(Closed) Asking for furniture back… yay or nay?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you ask for your stuff back?
    Yes! : (40 votes)
    78 %
    No! : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @oracle:  how long ago did you leave the furniture at their house?

    Post # 4
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee

    I didn’t leave furniture, but I had a few decorations that I had left behind because I had no room for them. When I moved to a bigger place, I took some of them back, and left others.

    Post # 5
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    its your parents, i think theyd be more understanding than a roomate. just ask, all they can say is no 🙂 good luck

    Post # 6
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    How long did you keep it there?  Do you actually want/need it, or just integrated it for the time being so that it wasnt out of place while it was being stored?

    I’d ask about it.  If the plan wasnt for them to keep it, they probably still expect you to take it back at some point.


    Post # 7
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m very open with my parents. My mom and I are very close and me and my stepdad are like best friends, so I have no problem asking them for/about anything, lol. I’d ask for it back. I know some people aren’t as ‘chummy’ with their ‘rents though so it kind of just depends on your guys’ relationship

    Post # 8
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    @oracle:  It is your parents – they will want to help you. They won’t want you to buy new stuff when you already bought *old* stuff. That makes no sense and isn’t fair. As long as the intention was to “store” it at their house and you weren’t “giving” it to them, I see no problem with this.

    Actually, it reminds me of something. Fiance stored something as his mother’s house that she decided to start using (hence the integrating into the household). He made a comment about it and said she agreed to store it, not use it. She had no problem giving it back – at least that she expressed.

    Post # 9
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Definitely ask, who knows they might have integrated it because they didn’t want it to get lost in storage and they have been waiting for you to take it back.  Or maybe they fell in love with them and hope to keep them and they can tell you so.


    Post # 10
    9578 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You should ask.  What is it?

    I left a bookcase (filled with my books) at my parents for about 2.5 years.  They had it out in one of the rooms.  I was actually content on leaving it there until I bought a house but my mom told me she wanted me to take it back.  They had most of their floors re-done and I think she was ready for it to be gone.

    Post # 12
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Assuming the agreement from the beginning was for them to store it (versus you just giving it to them), I’d ask for them back.  If that was the plan all along, I don’t see an issue.

    Post # 13
    9082 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I would probably let it go after six years unless it’s something you really want back.

    Post # 14
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Since it is your parents I would bring it up. A roommate or friend, no.

    Post # 15
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just ask!  (Even a roommate or friend.)  The worst thing isn’t even that they ask to keep it – the worst is that they want it gone, but you don’t take it back!  My sister moved a whole house worth of stuff into my parents house and of course they integrated it so it wouldn’t seem quite like “clutter” but they really wanted it gone.  When I moved in with Darling Husband, I gave my parents my tv on “long term loan” until we have a place with a room for a second tv (we do not want it in the bedroom, my parents needed a new tv).  I was reluctant to ask for it back from them when we thought we were buying a place but it turns out that they were planning on returning it as agreed and had already started looking for a replacement one.


    Post # 16
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    Since it’s your parents, I’d just ask them if you could take that back.


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