Living With Your Parents In Your Twenties

Living With Your Parents In Your Twenties

Honestly, it’s pretty great. However after graduating from University two years ago, I am getting to that point where I need to move out soon. In fact since my brother came home from University in May, it has motivated me to move out even more.

But really, it does get a bit annoying when people find out you still live with your parents. The pity, or maybe it’s the oh you’re not really grown up look that they give you. Like hello, I am not living with my parents because I missed them so much whilst I was at University for three years, or because I am still a child, it’s the money situation.

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When in reality I’m living at home because the city in which I work in is hella expensive. I don’t really want to rent, I never wanted to rent which means saving for a mortgage deposit is the way forward. But to save for a mortgage I need to live at home for a couple of years and save like hell.

The things I love about living at home include a full fridge, never worrying about bills, always having somebody at home to talk to and never having to do the food shop. Coming home from work in the Winter when it’s freezing cold and horrifically rainy, walking through the door to finding a warm cooked meal in front of you with a glass of wine waiting is heavenly. Heck when I move out I’ll be coming home to a dark house, no food and jobs to do around the house. I’ll enjoy these home comforts for as long as I can.

The negative sides to living at home include feeling like a child whilst being 23. Coming home from a night out and having to creep around at the age of 23 is horrible. I feel that 4 grown adults living in a three-bedroom house is too much for me.

It’s generally okay living with parents around 90% of the time. Over the Christmas break where nobody is working it’s quite easy to get up in each others grills and throw tantrums/get very argumentative. But hey, beggars can’t be choosers.

I just cannot wait to move out so that I don’t get the pity look of oh you still live at home? Has anyone else encountered the living at home pity? I mean I know it might be pretty lame but hey, who’s the one paying a small rent living the luxury life eh!



  1. August 1, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I spent a year living at home after I finished university and it’s honestly not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be if you have a good relationship with your parents. I lived for cheap and my mum spent half of my rent taking me out for tea so I really can’t complain. Whilst I live by myself now and wouldn’t change it for the world, being able to save a few hundred quid a month minimum and having a year of home comforts did me the world of good.

  2. August 25, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I really hate it when people judge others for living with their parents. I live in London and it’s so expensive to live/rent/buy a house here, so many people (myself included) have no choice.

    Having said that, I don’t enjoy living at home so I’m saving to move out ASAP. I need my own space and as an introvert I need to be on my own.


  3. October 5, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I lived at home for a year when I first graduated at the age of 24! Then I lived alone for a year – which I loved – and I’ve recently moved back home to save as I’m going travelling in a few months. I know people my age who’ve lived at home for years and have no plans to move out, then I know other people who moved out at 18. Everyone’s different and everyone has different lifestyles! x

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