10 Truths About Moving Back In With Your Parents

Moving back in with your parents

A little while back now, I moved back into my parents house. The reason for this was a pretty crappy one which thankfully resolved itself (read more about that here), but I decided to remain at my parents due to my job, and the fact that I was learning to drive.

There are great things about moving back in with your parents which primarily revolve around how much money you save and that you don’t have to make the dinner. There are also terrible thing about moving back in with your parents such as that loss of independence and no longer being able to walk around the house in various states of undress. TMI? Soz.

Retreating to the nest in your twenties isn’t the easiest thing to do – trust me. But it ain’t all bad, so without further adieu, here’s some true facts about my experience to date.

You’ll basically regress by about ten years. I’m practically a teenager again as my Mum insists on doing my laundry. Honestly, I’ve offered enough times to do it, but no. You can’t argue with that.

Your room will be your sanctuary. Remember when you had a whole house to be yourself, relax and avoid the human race? You now have a single room. Make the most of it.

Everything your parents do or say will annoy you. So back to that whole regressing thing. I was filming a vlog the other night and legit had to stop filming because my Mum called through the door “Have you gone to bed yet?” NO MUM I HAVEN’T I’M 26 I GO TO BED WHEN I WANT.

Your routine will be completely out of whack. I remember the days when I ate dinner at a sensible time but now apparently 8:30pm is dinner time. Wow, I sound like a brat. I could make my own dinner but whatev, I’ll wait ’til 8:30pm if I can just binge Netflix whilst my dinner is being cooked #Princess. Just FYI, as with the laundry I do offer to make my own food but my parents seem to take that as an insult to their very being.

You will be mocked. Colleagues and friends will mock you but it’s only because they’re jealous of all the money you suddenly have now that you only have to contribute rent and can say goodbye to council tax and bills. DON’T BE HATING.

Buying things will happen, a lot. That extra money you now have? Don’t get used to it because most of it is going to Dorothy Perkins as they’re having their 7th sale of the week. 25% off AGAIN, DP? You spoil me.

You wonder whether you’ll survive back out in the wild after this. Flying the nest again is hella appealing but also will you ever get used to having to look after yourself again?!

Inviting your friends over would just be weird. “Hey guys, come hang out at my parents house!” said no one older than 12 except my 29 year old brother who also lives at home.

Going out is both a blessing and a curse. SWEET FREEDOM. But also texts from your Mum asking if you’ll be home for dinner.

Despite the frustrations, they are there for you. There’s nothing wrong with occasionally needing your parents help, no matter your age. Whether you’ve had a bad day at work and just need to vent, or you just want some company, they are there for you. Probably watching Eastenders and not listening to a word you say, but hey…they’re there.

Comments

  1. Hannah

    I moved home for a few months after a break up and whilst it was lovely to have the comfort of my family it got so frustrating as I’d got used to my own routines. Case in point: I put my uniform on the bed and got in the shower before work, when I came back out it was all bundled into the washing machine which was switched on!

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      Cat Fyson

      The change in routines is the hardest part I swear! When you have your own routines, everyone else’s seems crazy! Even small things like my Mum moving things in my room drives me crazy haha. I know she’s just trying to help (like your Mum with your uniform), but I think it’s just impossible for them to win! x

  2. Natasha

    Loved this post and found myself nodding along with each one! I spent 3 lovely, jam-packed years at university doing the majority of my own stuff myself and it was great. The independence was a kick that I needed and I found myself growing up and getting more confident with each day. I’ve moved back into a home with my Mum and brother for financial reasons and it is hard sometimes – I love my family but having 3 adults under one roof can be tough so I sympathise with you Cat! – Tasha

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      Cat Fyson

      Heh, glad you liked it! But sorry you could relate to the points, too ;)! It is hard having that independence at Uni to then go home again. We have 4 adults under our roof (arguably) with my older brother at home too, so yeah it is tough not to butt heads! x

  3. Jes

    Oh man, I can’t imagine moving back home. Because of moving out, my relationship with my parents has been A LOT better so I am happy to make the decision to move out into my own house.

    At least when you move out again it’ll be pure bliss!

    http://jesandbleu.com

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      Cat Fyson

      It is true that when you move out your relationship with your parents improves. I love them dearly, but we definitely got on better and appreciated each other more from a distance! (How awful does that sound? But it’s so true!). I am looking forward to moving back out! x

  4. Aimee

    I moved out at 20 and thankfully never moved back. I think my mum and I would drive each other mad if we still lived together tbh. This post did make me chuckle. x

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  5. Charlotte Ryan

    I’m considering moving back home to Ireland after living away for the past two years in Brighton. I can totally see all of this happening to me, although I’d welcome the laundry washing with open arms as I find your mum just does it so much better! Loved this, first post I’ve read from you and looking forward to reading more 🙂

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      Cat Fyson

      Moving back home does have its benefits as well as drawbacks! I would really miss being near Brighton if I were you though – I’m in Worthing so not far away! Thank you for checking out my blog and glad you are enjoying it 🙂 Totally going to check out yours now! x

  6. Kate Medlin

    I just moved home after breaking up w/ my live-in boyfriend, & reading this made me feel so much better that I’m not alone. Totally hit the nail on the head w/ all of these!

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  7. Beth

    I’m currently applying for jobs at home as I currently live a 4 hour journey away where I am working my first work since finishing uni. Although I love the independence I am also finding that with the cost of rent/bills etc that moving back in with my parents is the most financially viable solution at the moment. It’s so nice to see that other people my age are in the same position and need that extra bit of time to get on their feet!

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      Cat

      The financial element is a big pull – when I was living at home with my parents I was able to save a lot (although the vast majority went on paying for my driving lessons…but had I not moved home, I would not now be driving!)

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