, there are a few minor energy saving tips he told me that I considered obvious and common sense, but I can at least understand the importance of them. I’m absolutely going to take all of their advice to heart and make my new place as efficient as I can! When I get my stuff moved in, I’ll make sure the air filters are in good condition, and give the place a good cleaning before setting the kitchen up for use. Independent living is so exciting!