Published: July 14, 2020
In a new local trend, which is also sweeping the nation, empty nesters who recently downsized must find space for their adult children— and all their stuff — to move back home during the coronavirus pandemic.
They’re called “Pandemic Nesters,” and their parents are scrambling for a plan — and patience — to welcome back adult kids and all their things — without a family feud!
Why is this necessary? A recent study reveals about 2.7 million U.S. adults moved in with a parent or grandparent in March and April as the coronavirus pandemic spread. In the Job Quality Index, researchers at Cornell University estimated more than 37 million U.S. jobs are vulnerable to layoffs during the pandemic. The study reveals adults ages 22–38 will be hit the hardest.
To help local parents find space (and peace), local storage experts with UNITS Moving and Portable Storage created the “Pandemic Nesters” Checklist.
“Millions of young adults moved back home this year. Many thought it would be temporary, but they’re staying longer, and now parents have to scramble to find room in their homes and their hearts for all their stuff,” says Michael McAlhany, CEO and founder of UNITS Moving and Portable Storage. “We created the ‘Pandemic Nesters Checklist’ to help local families figure out how to efficiently share space without crowding each other and destroying their relationships.”
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Pandemic Nesters Checklist
Tips for making space for everyone back at home
Portable storage companies like UNITS Moving and Portable Storage bring the container to you and set it in a convenient, ground-level location so you can load stuff at your own pace. Once the container is ready to go, the portable storage company moves the container to store it in their climate-controlled warehouse or moves it to your new home so you can unload it yourself.
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