"I didn't feel so much pressure trying to find a way out," she tells PEOPLE
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Most young adults can’t wait to move out of mom and dad’s house. But for Miranda Cosgrove, it’s been exactly the opposite.

“I have my own place,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I feel like everybody wants to find a way to get out and be independent, but for me, it was like all of a sudden I had this place that I could go live at and I was like, ‘Oh no.'”

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While moving into her own home was “exciting at first,” once the Crowded star actually settled into her own place, “it was kind of boring,” she says.

“My mom’s not doing my laundry and I have no one to watch TV with at night,” she jokes. So now the actress – who still attends college at the University of Southern California – splits her time between her parents’ house and her own.

“I didn’t feel so much pressure trying to find a way out, and it did the opposite and made me want to stay,” she explains. “When I say I live in my parents’ house, I think [people] think I live in the basement . . . But I like it!”