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February 13, 2018

Combining Households in Tulsa? How to Make Moving to a New Home a Quick and Anxiety-Free Change

Moving to a New HomeWhen a couple is trying to integrate households in Tulsa, there's no limit to how complicated things can get. You should be able to make this change a lot simpler, however, when you execute a well thought out. We are not meaning an average garden-variety type plan. An event of this magnitude calls for some strategic planning.

Implying about why your stuff must be in the new home and why most of their belongings need to be recycled or trashed, is not going to be well received. A more favorable way of attending to this involves you both reviewing all of your choices, formulating some ideas, and then looking for new ways to help things go flawlessly. Here are 4 pointers to help you get going.

Tip #1

Review all expectations prior to moving anything in Tulsa.

When you choose to combine households, you both have to bear in mind that you have your own ways of accomplishing things. Everyday routines and lifestyles will need to blend. When you are aware of what to expect, the change will be much smoother.

Whether you're moving to a new home or moving into your partner's house, these are some questions you must ask.

  • How are we going to put together our things and arrange them in the rooms of the home?
  • Can I redo color schemes, where the furniture is set-up, etc. so I can be more comfortable there?
  • If I want to read a magazine, is there a noise-free place where I can go to do this?
  • Will there be enough space at your place so we can entertain or I can watch TV with my friends?
  • Will I be able to turn one of the areas into an office or is there a different area where I can create a workspace?
  • Should we have a secluded place in the home where we can do a few things on our own?

Putting all this right there on the table will permit you to work with eachother and fend off any potential problems.

Tip # 2

Tag duplicate things and pick and choose favorites from each person's belongings.

There was a television program named “Clean Sweep” on which professionals assisted homeowners clear one or two rooms of disorder during a two-day time. This was not straightforward and there were usually a few tense conversations between those homeowners. We don't desire for you to go through that, so here are some suggestions to make things move along without tears.

  • Take an inventory where you're living now.
  • You both will possess duplicates of everything; small stuff like pizza cutters and pans and bigger stuff like dining room tables, dressers, beds and davenports.
  • Make a Keep, Sell, Donate and Trash list. How do you make a decision on where to put these items?
  • Start by evaluating their condition. Is one of the two looking worn out or in need of a repair? It is out.
  • Some of the time larger may be better (especially in the case of a shared bed). Which item fits best in the area you're moving it into?
  • Next, look at the quality of the things. Is one of the options of a much higher quality than the other and expected to last longer? No-brainer. Select the best quality things.

Tip # 3

Come to an agreement about how these things will be arranged into the new place.

This is important because you don't want to commence moving in and then say, “Wait, where is all my stuff supposed to go?”.

It does not need to get difficult. Just talk through each room and weigh where you'll set what. If you write down some notes preceeding the move, you'll remember what you discussed.

What if there is not an abundance of space? An empty kitchen cabinet can hold work folders, magazines, collectibles and other items. You can also buy floating shelves, wall mounted shelves and under-bed storage boxes. Over the door hooks and organizers can give a place for shirts, ties, hats, scarves, handbags and even jewelry.

Tip # 4

Compromise, not criticize the other's possessions. They might have things that you feel are dreadful but have sentimental value to the other person.

You might believe that this is the perfect time to just go crazy and trash all the things that you believe are useless or unsightly. That assortment of baseballs that he has collected over the the last decade? Out of here. Those dolls and stuffed bears that seem to be all over in her apartment? Gone.

Just talk to them gently and make clear the reason you feel something won't fit into your new home and then see if you can put together a compromise.

  • If you both have dinnerware, for example, you can keep one set for casual occasions and the other for special occasions.
  • If your partner has a shot glass, stamp, coin, candle, snow globe, guitar, or doll collection, Buzzfeed gives you 31 very creative ways to show this stuff.
  • If your partner is sentimental about some of their furniture, can you reupholster that chair so it suits both of your likes? Paint a dresser? Get a new top for the kitchen table?

Whether you're moving together into a new home or one person is moving in with another, it's vital to be sympathetic of each other's needs because this transition is unique for both of you.

At A-1 Freeman, we know that moving is a major change in your life so we want to assist in making it easier. Whether you are simply moving across town or to a vastly different part of the country, let us do most of the hard work for you. And when you decide which possessions you're going to move, we will treat each item with the absolute care and respect it deserves.

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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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