Checklist: Moving in Together

Are you in the process of moving in with your significant other? It’s not just a big step for your relationship but also for your stuff. A lot of factors need to be taken into account before, during, and after the move. Find out what to prepare for below.

Make sure this is the right move.

Moving in together is a big deal, so it’s essential to figure out if you two can be roommates. Take into account living habits, lifestyles, and finances before taking the leap and sharing a home.

Decide what’s staying and what’s going.

Living together likely means you won’t be able to keep all the stuff you have in your old home. Both you and your new roommate need to decide what’s staying and what’s going. This is very important for furniture, especially because doubling up on sofas, beds, and tables might not be in your best interest spacewise.

Doing this will also help you figure out what needs to be purchased, as well as how much room you’ll need when looking for a place to live.

Store things you can’t get rid of.

In preparation for the big move, you might come across stuff that you can’t (or don’t want to) get rid of, but don’t have space for either. Don’t resort to throwing away valued belongings or over-cluttering your new home just because you don’t have room. Invest in a storage space instead. This will allow you to keep what you want while living comfortably in your new home.

Rearrange your new home together.

One person shouldn’t have more say into how the new place should look. Do it together to establish personal space and where each of you will keep your belongings.

Set up ground rules.

Living together will come with its challenges. It’s important to set up ground rules right after the move. Designate responsibilities to make sure that one person isn’t taking on more housework than the other. Also figure out when your monthly bills are due to avoid late payments.

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