Moving into a Multi-Generational House

If you’re close with your family, then they may be over at your house all the time, or you may visit them in their homes on a regular basis. You enjoy spending time with them, and you love making memories every chance you get. If life circumstances have changed for you or a family member, and you’re contemplating moving in with relatives, or a relative is coming to live with you, there are a few things to consider. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we want to make your move a success, and if you’re relocating into a multi-generational house, here are some things to keep in mind.


If your parent (or parent-in-law) is coming to live with you, then you want to be sure that the living arrangements are agreeable to everyone. The classic “mother-in-law” suite can be a good solution to this, as it has its own entrance, its own kitchen, and its own bathroom. If the house you’re going to be living in doesn’t have an attached residence, then be sure to have a conversation with everyone involved in what will be the best situation for all. Our team will make sure everything is moved into the proper rooms so that you can create the ideal setup.


If you’re the one who’s moving in with your parents or in-laws, it’s important to evaluate the amount of stuff you’re bringing with you. You may only be living with family for a short time, but you still want to be comfortable while you’re there. Putting a few things in storage, or getting rid of some unnecessary items, can help you cut down on the number of boxes that you bring with you.

If your parents or grandparents are moving in with you, be sure you know how much stuff they are bringing with them. You may have some space in the attic, basement, or garage, but you don’t want their possessions spilling over into the living areas. If they’re of the Baby Boomer generation, they may have a “hold on to it just in case” mentality about their possessions, so helping them find a suitable storage option can help put their minds at ease.


Even though you may love spending time with your family members, you still need your personal space, as do they. You can set up your common areas such as the living room and kitchen so that they function well for everyone, but when it comes to your bedroom or bathroom, think about how you want it to look and feel. The same goes for their personal spaces and giving them the freedom to design and arrange as they see fit can make them feel more at home.

If you’re moving in with relatives in the near future, or they’re coming to live with you, contact Billy Goat today. We proudly serve all of Colorado, and we can make your move an enjoyable experience.

We look forward to helping you!