‘There Are Negatives And There Are Positives’
Amy Ladley, 23, a self-employed dance teacher from Manchester, reveals what it’s been like to move back home
‘My boyfriend Ste and i have been living at my parents’ house while we’re saving up. We’ve converted the top floor into a bedroom/living area and although we do contribute a small amount for bills and food, my parents don’t ask for more, so we can put away around £1,000 per month.
‘We’re lucky, but getting used to being back at home was still quite stressful. you definitely feel as though you have less independence, although being able to enjoy Mum’s cooking is a bonus for us both.
‘Of course, privacy does come into it and the lack of freedom can be tricky – we can never just stroll around in minimal clothing and we always have to be considerate about noise (if you know what i mean!). But it’ll all be worth it when we have our own place.’