Moving back home with your parents in your twenties

Don’t get me wrong we all love our parents... however, after moving away, getting used to your own space and freedom, having to come back can be a struggle! It is pretty inevitable for most 20-somethings at some point you move back in with your parents even for a short period of time. Whether it be after you finish uni or in between jobs or you just need a place whilst you figure things out. Moving back is very different once you’ve had your own set of ‘rules’ or ‘no rules’.


After uni I moved straight to Liverpool and thought that was me done and dusted and I’d never look back however fast forward and I’m now back home and have been for the last 2 years (I shed a tear every time I think that) I’ve found it really difficult and I imagine so have my parents... I have a few ideas and tips that have helped me along the way!


1. Set Boundaries


This is so important. Moving back home as a twenty-something your parents have to realise you’re not a baby anymore you’re an adult with your own life! Do this early on, trust me it will save any rows later on over what time you’re coming in or if you’re having tea. Let them know you’re not going to tell them your every move and sometimes will go for spontaneous drinks. But also recognise it's a habit as a parent to want to know your safe and their way of doing that is to know your every move!

2. Create your own space


I recognise not everyone will be lucky enough to move back into their own bedroom and sometimes you have to share but whatever space you have, make it your own. Whether you redecorate, buy some new pieces it will make moving that little bit more exciting! Plus it a reason to go shopping... do I need to say more!


3. Keep looking forward


Moving home can feel like a step backwards but sometimes we have to step back to move forward. Moving home for most people is a money saver for a place of your own or travelling, even if it’s just to get that student overdraft gone with. Set yourself a goal and a rough timeframe and stick to it they’ll be a few hurdles along the way but you’ll be back out of there in no time!


4. Stay positive


Washing done, tea on the table, fridge full...just to name a few! Understandably not everyone’s parents are going to do this but when they do enjoy it! One day you’ll be back doing it all for yourself and wishing you had someone there to do it for you!


Don’t get me wrong we all love our parents, however, after moving away getting used to your own space and freedom, having to come back can be a struggle! It is pretty inevitable for most 20-somethings at some point you move back in with your parents even for a short period of time. Whether it be after you finish uni or in between jobs or you just need a place whilst you figure things out. Moving back is very different once you’ve had your own set of ‘rules’ or ‘no rules’ in the process.

Blog post author: Megan Williams




Meg, from North Wales is an Intelligence Researcher by day and food blogger by night. She aims to give comfort to the 20-somethings who, like her, are trying to figure this whole thing out!




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