Moving Home After College: 5 Tips for the Best Experience
Posted on: May 25, 2018 | by: Joseph Beatty
Moving home after college can be one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for the future. But, after living independently for four plus years, no one expects to have to move back home after college. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s just the smart thing to do.
Moving back home after college doesn’t have to be the end of the world. By following a few simple guidelines, moving home can be an enjoyable experience.
5 Must Follow Tips When Moving Back with Parents
1. Set Guidelines Ahead of Time
Before moving back in, have a meeting with your parents to set guidelines about your tenancy. For example, will you have to pay a certain amount of money monthly for rent? Will you be expected to chip in for rent? How strict will your parents be with you coming and going? Having an idea of what kind of rules to expect can help to ease the transition.
2. Discuss the Timeframe
Before moving in with your parents, discuss how long you plan on staying. This way, there will be no misunderstandings regarding the length of your stay.
3. Take it Easy on Your Parents
You’re going to get frustrated with your parents. That’s a given. But even when you’re frustrated with your parents try and remember to take it easy on them. When it comes down to it, your parents are opening their home to help you prepare for your future. Even when you are frustrated, try to remember to cut them some slack. It will go a long way.
4. Rent a Storage Unit
While you were gone, there is a chance that your space became your parent’s space. If this is the case, you may be short on storage space. If your old bedroom became your parent’s workout space, yoga studio or library, consider utilizing a storage unit. While there may not be space for many items inside your room besides your bed, a storage unit allows you to store the remainder of your items in a safe and secure location.
5. Enjoy it as Much as Possible
This will likely be your last time living with your parents, so try and enjoy it as much as possible. You will never regret the nights you spent cooking with your mom or watching a sporting game with your dad.
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