Why Moving Back In With Your Parents Isn’t Actually The Worst

Yeah, the struggle is real, but it’s also not really that much of a struggle.

1. Living at home after you graduate college can seem like a bit of a bummer. You’ll quickly learn how to maneuver the embarrassing conversation that follows, “Oh, where do you live?”

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2. Or getting massive FOMO when your friends who don’t live at home do fun things in their apartments.

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3. Your parents, bless them, will judge you when you’re hungover.

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“Don’t you think I feel bad enough already, mom?”


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4. Dating is…harder when you’re living in your childhood room under mom and dad’s roof.

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Yeah no. This is not a turn-on.

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5. As great as it is to live with your siblings again, you’ve also got to, you know, live with your siblings.

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Just like old times.

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6. You know all those kids you hated in high school and were so eager to get away from? Welp, guess who you’ll be seeing every time you go to a bar in your hometown?

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7. And your few friends who still live at home will eventually move out one by one.

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8. Since it’s mom and dad’s house, and they’re still ~concerned parents~ you need to check in with them when you go out.

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“Ugh yes, I’ll be back around 2.”

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9. When you’re living at home, sometimes you hear things. And after four years in college you know what roommate sex sounds like.

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10. But the worst thing about living at home is how weirdly easy it becomes to do nothing. All. Day. Long.

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This can be a bit of a problem when you’re looking for a job or trying to find a way to move out.

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11. Still, there’s a lot that’s awesome about living at home! You save so much money when you don’t have to pay rent.

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12. And your room at home is probably muuuuuch nicer than anything you could afford on your own.

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13. Not paying rent means you’re also not paying for other utilities.

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So gimme dat AC.

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14. Laundry is so much less of a hassle if you’re not dragging it to a laundromat.

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If you’re really lucky, you might not even have to do it yourself!

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15. Everything is much cleaner!

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Because real adults don’t like to live in filth!

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16. Essentials like toilet paper magically replenish themselves.

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17. And you can use your parents’ actual HBO on a real TV instead of mooching their HBO GO on your crummy laptop.

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Heck, you can watch cable for free!

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18. Your parents actually know how to cook.

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So you don’t have to survive on macaroni and cheese or blow all your money on Seamless.

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19. And the kitchen is usually fully stocked, so you won’t go hungry.

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20. Chances are your parents have much nicer booze than you can afford on your own.

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21. Unlike roommates, your parents probably won’t steal your shit.

(Siblings may be another story, however.)

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22. And if you ever get the flu, your parents are obligated to take care of you.

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Roommates are more likely to lock you in your room so they don’t get sick.

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23. You can hang out with old high school friends who are also living at home.

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24. Best of all you get to play with your pets <3 <3 <3

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The importance of this perk cannot be overstated.

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Frankly, a lot of what’s good or bad about living at home depends on how you think about it.

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So have a good attitude and enjoy the perks of living at home. Just keep your eye on the prize.

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