When you suddenly find yourself living on your own for the first time, there are a few necessary household expenses that may come as a surprise for you.
For instance, I quickly learned that garbage bags, Band-Aids, dish soap, and tin foil aren't just magically available in every cupboard you open, like they are at my mom's house. When you live on your own, you have to actually think about buying these things. And then go do it. Like an adult.
And perhaps the most surprisingly pricey but entirely necessary expense is having to buy toilet paper. Because believe it or not, that stuff can run out fast, and if you don't shop around for good deals, it can also be shockingly expensive.