Moving in Together: Tips to Combine Two Households

Moving in togetherBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Choosing to move in together is a big step. It can be one that must not be taken flippantly (or done without a great deal of thought). The two of you need to sit down to discuss everything ahead of when they take that leap. As a professional moving company in Tulsa, we know that despite having a plan, it's not a simple task to mix two households into one.

Here are some ideas to help you both prepare for the next phase.

Make sure that it's the right time. The fact is, there isn't any timeline that states when the best time is for a couple to move in together. It all depends on how both parties are feeling. You both must be on a comparable page prior to when you combine your homes.

Figure out the place where you would like to live. While it's simpler to move into one person's residence, for a lot of couples, it is advisable to start from scratch in a new place. Doing this, it will always seem like home to both of you, as opposed to his (or her) apartment.

Should you elect to move into one person's abode, will the other person be confident enough to make changes? Anytime an individual moves into the other person's abode, they might want to make it feel much more like their home by bringing in their own home furnishings and moving several things around to make a place for their belongings. The other individual has to be capable to sacrifice and allow the other one to make these changes so both individuals will be satisfied in their new house.

Don't hurry when sorting through your things. When combining two households, you are going to have ample things for the new (or existing residence). You are probably going to have not one but two beds, a couple of couches, and a lot of blankets. You'll likely both have bathroom and kitchen stuff.

You do not require double of everything in your new spot, so you are going to need to plod through everything to evaluate which you are going to keep and what you intend to sell or give away. A few sentimental pieces will have to stay nevertheless you could struggle to determine what pieces of furniture you need to keep. You might need to make that decision based on which one is in better shape or even which one may integrate into your home better.

You need not be afraid to look into storage. Should you be really unable to choose what to keep and get rid of, you may want to lease a storage space for the time being. This might also be of assistance if you intend on moving into a larger home in the future. You could need the extra bed for company when you find yourself all set to purchase your next home. You may want to keep a few of your sentimental items in storage until you have your man cave or she shack.

Discuss money affairs early on. It is advisable to discuss finances before you move in together. You might want to get a joint checking account so that you can band together to pay the bills.

However, it could work better if you split up the bills, letting one person handle the rent, while the other takes care of the electricity, water, and other bills. You both have to be at ease with how you will pay for your expenses prior to taking the next step.

Prior to deciding to move in together, you should take the time and really go over it. You need to make sure that it is the right time for both of you. Additionally you need to determine if you are going to reside in one person's home or commence fresh with your new residence. Then, you need to go through your belongings. Find a moving company in Tulsa to assist and rent a storage locker if you're struggling with whose stuff to keep.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa, we know how hard moving is usually and we want to make this change easier for you. Whether you're moving locally or someplace entirely new, let us do the hard work. We would be glad to ensure that everything that you choose to move makes it to your new residence in perfect condition.

 

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