Post # 1
I’m moving in with my MIL! We sold our house and are having a brand spanking new house built just for us, but we won’t we in the new house until January. We close on our current house Aug 15. My Mother-In-Law has graciously offered us her garage (nice, clean, carpeted, and air conditioned) from now until we can get into the new house. So does anyone have any advice (or commiseration) on living under your inlaws roof (his grandma and little sister live there too :/) in one room with the Fiance and three dogs while trying to finish a million diy projects and make decisions about the house?
Post # 3
I would just be open and honest and try and get a round touble going on what is expected from everyone. As in division of chores, division of bills, use of common areas, guests etc. Get it all sorted out before moving in so that it doesn’t create tensions later on and so everyone is on the same page.
Post # 4
No clue but good luck! And remember, it is only until January.
Post # 5
I would probably occupy myself with as many “outside the house” activities as possible. Even if it’s just sitting in a Starbucks and reading a book a couple times a week.
It doesn’t sound like you have it too bad…but I would still feel pretty suffocated. Just try to get out of the house as much as possible.
Post # 6
I would say to make sure to find an outlet outside the house – running, a hobby, a weekly girls night, etc. And try to be patient. AND…..it’s only until Jan. I think you can handle it. 🙂
Post # 7
How exciting (the new house), congratulations!
As for living with your Mother-In-Law, just try to behave like you would want your own houseguests to. Both my brother and I moved in with our parents briefly after graduating college. I’m more welcome to come back than he is. 🙂 But it’s because I paid for food, helped around the house, and was just pleasant to be around. He can’t keep his mess to himself and always took advantage of my parents’ full tank of gas or fridge full of food.
Living in one room with your fiance will be more challenging, but will give you a chance to get to know everyone better. 🙂
Post # 8
January is not that far away, so I think you will be fine.
Just remember to act as you would want someone living in your house to act and all will be good. Perhaps talk to her ahead of time about her expectations, etc. so that there are no fights down the road/resentment after you move out. The time will go quickly, especially with working on wedding DIY’s.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the advice! Luckily Mother-In-Law is super laid back so I think everything should be peachy if we just pay our share (if she lets us) and I ask if there is anything that she needs done around the house. It’s going to be a big change, but I’m really lucky to have a Mother-In-Law that likes me enough to invite me to stay in her home!
Post # 10
We moved in with my family for about 2 months in between our lease ending and closing on our house. I was in complete fear and hysterically cried at that the thought. But when all was said and done, it actually wasnt that bad. We saved a ton of money and like a PP suggested, we just went out a lot. It was a very busy time for us and my mom was so laid back about everything and we never felt like we were cramped on top of her (despite that fact that we went from a giant apartment to my childhood bedroom!).
My Fiance actually says he could have done it for longer, and sometimes he wishes we had to save more money. Even though my mom wasnt around a lot, I missed our privacy. Just be respectful of her house and Im sure everything will be fine 🙂