Tough Decisions: How To Move in With Your Parents As An Adult

The coronavirus pandemic has put many people in the space of uncertainty. Several young people have had to move back home to gain a sense of security for the foreseeable future. 

Uncertainty is not easy to deal with, so many young people seek comfort from their family. For many, this means packing up your belongings to move back in with your parents. 

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Staying with your parents as an adult is a lot different than when you are growing up. This action can cause some strain in your relationship if you don’t take the necessary precautions.

Take a look at some of these tips to help you survive moving back home to live with your parents. 

Accept Your Situation Very Early On

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Moving back home may not be the ideal step for many adults, but it can be necessary at times. Longing for what could have been will send you down a road of bitterness while at home. 

Make sure to give yourself time to grieve your lost independence and accept your current situation. Looking at a silver lining may help; the economy may suck, but you will save a lot of money back home. 

Communicate Your Boundaries With Your Parents

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You are not in the same life stage as you were when you used to live back home. However, parents may forget this because you are still their child, and they will treat you as such at some point.

Try to set up a call with your family before moving back in and talk about your boundaries. Ask your parents what they expect from you and communicate what you expect them to avoid future conflicts. 

Keep Yourself Entertained

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Locking yourself up in your room will make your experience a lot more depressing. Try to keep yourself entertained while you are at home, even if it means trying to do a TikTok challenge or two. 

Don’t forget about your interests while you are back home as well. Find a way to incorporate your hobbies into your new space. Organize sundowner video calls with friends when you’re lonely. Live your life.

Make Some Contributions

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The worst thing to fear about moving back home is regression. You may start to become dependent on your parents again if you don’t find ways to contribute to the house. 

Offer to do chores, run errands, and even purchase a few grocery items during your stay. These actions will make your transition back to independence a lot smoother than expected.

Start Saving Now

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You will have to move out of your parent’s house at some point so you should start saving for that. If you have money coming in, create a savings goal to help you pay for your new place’s deposit. 

If you don’t have an income to rely on, try to find ways to work from home to save. You can make extra cash by selling your old stuff, babysitting, or making sweet treats. 

Written by:
Siba Mosana

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