You and your significant other have decided to take your relationship to the next level and move in together. Whether you’re spending too much time together to warrant a second mortgage, or just got engaged or married, moving in together can be an exciting but overwhelming transition as you adapt to life as two.
Moving in with your partner requires planning and co-ordination, or you could end up with two washing machines but no kettle. Sharing expenses between two individuals can save money, which can be put away for the wedding day, the birth of a child or a holiday.
Here are six tips to help make the move-in run smoothly:
- Find the perfect location
Are you moving into a new home entirely, or will one of you move in with the other? This is an important decision, with a number of factors to consider such as affordability, travel time to work and if it is pet-friendly.
Before you officially move, take the time to declutter your current home as this will save space in your new one. Take a hard look at your belongings and consider what is worth keeping and what must be tossed, stored, sold or donated. Any valuable belongings that don’t fit it into your new home or that you don’t need just yet can go into storage.
- Sort out finances
Sit down with your partner and discuss who will pay for what. Make sure it’s fair to avoid any disputes down the line. Fair is not always equal and often the person with the greater income contributes more towards the household costs.
- Establish ground rules
Develop a schedule where chores around the house are divided up, allowing you to know what you’re each responsible for. Clean up as you go along rather than letting the mess build up – especially if one partner is a neat freak. Don’t let unnecessary arguments happen over a sink full of dishes.
- Invest in a self storage unit together
Can’t agree on that antique clock? He loves it but you hate it. Why not consider Storage King’s affordable, convenient and accessible self storage, where you can safely store your personal belongings for as little as a month or as long as you need. With a variety of different storage unit sizes to choose from, we guarantee that you’ll find the perfect unit.
If you looking for flexible and convenient self storage, why not give us a call on 0800 0852 954 or get a quick online self storage quote.