This week, a story in the London Evening Standard suggested that if you stop eating sandwiches you might actually be able to afford a house in London.
The article features "new analysis" from estate agents Strutt & Parker, recommending that London's Millennial couples give up a weekly night out, ditch their 'Lottery habit', cut out takeaways, buying sandwiches, phone upgrades, and an annual foreign city-break in order to save the deposit for a house.
Apparently, just cutting out the shop-bought sandwiches alone and making lunch at home is going to save you £2,567 per year.
And after those five sober, sandwich-less years of saving, all you'll need is around £29,400 off your family and you'll be ready to buy your first London home.
We have a lot of questions: how many Millennials have a 'Lottery habit'? How many Millennials have parents who have almost £30,000 lying around? WHO is spending that much money on sandwiches? But, of course, Twitter came through with reactions to the article that just might make you feel a little bit better.
why 👏 would 👏 i 👏need 👏a 👏house 👏 if 👏 i'm 👏dead 👏 from 👏not 👏 eating 👏 sandwiches https://t.co/hIhyEgVQD0— Mollie Goodfellow 🤶🏻 (@hansmollman) November 14, 2017
Rent: £575— Bolt but with 50 Os in it (@Bolt_451) November 14, 2017
Utility Bills: £150
Please help, I'm not very good at budgeting
Just had my weekly £500 sandwich. Delicious but why can’t I afford a deposit for a house?— Not Noël 🎅🏻 (@_Dniall) November 14, 2017
In other news buttering only one side of the sandwich will save you the deposit for a house in 2 years and eating only half tube of smarties each time will fly you out to Mauritius at the end of the November.— Joe (@JoeKinglake) November 14, 2017
So glad I stopped wasting money on anything at all, a decade just exisiting for the sake of it. I now own the shitty studio in Stratford that my neighbours will find my body in. TAKE THAT INDUSTRIAL SANDWICH COMPLEX— Will Pannell (@WillPannelll) November 14, 2017
You can have your sandwich and eat it. pic.twitter.com/OlUGVjhpUa— Archbishop Poet 🎟 (@morrissey2020) November 14, 2017
Apparently not buying sandwiches will mean millennials can afford to buy a house. This is the best response to that nonsense:— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) November 14, 2017
(Also I had a sandwich for lunch today - so I'm one step further away from being a homeowner!) pic.twitter.com/enBXNPX0Ru
I've always wanted to be trapped in a financial commitment with someone just so I can be a homeowner. 🙄— Bax (@Baxfail) November 14, 2017
Aye dead on, could picture asking me ma for nearly 30k when she barely gives me £5 to do a wash at uni. pic.twitter.com/A4ifT2CUY4— Fat Bitch (@chrismegrath1) November 14, 2017
We must stop eating to afford shelter.— Mikey Mikestein (@lacazettesgiven) November 14, 2017
Next week: "Millennials are killing the meal deal sandwich market!"— Matt Jones (@solearther) November 14, 2017
We may never be able to afford houses, and they may take away our sandwiches, but at least we have Twitter 👐