Moving into a new place with your significant other is very exciting, but it can be overloaded with stresses and challenges. Before you begin the moving process together, there are a lot of key points to consider, even small details such as the decor you each prefer. We are here to discuss some important factors to keep in mind to make a smooth transition and minimize arguments.
Tip 1: Start keeping track of your finances
Moving is an expensive task. Before you sign any documents, it’s crucial to start talking about finances with your significant other. It won’t be the last time you discuss this topic with them, so it’s a good thing to get comfortable talking about it. If you’re having trouble determining how much you should spend on certain utilities and items, find a reliable budgeting app to assist how you manage your money. This will be helpful and keep you both accountable for your expenses while you live together.
Tip 2: Decide who will assist with your move
While friends and family may seem like a great option to help you move, it’s a lot of work. Especially if you plan on moving bigger items or moving long distances. Rely on a professional moving company, that can handle all your moving needs. Companies such as Gentle Giant will even help you pack and unpack throughout the process.
Tip 3: Out with the old, in with the new
Since you’re going to be sharing your space with someone else, it’s important to keep track of what you’re both planning on bringing. You wouldn’t want to have duplicates of certain items. A good rule of thumb is to start an inventory checklist of what you both plan to bring. This will help you determine what items you will need to buy, bring with you, or leave behind.
Tip 4: Select a decor style
Keep in mind: this is a fresh start for the both you, and you want to make your new place feels like home. If there is some wiggle-room in your budget, turn to the interior design professionals at Havenly to guide you in the right direction. You may find you both have completely opposite tastes in decor styles, and they’ll be able to create a happy medium for your new home.
Moving in together is a big step, so you’ll want to make sure the transition is easy and painless! It’s important to discuss the uncomfortable topics and rely on others when you can. For more moving advice, check out other posts on the Gentle Giant blog.
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Gillian from Havenly for collaborating on this piece for our blog. You can learn more about Havenly here.