Moving in with your partner is an exciting time in a relationship. It’s a big move though, with quite a few practical things to consider. As with so many things in life, preparation is key.
On the plus side, moving in together has quite a few benefits, such as sharing costs and getting much more quality time together.
On the flip side, it can also be stressful. Streamlining the transition can remove a lot of pressure. There are several practical ways to prepare for the move and embrace the excitement of the process. Here are just a few of them.
Have a discussion on expectations
Moving in together may introduce new areas of conflict. However, certain arguments can be avoided by discussing expectations before moving in with your partner.
Some questions to consider include responsibilities for cleaning the home, financial management, and expectations on how (and if) the relationship will change.
Take inventory of all belongings
Moving in with your partner often involves the merging of two households. When deciding whose home to move into, or which new home to rent, it’s also important to assess the belongings that will fill the new home.
In some instances, there will be duplicates of items. In other instances, there will be missing items that need to be bought. The first step to setting up a new home is to assess which items are needed or duplicates that exist.
Declutter excess items
After determining which items are in excess, you need to determine which belongings to keep, store, donate, or throw out. It’s a good idea to go through all items as a couple to avoid any disagreements. Renting a personal storage unit is an easy and affordable solution to keeping extra items.
Hire the help of professionals
Moving can be stressful and requires proper planning. Hiring the help of professionals can make the move simple and efficient. Consider the services of professional movers or a self storage unit.
At Storage World, we offer safe and secure storage units to keep your belongings during the transition. Whether you want to store items during the move or keep sentimental items that don’t have space in the new home, we have you covered.