Do you really want your nest to be filled with their clutter?

COMMENT: Ask for ID - it’s better to be safe than sorry

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Despite the fact I flew the parental nest some time ago, it turns out I’m one of those annoying people who uses their folks’ home as a warehouse.

I finally got the hint that my parents thought my own loft was under-used when I popped round to theirs and found six carrier bags full of my stuff waiting for me.

Fed-up of opening their cupboards and finding an assortment of stuffed toys and tat spilling out, I got an ultimatum – you either take it all with you or Froggie and Teddy get it.

If your grown up children think they have a claim on your storage space I suggest you do the same.

Only the contents of one bag came with me so the ‘sentimental value’ argument I’d trotted out previously clearly didn’t ring true.