Moving in with your adult child can be challenging. If you have made the decision to give up your own home and move in with one of your children, use the following tips to make the arrangement pleasant for everyone:
Show Your Gratitude
The dynamic of living with a child in his own home is much different than when you lived together in your home. If you want to make the best of the situation, try to maintain a positive attitude. Show your gratitude to your child so he knows how much you appreciate him sharing his home. Make an effort not to get mad about small things. If you keep a positive attitude, everyone else is likely to as well.
It is more important than ever to communicate well when you move into your child’s house. Before the moving company even comes to pick up your belongings, talk to your child about your expectations for the transition. Ask your child to talk to you about his normal family routine and how you will fit into it. After you move, maintain open communication.
Help Where You Can
No one expects you to clean the entire house, but there are probably a few small chores for which you can take responsibility. If you want to handle the cooking a few days a week or fold laundry, the extra hands may serve as a big help to your child.
Men on the Move can ensure that you and your belongings safely transition to your child’s house. As one of the best moving companies on Long Island, we work hard to meet all of your needs. With a staff of movers who are responsible and dedicated, we are not satisfied until you are satisfied. To learn more about our moving and storage services, call us at (516) 773-6683.