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How to transition when moving in together

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.

Browse our conveniently located stores in Manchester Central, Middleton, and Hale & Wilmslow, or get a quick and easy quote online.

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Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick