I have a great offer from my sister. She’s looking into buying a home, and has invited my family to live with her rent-free in exchange for keeping the house going and helping with her 13 year old daughter.
But it’s in the Bay Area.
Thing is, we just about have to move anyhow. The way things are going for me right now with my home business, we might be able to stick around here, but maybe not. It’s really hard to say. But the option is to move in with my inlaws. I don’t know how it is for you, but for me, my sister would be significantly easier to live with than my inlaws, even though they’re wonderful people.
Moving itself certainly isn’t the greenest of activities. We did, however, save all of our boxes from our last move. Even loaned a bunch out to my sister when she moved, and they slowly wandered back to us, mostly. So at least we won’t have to buy a lot of moving supplies.
It’s also a great excuse to clean out all the JUNK that just seems to happen. Lots of excess children’s toys and such really need to go to the thrift store.
The most painful part for me is that I almost have our finances under control without moving in with somebody. ALMOST. If it weren’t for the cost of COBRA coverage, I’d have it. My inlaws have very generously been paying that, and I want to get into a situation where we can take that bill back from them.
I’m just waiting to see what my husband decides to do, since this is a big impact on his job hunting.