Tips For When You Move In Together
When you and your significant other finally decide to take that leap of faith and move into together, it can be met with feelings of both excitement and a little angst. Yes, you love this person and can’t imagine life without them. But, the idea of sharing one space together day in and day out can maybe become a little overwhelming at times. Plus, not to mention the fact that you’ll now have a giant move ahead of you, and everyone knows that moving is no fun. Honestly, who really enjoys packing every single they own into cheap moving boxes, only to have to unpack them a few days later? Our guess? No one.
However, if you have a solid plan in place, and know exactly why it is you’re doing what you’re doing. You can actually not only have a successful move, but also have one that is filled with pure joy and bliss. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to accomplish this, and help you better start this new and exciting phase of your life.
The first thing that we recommend you do is make sure that you’re moving in together for the right reasons. If this was a spontaneous decision that was made in a moment of passion, you may want to stop and reconsider before actually moving in together. Also, we don't recommend moving in based on pure convenience alone. Relationships are difficult enough, but when you add in the aspect of living together it will cause other issues to arise that you never even knew existed in the first place. So, make sure you both are on the same page and that you're moving in together because you truly believe that it is the best next step for your relationship.
Next, you'll need to make the decision of whether you're going to move into one of your current locations, or find a new place altogether. Again, make sure that you both are on the same page and are both content in your decision. After all, nothing is worse than resentment that will arise later because you didn't feel that you were heard during this process. This is a time when you both will start to blend your lives together, so you need to make sure that you have a mutual beneficial living space.
Finances are also huge when it comes to moving in together. Finances are one of the main reasons couples end relationships. So, be completely open and honest with each other about where you both financially stand. Also, have a plan of how you're going to divide up your expenses, and who is responsible for what. By having a plan in place you can avoid future drama and know exactly what to expect when money issues arise.
Make sure you also discuss your living space. Decide beforehand how you want to decorate, how this space will be divided out, and whose name or names local on the lease. Again, all of these issues are important to have figured out prior to entering into the other. It will help to alleviate future stress and drama because you won't be blindsided as these issues arise further down the road. So, prepare, prepare, prepare.
Moving in together doesn't have to be scary. In fact, it should be exciting. You both should be able to enjoy the process of packing up all of your things into cheap moving boxes to move into your new home together. And if you have a solid plan in place, and have all of these issues discussed ahead of time. You too can have a successful move that will help jumpstart your new adventure together. Happy moving!