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Yelp Helps Parents (and Their Adult Children) Re-Empty the Nest, As a Majority of Young Adults Now Live in their Childhood Homes

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many young adults ditched their rentals and returned to their childhood homes to live with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center report. Its analysis of Current Population Survey data found that about 52% of young Americans ages 18 to 29 are now living with at least one of their parents, 26.6 million people in total in July, compared to 47% at the same time last year. Reasons for moving home include college closures, unemployment, and the stress of lockdowns early in the pandemic, leaving many young adults looking for the opportunity to save money on rent, while having the security and comforts of living back at home with their parents. To assist adult children who want to get back out on their own, Yelp is offering to help “Re-Empty the Nest”with $2,000 to cover moving costs of select recipients. 

Although some young adults are enjoying the many perks of living at home with family, like more time to connect with older parents or siblings, others might be itching to get back to their own space. Parents may also be ready to get back to their independent lifestyle, like this couple, who celebrated their newly empty nest in style with a photoshoot. Paying for movers or other service professionals to help with the transition to your own place may be difficult and stressful, especially with the added strain of an uncertain economy – but Yelp is here to help! 

Yelp will assist parents and adult children “Re-Empty the Nest” by making it easier than ever to handle the financial stress that can often come with a move, and helping them feel confident moving out, knowing they have the right professionals to offer a helping hand. At Yelp, we’re seeing consumer interest and requests for quotes in categories like movers, packing services and mortgage lenders increase in major metro areas, compared to the same time last year. In fact, Yelp data shows that the number of quotes requested for movers recently increased 34% in San Francisco, 22% in New York and 6% in Los Angeles.* 

As part of our Re-Empty the Nest fund Yelp will award select users a $2,000 gift card that can be used at their discretion: to cover moving expenses, cleaning services related to the move, or other pros to make the transition easier, like a handyman, landscaper, or plumber. As a company whose mission is to connect people with great local businesses, Yelp has an expansive network of home service professionals ready and waiting to help with the job! 

To enter for your chance to win, tell us why you want to re-empty your nest or why you’re ready to leave the nest, and submit your Request a Quote (via the Yelp app) for movers, home cleaning, landscaping, plumbing or a handyman at starting October 20.

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*Yelp Internal Data 2020, based on the same period of time last year (June through mid-August).