Take a look around your place. Each piece of furniture holds a story. There’s the coffee table—remember when you put it together? There were like, six nails left over and you have no idea how. And you bought that chic lamp on sale. So cute! Then there’s the suave-looking couch and matching love seat. Your parents might have not liked them when they visited, but that doesn’t matter…except when it does. Like now, when they’re moving in with you.
For some of us, there comes a time when we must make room for our parents, just as they once made room for us. We know; wording it that way makes you feel guilty for being a little annoyed. But how could you not be? Really…those Victorian lamps your mom had in her old country home? To each her own, but no way can those go in YOUR house…
You’re not making room for that old, brown, raggedy rug your parents have had since you were 6. No way, no how! That is not going anywhere near your living room. It would throw off the entire color scheme. You spent days and days planning out your minimalistic atmosphere.
But what can you do? Here are your options:
- Throw it all away. You can just take it all to the dumpster. Throw away everything your parents spent their hard-earned money on. All the memories, all the happiness, just trash it!
- Take it all in. Is it that big of a deal to add their things to your house? Sure, you can’t have two kitchen tables, but hey, you didn’t really like your table anyway, right? It only cost an arm, a leg, and your soul, but whatever.
- Compromise. You can take in some things. You look really cute in family photos. Keep those! Let your visitors see. And maybe you can keep some of your parents’ comforters. After all, we all know things from the past tend to become popular. Retro style. You’re ahead of the curve.
So yeah, you should probably compromise. Don’t be mean! After you decide what to take, you will need a place for your parents’ other stuff. Somewhere safe, somewhere easy to access…somewhere like STORBOX!
STORBOX has month-to-month rental agreements for unit sizes from small to huge, perfect for storing old furniture. With climate-controlled units and 41 security cameras, you can tell your mom to keep her hat on; her pink armoire is safe. Contact STORBOX at (626) 407-3439 for our pricing and programs.