At some point, you may find that because of financial issues or another crisis, you need to move back in with either your parents or other family members. No matter what the reason is, this can still be an especially difficult and complicated relocation experience.
You can make a transition back to the nest a little less stressful for you by taking the time to do these four things:
- Regroup and set new goals – Think about the bigger picture. This may include drawing up a six to twelve-month plan where you move back home, get a job and then move out again. Be clear with everyone about why you are returning, how long you plan to stay and when you plan to leave.
- Talk to your parents/relatives – You’ll need to have a serious heart-to-heart with the family members with whom you plan on living. This will likely be very difficult as it will force you to swallow some of your pride. You can make it a little easier on yourself by being open, honest and showing them that you have a plan.
- Draw up a contract – The worst thing you can do is assume that your parents/relatives will take care of you while you are staying with them. Discuss financial arrangements before you move and offer to contribute money towards rent and/or other bills such as those associated with food and utilities. Also offer to help with chores such as cooking, cleaning and doing laundry.
- Be ready to do some soul-searching – If you are moving in with your parents, you may want to reconnect with old friends or find a new hobby. If you are moving in with other family members, this might be a good time to solidify interpersonal relationships. Wherever you go, use this time for personal growth and self-discovery.
Putting your things into storage would also be a good idea. That way, you can minimize any inconvenience that extra belongings might cause to your family members. Lone Star Self-Storage can help you find the right-sized unit at just the right price. Contact us and let us make your move–and life transitions–a little easier!