This is the third and concluding part of tips all around the subject of moving in with your parents. You can find the first two parts here:
While so far we have been mainly been dealing with moving back home for the purpose of taking care of your parent(s), we also wanted to add a few more general tips as well.
When moving in with your parents to save money
- Address the question of finances with your parents. If somehow possible, you might still at least offer to pay some rent.
- If the arrangement is rent-free, keep in mind that you have other options to pull your own weight, i.e. by taking care of the grocery shopping, doing errands or household chores.
- Respect your parents boundaries and privacy. It’s their home, after all.
- A sincere “thank you” shows your appreciation. If you want to add a nice gesture, how about bringing some flowers four you mother, or cooking a special family dinner.
- Moving in with your parents after having lived on your own for a while will require some adjustment. Keep your eyes on the prize, i.e. getting back on your own feet again.
The question of downsizing when moving in with your parents
Moving back home often involves some form of downsizing, at least if you had your own household before. We have already written about how to downsize your home.
When it comes to downsizing, decluttering your possessions is certainly one of the big tasks to get you there. This is one of the subjects that keep coming up in our posts, so we would like to invite you to check out these articles.
Usually, a move back into your parents’ home means you will only have very limited space at your disposal. The question you need to ask yourself is, whether you want/need to get rid of all the items you cannot bring with you, or whether it makes sense to put them into storage. In fact, this might make a lot of sense when you already know that the stay with your parents will only be temporary.
- While only tangentially related to actually moving back in with your family, this might still be interesting: An article in “The Atlantic” about the challenges of dating while living at home: “The Most Awkward Part of Living With Your Parents as an Adult.”
How to accomplish the actual move?
As always: When it comes to the actual moving process,
- either locally in Tampa and Riverview
- or long-distance
you have come to the right website! Contact Brothers EZ Moving for support with your move! We certainly look forward to hearing from you!