Why I Love Living With My Parents In My Twenties

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Living with my parents in my Twenties

The world around us is changing, no longer is it unheard of for someone in their twenties or even thirties to be living at home. Some have gone and come back, sometimes with a husband even! Some never left. With the housing ladder as unreachable as it is now, it’s just something that’s completely changed for my generation.

However, I do feel some form of shame and a need for an explanation when I explain to people that I’m living with my parents in my twenties, 26 to be exact. I actually love it though, honestly, if you’ve moved out you might want to reconsider after this post because to me, there’s no place like home.

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I am in love with this dress. From the moment I saw ohh couture in her Chloe dress I was smitten but of course it’s totally out of my price range. Then one day I was just happily scrolling through Sheinside – aka the home of all dupes and cheap amazingness, when I stumbled on this beauty! It’s a dead ringer for the Chloe one and I needed it. Now it’s mine. I don’t know when I’ll wear it, maybe just at home when I’m answering my emails a la Monica and Rachel in Friends. Either way, it’s beautiful and it makes me happy! I’ll have you know the shoes are also Chloe dupes but I couldn’t find the originals to link so you’ll just have to take my word for it! Pretty happy to have a full Chloe look for well under £100!!!


*Sunglasses : HERE
*Dress : HERE
*Shoes : HERE


And incase you didn’t believe me . .  shame on you . . here’s the proof!

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The Highlights of living at home

The Food – The fridge is always full, the dinner is always cooked, the cups of tea are always being made and guess what?! There’s always a selection of cakes and biscuits to go with said cup of tea. The best thing about it? Thinking about eating just doesn’t have to enter your head because at home? you’ll always be fed.

Washing – Mum, otherwise known as the clothes fairy magically takes your washing, cleans it and puts it back without you even noticing. You don’t have to wait until you’ve compiled enough to wash a load, there’s always a load going on at home with Mum and Dad.

Saving – If I wasn’t living with my parents in my twenties, I would never have been able to save for holiday, let alone a 3 month trip! It also allowed me the security to quit a job I hated and dive head first into blogging and styling for which I will always be grateful for!

Company – Call me sad, but there’s nothing I love better than getting a take out and watching Casualty on a Saturday night with my parents and my boyfriend. It’s so nice to always have people around. If you want a late night trip to Mcdonalds there is always someone game.

Pets –  And this is why I won’t be leaving for the foreseeable future. They only went and got a dog! Pets make everything better and with two cats and a dog, even if the whole family’s out you’ve still got company. I guess you can have pets in your own house too but for me I just wouldn’t want to leave my babies!

-Warm Clean Fluffy Towels – From living at Uni, this is one thing I will never take for granted. A nice fresh, fluffy towel straight from the airing cupboard. Not that I’m saying I didn’t wash my towels at Uni, but it definitely wasn’t an everyday occurrence!

Nurse Mum – When I’m ill I like to revert to being a child and Mum is always there to take my temperature and bring me endless cups of tea. I secretly think she loves it, she always goes out and buys me my favourite things when I’m poorly, gotta love Sue Crowe.

-Dads Taxi – Even at the age of 26, my Dad obliges to the Dad’s taxi rules and ferries me around. I do have my own car, but sometimes you want to enjoy a little afternoon tipple you know?

The Low Points of living at home

‘Mum get out of my room’ – I’ve got two words to say to you . . NO BOUNDRIES. My Mum even goes through my bin to sort recycling and rubbish which I have told her time and time again I do it already but will she listen? I can’t even throw something away with some privacy!

Space – Working from home a lot means space can be an issue. I don’t have an office so my bed is my workspace which means I can get distracted very often! As a blogger I also kindly get gifted items which I have no space for! I keep telling Mum I need a walk in closet but she just won’t get rid of my sister to make room.

Siblings – Which nicely leads me on to the next point. My sister also loves living with my parents in her twenties as much as I love living with my parents in my twenties. So we still have the occasional (daily) shouting match . . sisterly love and all that.

Visitors – Despite being 26, I still have to either leave the house or sleep in my sisters bed when someone comes round to stay. This usually leads to an argument over who’s giving up their bed and results with Mum and Dad on the sofa down stairs.

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All photography by Jack Earl AKA My Instagram Husband (I wish)

Hat’s off to Sue & Bill for making home too good for me to ever leave, and making me love living with my parents in my twenties!

Do you live with your parents and if so how old are you!? Let me know! I’m curious!

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  1. Emma Egan
    31st July 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I’m 20 and still live at home and love it just as much as you do!!

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:10 pm

      yay for living at home!!!

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks Sophie!! I’ve told him he’s got the job though I’m not sure if he wants it!

  2. 31st July 2016 / 5:18 pm

    “I keep telling Mum I need a walk in closet but she just wonโ€™t get rid of my sister to make room.” I laughed so much at this line :’) I definitely agree with all the points you’ve made though, I’m in my twenties and I’m still at home and definitely don’t see that changing anytime soon x

    Darling Jordan

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Hahaha well she’s read the blog post and my sisters still there so I think she’s staying!

  3. Rachel Emily
    31st July 2016 / 5:44 pm

    This is a great post. I’m 25 and desperate for my own house because of siblings and space issues but I just refuse to waste money on renting when life can be so cushy at home. I totally feel the shame when I have to admit to people I still live at home. The look people can give you!


    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Don’t they just! Like they make me feel as though I’m a child!

  4. 31st July 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Lovely pictures.
    I live at home too. It has its pros ans cons. i like the finance saving part but there’s not always that much privacy.. the pros overrule the cons though + am spending time with family so i love it.

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Exactly! The privacy is an issue but hey that’s just family for you!!! I think everyones are the same!

  5. sophie
    1st August 2016 / 10:50 am

    I love the idea of having my own place but I know at 20 that won’t be happening anytime soon! With my parents divorced though It does mean I can switch houses haha so that keeps things a bit interesting, I do love being at home though and I don’t think I could ever leave our family dog, I’d miss him far too much! xx

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:06 pm

      My pet is my favourite thing about home hands down!!

  6. Em
    1st August 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Great post, so true! I am 27 and I’ve had my own flat, had my own house with my boyfriend and I always end up back with either my parents or my boyfriends parents. It’s so difficult now to be able to afford anything, buying or privately renting is extortionate! For me, the best parts are the company and the food! It’s always nice to have someone to talk to, having lived totally alone I know how it feels to sit and watch TV and eat dinner alone, and it SUCKS! However, I can’t wait to finish uni and start working full time again so we can save up to either move to America or buy a house, I miss my office/craft room so much, sigh… as you said the bed or for me, tiny desk will have to do until then!

    Em x

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:06 pm

      oh wow! Moving to america sounds incredible!!! I bet it must be hard from having a room to yourself as an office to going back to working on your lap!

  7. 1st August 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with living with your parents in your twenties at all ๐Ÿ™‚ It probably makes good financial sense too! I definitely couldn’t live with my parents though – they would drive me mad lol

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Ah I guess I am lucky that mine don’t! It makes A LOT of financial sense!!!

  8. 1st August 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I’m 22 and just finished uni so I’m home ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it but I’ll need to leave and move to London at some point soon as that’s where all the jobs I like seem to be!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Isn’t it so annoying! London is just where everything is! I go there two or three times a week for work and it does take it’s toll but I just love coming home to peace after a day in the hustle and bustle!

  9. 2nd August 2016 / 2:43 am

    My husband lived with his parents till he was 26 (after college)–and it allowed him to save money and pay off school debt very quickly. He moved out when we got married, obviously, but if it weren’t for me, he’d probably still be living with them. He’s very close to his family and really liked that when he lived there, he could help his parents pay their mortgage and drop his little brother off at school and all that kind of stuff. I think we all want to help our parents out as they get a little older. I would not want to live with my parents anymore, though, I love having my own home with my husband!

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:04 pm

      Ah thats so lovely! I do love close families I think it’s great! I don’t know if I could be married and living with my parents I think then perhaps that would be too much!

  10. 2nd August 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I’m originally from Slovenia and lived with my parents till I was 29. It’s very common to stay at home as most young people can’t afford their own homes. Our houses are much bigger (luckily I guess) so it often happens that once married, you still live with parents and split the house in two flats. I guess it works both ways. But I do love living in our own flat in London and know that I’m very lucky that I can do that.


    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:02 pm

      I can imagine! I definitely will move out when I am ready to live with my boyfriend but for now I am just loving it!

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Exactly! Mum hugs beat them all!

  11. Cynthia Loewen
    3rd August 2016 / 1:08 am

    I definitely agree! My fiancรฉ and I lived with my parents for half the year before moving to a new city. Not all parents are the same – living with parents can be a blessing.

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Totally! I feel lucky that I have great parents who I get on with great!

  12. Laura Blair
    3rd August 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Lolz this is so true I just moved back in with the rents after living in London for 8 years as there was no way in hell I was ever going to save for a house otherwise. I thought it would be a sacrifice but it’s actually pretty darn cushy! Love this dress on you xxxx

    • Sinead
      3rd August 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks so much beautiful! Dying over your instagram recently!!! And omg I know isn’t it just the best? Never leaving!

  13. ninegrandstudent
    3rd August 2016 / 6:03 pm

    I have major respect for anyone living at home – I’m back for the summer having graduated university (being on a 15 month placement means this is my first time at home in three years, for longer than two weeks anyway!) and I can’t wait to leave! I love my family, and my parents actually are the ‘cool’ parents people talk about but the lack of independence is driving me mad! x

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  14. 3rd August 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I’ve been itching to move out for the longest time, particularly as I stayed at home for university so haven’t ever had freedom in that sense, but I’m realising how lucky I am to have the support of my parents and all of the things they do for me! I think it’s easy to start taking these things for granted and only picking up on the negatives, but above all else they’ve always been there for me when I’ve needed them – which I’m very grateful for ๐Ÿ™‚ I definitely had a giggle over getting rid of your sister, haha!! x

  15. 4th August 2016 / 11:07 am

    I lived with my parents till I was 21 and then moved on with my partner and his parents so we could save for a deposit on a house. That took a few years. I lived living with his parents but much prefer having our own home! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • Sinead
      10th August 2016 / 5:45 pm

      I know I definitely go through stages, When it’s the right time I will love to live with my boyfriend!

  16. Sinead
    10th August 2016 / 5:47 pm

    I know what you mean! Sometimes living alone is so expensive! It just isn’t an option!

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