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Blog March 18, 2021

Dubai Professional Mover’s Tips on Moving In and Out of Your Aging Parent’s Home

21st March is soon approaching, which means the entire UAE will soon be celebrating Mother’s Day. Hence, it’s the perfect time to dedicate this post to aging parents.

Today, we will discuss a few tips that will simplify the process of moving back into your aging parents’ home as well as move out from there.

Moving In Back with Your Aging Parents

Moving in with aging parents seems like a good idea to take care of them. But things always don’t go the way you want. When you are working from home (or worse, commuting), it becomes more complicated to stay abreast with everything. No matter the reason behind your move-in, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

  • Expect them to treat you like an adult: Talk to your parents that they don’t have to restrict you or wait up on you anymore like when you were a child.
  • Expect yourself to behave like an adult: Your mother might have done your laundry and prepared meals when you were a kid. But don’t let her do all this now. Be responsible for your own chores.
  • Contribute financially to maintain budget: Your parent may not expect it from you but remember that it is important for you as a responsible individual. Even if you’ve recently lost your job, then find one soon or at least join a part-time job to help with finances.
  • Negotiate house rules beforehand: Discuss with your parents in advance about what is allowed in the home and what is not. Don’t forget that your parents are aging (and sick if they). So, please keep the volume of your chitchats and music down to avoid making them feel uncomfortable while you are partying.
  • Determine who will take care of your parents: Talk to your parents to find out if they are suffering from any disease or condition and if they need special care. If yes, then determine if you want to take this responsibility or you should get professional help to keep things in balance.

Moving Out of Home When Your Parents are Aging and Need Care

We understand that moving out of your parents’ home when they are ill and old is a very big and challenging decision that can take a toll on your mental health.

If you moved back with your parents during the Covid-19 crisis and now feel the need for moving out, here are a few tips that you may find helpful.

  • Plan an exit strategy: If you moved in due to financial reasons, think about readjusting your lifestyle and start saving money. If you can work remotely, think about moving somewhere where rent and utility expenses are cheaper.
  • Try to stay calm: If things get heated, don’t lash out. Just walk away and calm down yourself. Discuss the issue again with a cool mind when there is less heightened emotional activity.
  • Understand your parents: Try to understand that your parents are aging. Like you, they are also going through a lot even if you can’t see it. Think with their point of view. Once you start understanding your parents and being open to them, they will also understand your issues, as well as your need to move out even when they need care.
  • Make arrangements for their care: Before moving out, get some paid assistance from outside to see if they are fine, if they are taking medications, if they are attending their therapy sessions, and whatever they need.

Besides, moving out (and moving in) itself can be very hectic and stressful. But it doesn’t have to. No matter if you are coming back to your parents’ home or moving out of it, Dubai professional movers can make it easier and hassle-free for you.

Right from packing and loading to transporting and unloading, they will take care of everything. So, rather than stressing about how you will be moving out/in, focus on spending quality time with your parents and having meaningful conversations to ensure positive experiences with your parents.