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How to Make It Work When Moving in With a Significant Other

Let’s assume you and your partner have been dating for quite some time. Let’s also suppose you spend most of your time with each other. Additionally, you’re tired of going back and forth to each other’s houses every night. The best bet is for you and your significant other to move in together. Luckily for you, I, Mark Roemer, have some tips and tricks for both of you to consider before taking the plunge.

Relationships require time, patience, and a great deal of love for one another. They aren’t always simple, but no one else can make you happy once you meet the right person. So, why not share a home? Right?

It may not seem like it, but Spring is just around the corner. Know as the season of love, and I cannot think of a better way to commemorate your love than relocating with your partner. Couples moving in together to take their relationship to the next level is highly prevalent nowadays. However, it is not always straightforward. You must combine household objects, share space, choose decor, and even split the expense.

It might not be easy to move in with a significant other. The transition might be as simple as pie if you have the patience and the correct attitude. Pay close attention to a few pointers to avoid making typical rookie moving mistakes.

Decide what you want to keep, what you want to get rid of, and what you want to store

First and foremost, get together with your partner and decide what you’re going to keep, what you’re going to get rid of, and what you’re going to store. Before you move in together, you need to have this ironed out.

Each of you has amassed many items over the years, and putting them all in one area will result in clutter. It’s critical to devise a strategy for reducing clutter and keeping the new place orderly. Decide what to keep, what to give away, and what to save.

Consider storage if you have large furniture pieces that have sentimental value but won’t fit in your new home. However, if you have a large number of unimportant objects, you may want to consider discarding them. You’ll be able to start fresh with a clean slate.

As far as storage is concerned, I recommend choosing this option at least for a few months. Most relationships that do fall apart when first moving in will do so in the first few months. After this trial period has passed, feel free to give away or sell off the extra items.

Before you move, figure out where everything will go

Although this may appear to be self-evident, first-timers frequently forget this crucial step. Don’t get so wrapped up in the relocation that you neglect to make a plan for setting up your new home.

From couches to tables, it’s crucial to sit down with your significant other and map out where all of your belongings will go. When a couple forgets to do this, the move-in day might be overwhelming. Overworked couples are more likely to dispute and have more arguments than people that lead a 9 – 5 life.

Before you know it, furniture and boxes are strewn about with no rhyme or reason. The moving process will go faster, easier, and less messy if you and your partner have a strategy in place. Furthermore, you remove the risk of later disagreements by deciding on the layout and placement before the move!

Don’t overlook the minor details. Everything must have a place to call home. Tableware, ornamental books, and even the toaster fall into this category. Some folks, for example, are fine with leaving the blender out on the counter. However, some people believe that it appears disorganized and overcrowded. No matter what decision you make, just remember at the end of the day, it is all about compromise. Do not hesitate to ask for one thing in trade for something else. Meaning, if your spouse finds a blender on the counter acceptable and you don’t, ask for something that they don’t feel is tolerable in exchange (i.e., more than one gaming system or something).

Because all of these small details add up, it’s easier to get the organization discussion out of the way. All of your belongings will be thrown into one location in the living room by the movers. You’ll be trying to figure out where everything goes for hours. To avoid unnecessary stress, sit down together ahead of time. Make a simple strategy and carry it out on moving day. You’ll form a fantastic group.

Before making a huge decision, talk to your friends and family

It’s no secret that moving in with someone you care about is a big step. In general, some people have never lived with anyone else. Others have never shared a home with a significant other. It’s not always simple to share your space and live with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You’ll have conflicts and disagreements over trivial matters.

Moving is stressful enough on its own, but moving with a significant other adds to the pressure. It is critical to communicate with one another. To come up with a dispute resolution plan, express any issues you may have. If you get into a fight, there’s no “going home” to your place. You’re stuck together but in the greatest conceivable way! As you grow closer than you have ever been, you begin to learn and grow together.

It’s usually a good idea to speak with friends and family to help alleviate the stress of moving in together. Inquire about other couples’ experiences and obtain firsthand tips on living together. Things like budgeting your funds as a couple and avoiding conflict can come in handy in the future. Couples that have been through this may be able to offer you advice.

Concentrate on your relationship

Finally, you love the person you’re with, and moving in together shouldn’t change that! Especially in the beginning, try to keep things stress-free and enjoyable. Once a week, have a game night with your new roommate. Making plans for activities and dates inside your new home will make the transition go more smoothly! I, Mark Roemer, wish you the best of luck with your new living arrangement.