Self Storage for Adult Children Moving Back Home – Much Better Than Your Parents’ Garage

Self storage for adult children moving back home

Self Storage for Adult Children Moving Back Home – Much Better Than Your Parents’ Garage

Our Kamloops self storage company offers many storage options suitable for adult children who’ve moved back home with their parents. The so called “boomerang kids” trend is not a new phenomenon. The term was coined by Seattle psychotherapists Jean Okimoto and Phyllis Stegall, who described the trend in their 1987 book “Boomerang Kids: How to Live with Adult Children Who Return Home”. While there are many reasons adult children move back home, the main reasons are unemployment, underemployment, and debt.

During the height of the pandemic, the trend spiked because of unemployment and added financial strain. A 2020 survey by found that 1.5 million Canadians (5% of the population) reported moving back to their parents’ home because of the financial pressures of COVID-19. Ontario and BC reported the highest number of adults moving back home, which is not surprising because Ontario and BC are the two most expensive provinces in Canada to live.

Self storage may not stop the “boomerang kids” trend, but it can certainly make things easier while living back at your parents and can extend your space once you’ve moved back out on your own.

Your Parents’ Garage is Not Self Storage

If you move back home, you might be tempted move your belongings into your parent’s garage or basement instead of renting self storage. There are many drawbacks to what at first may seem like a convenient option. Garages are notoriously vulnerable to theft and experience extreme temperature and humidity changes, both of which can damage your belongings. More importantly, if you want to be considerate of your folks and keep your relationship with them on a level footing, filling up every available nook and cranny of free space in their home is not the way to do it.

Self Storage is Secure, Convenient and More Affordable than You May Think

Valleyview Mini Storage is a family-owned storage company in Kamloops “Valleyview” neighbourhood. View a map. Our facility features secure, keycard-only entry to storage areas (which are only accessible from inside the building) and state-of-the-art video surveillance. Unlike many self storage facilities, that have limited storage access hours or require that you book an appointment, at Valleyview Mini Storage you can access your storage unit seven days per week between 7am and 7pm. Our offices are open and staff is on site from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Our storage rentals are competitively priced and because we offer so many sizes, it’s easy to find the right size for your needs and budget. If you want save a little more money on storage, we offer students a 25% discount and, if you refer a friend, you can save $50 on your storage fees.

Get in Touch with the Kamloops Self Storage Experts

If you’re looking for self storage in Kamloops, look no further than Valleyview Mini Storage. If you have questions about storage units, prohibited contents or storage rates, please contact us. Our storage experts are always happy to help! For your convenience, we sell moving boxes and packing supplies on site.