11 Things Pretty Much Every Single Girl Owns

Every single woman is unique and on their own journey, but chances are, if you fall into that category then you keep the same material objects around as everyone else. If you’re currently rolling solo, then these 11 things are most definitely in your home:

  1. An endless supply of wine. How are you supposed to survive the single life without your wine? You just can’t. It would be completely impossible. You need wine for your Netflix evenings, when you come home after another bad date, and when you invite your BFFs over for some girl talk. Wine is like your security blanket and it’s a total comfort to you. Why shouldn’t it be?
  2. A closet full of leggings and comfy clothes. See above. You need to watch TV feeling as comfortable as humanly possible, and it’s against the single girl law to watch Netflix without wearing leggings. You also have more than your fair share of workout pants since you do hit the gym or a yoga class on a regular basis. It’s the only way that you can stay sane (plus, you have a lot of free time since you don’t have a boyfriend).
  3. Girly decor. One of the perks of being single is that you live alone, and your greatest pleasure in life is living in a super girly apartment. Maybe you have fake pink flowers everywhere. Maybe you went a little crazy with the throw pillows on your bed and couch. Whatever gets you through, right?
  4. Positive affirmations that pretend to be art. Sure, the posters and pictures that hang on the wall of your apartment are technically artistic, but they also motivate you every day to hustle and go after what you want. They’re your pep talks and life mottos and you not only love them, you need them.
  5. A crazy amount of cookbooks. You could be a domestic goddess who makes several home-cooked meals a week… or you could just like leafing through pretty books. Either way, you’re pretty sure that someday soon, you’re going to get the urge to get into the kitchen and you want to be prepared. At least then you could be in control of one aspect of your life.
  6. The equivalent of a library. You have a lot of free time to read, so of course your home is full of all kinds of books from chick lit to literary fiction to trendy memoirs. You also like to escape the frustrating AF reality of your single life every once in a while, so books are pretty much your BFFs.
  7. Reminders of forgotten hobbies and projects. There was that time that you were going to learn French and Spanish and Italian all in the same year and bought all kinds of books. Then you were going to learn to sew. Then you tried to repaint all your furniture and got bored halfway through your dresser. Those reminders are currently sitting in your closet. You swear you’re going to get rid of them soon.
  8. A rainbow of junk food. At the end of another long week of working hard and trying to find love, you definitely deserve to treat yourself. You have a permanent amount of ice cream in your freezer and chocolate and potato chips in your cupboards. They’re necessary for your survival, okay?
  9. A fridge full of heathy choices. Since you want to survive this whole being single thing, you totally get that you need to live a healthy lifestyle and that means fuelling your body properly. So although you’re no stranger to some junk food, you also keep some actual food in the house. That means your fridge is stocked with kale, salad, fruit, and all the meals that you prep (and Instagram) on Sundays.
  10. The most random kitchen tools ever. You really are going to learn to cook soon. Seriously. So you absolutely need a special cast-iron pot, a whisk in every color, and 10 different kinds of knives. You’ve either bought these on a kitchen tool shopping spree when you were bored spending another Saturday night alone or they were been birthday or Christmas gifts.
  11. An office nook. Whether you work from home or have an awesome side hustle, you consider working hard a big part of your life. You would still have the same killer work ethic if you were in a relationship, of course — it’s just hard to argue with the fact that rolling solo gives you some time and space to focus on your career. You definitely have some kind of office nook in your home, and it’s definitely decorated in a way that totally fits your style. It’s the little things in life (especially when you’re single AF).
Aya Tsintziras is a freelance lifestyle writer and editor from Toronto, Canada. In addition to writing about dating and relationships for Bolde, she also writes about movies, TV, and video games for ScreenRant and GameRant. She has a Political Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Journalism from Ryerson University. You can find her on Twitter @ayatsintziras and on Instagram @aya.tsintziras.