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Why People Move In With Family Members

Last updated 4 years ago

Moving takes a lot of guts. Even if you’re not particularly happy in a particular spot, it can be extremely difficult to pack up all your things and sacrifice the known for the unknown. Still, moving to a new place is a great way to get a fresh start, and it’s a lot easier when you move in with a loved one. Here are a few of the most common reasons why people move in with family members.

Post-College Recalibration
Unfortunately, earning a college degree does not necessarily mean that one will land a job right away. Even if a graduate gets a job straight out of college, he may not have the money to get his own place. Moving back in with the folks reduces the pressure of the job hunt, and gives graduates time to save up. In 2011, about 45% of recent college graduates were living with their parents.

Transitioning to a New City
Every year, millions of people get the feeling that they want to start over in a new city. To make the transition a little easier, people often pick cities in which their family members have already laid down roots. Moving in with family members is a great way to save money, make new friends, and learn about a new city. However, it’s important to lay down a few ground rules if family cohabitation is going to be successful.

Unexpected Life Events
One of the great things about family is that they’re always there for you in difficult times. Some people move in with family members after a tough divorce or when they need help recovering from an injury. Some older parents move in with their adult children for medical reasons or to help with raising grandkids.

If you’re considering moving in with a family member, call Men on the Move at (516) 773-6683. We’ve been providing local and long-distance moving services throughout Long Island and the East Coast since 1985. If you have too many belongings for your new space, we’ll be happy to provide secure storage services.


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