Moving In With Your Partner: Tips and Tricks

There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to move in with your partner. The main should, of course, be that you love spending time with them! And then there’s the financial aspect, too. Suddenly, since it’s two people rather than one, you’ll find that you’re able to look at more expensive places, without actively spending any more cash on rent than you currently do. 

However, while there can be many benefits to cohabiting, it’s important to understand that it won’t all be positive. Mistakes can be made! Below, we’ll take a look at some tips and tricks to ensure it’s nothing but smooth sailing.

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The Right Time

It’s exciting to be moving in with your partner, but it still does involve a move, and that can be stressful. Even though many people say “other people get stressed when moving, but I won’t,” it rarely turns out that way. There are a lot of things that need to be handled, and things can get messy. That’s why it’s super important to pick a time that’s relatively quiet for you. Also, it should go without saying that it’s imperative to move when you’re both in a good place with each other! 

Living in One Space

If you’ve previously been living by yourself, then you’ll have to contend with some practical issues before you move. For example, what will you do with all your belongings? You’re not going to need all of them in your new place. There won’t be enough space anyway, but it’s not as if you’d need two toasters either. So it’s best to go through your belongings, and figure out what you need and don’t need in your new place. You can sell the stuff you no longer need. You can look at using a storage service for the items that you want to keep but can’t take to your new place. It’ll be much easier to live with one another when it doesn’t feel as if the space is cluttered!

Creating a Home

It’s generally a good idea to move into a neutral space, but sometimes it just makes more sense to move into one of the person’s homes. If this happens, though, it’s important to take extra steps so that the person who is moving in feels at home. It could mean redecorating, hanging souvenirs, or just generally allowing both people in the house to have an equal say in all aspects of the home. This approach can help keep a lot of potential problems at bay! It’s also important that you both have your own space within the home. You’re happy to live with one another…but you surely don’t want to be living in each other’s pocket all day.

Give it Time
Finally, be sure to give it time. Any move is stressful, even if you know it’s ultimately the right move. Give it time, don’t expect too much, and eventually you’ll realize that you feel at home and that you love living with your partner!


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