Moving in with your adult children can be rewarding for everyone involved, but such a significant change requires careful planning and mindful adjustments. These four tips for moving in with your children can make the transition easier for everyone.
Talk About Costs
Take the time to work out a budget and organize who will cover everything from mortgage payments to grocery bills. This will help you feel like a valued member of the household rather than a mere visitor.
Agree on House Rules
The house rules you established decades ago when your children were young probably won’t apply any longer. Before you move in, sit down and agree on a few house rules, especially as they pertain to disciplining grandkids, keeping up with chores, and giving everyone the privacy that they need.
Think About Hiring Help
There may come a time when you’ll need in-home care now or some time down the road, you need to talk with your children about who will cover the costs, so it doesn’t become an issue when the situation is critical.
Consider Household Adjustments
Your children’s home might work perfectly well for them, but you may need to make a few changes before you get settled. Talk with your children in advance about making bathrooms more accessible or installing a ramp outside the entrance. If a major renovation is involved, be sure to talk about renovation costs and timelines, so everyone is on the same page.
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