Living With Parents
We’ve finally sold our place (our solicitors were very slow!) and so I’m back at my parents’ house for the next few week. We’re waiting for the purchase of our new house to go through. So far it’s been lovely – it’s nice to spend some time together and everyone is getting along very well. Plus I am being spoilt by my parents with having dinners cooked for me and my washing done. Bliss. An escape from housework for 7 weeks, what a luxury. I will miss the cooking, as you know I like to get creative in the kitchen, but maybe my Mum and I can get our cook on and share some of our favourite home cooking recipes.
In light of my living situation, I thought I’d put some tips together on how to make sure you get along whilst living with parents, as an adult.
Be respectful with noise, particularly late at night or first thing in the morning.
Tidy up after yourself. Whether that’s putting away clothes and shoes, or cleaning the kitchen after cooking.
Let your parents know when and where you will be. Even if it’s just a rough idea. They will still worry about you even if you are in your 30s.
Be aware of each other’s routines, especially if anyone has to leave for work at a certain time or has appointments.
Offer to help out with the housework and cooking.
Make time to spend some time together. It’s a lovely opportunity to spend time with some of your favourite people and get to know them even better. It may have been a while since you last lived together, so take full advantage.
Most of all be grateful that they have welcomed you back under their roof. They didn’t have to let you have a key back! Don’t be ungrateful and make them regret it!
Do you have any other tips to share? Have you moved home as an adult?
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