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 major step. It's one that shouldn't be taken flippantly (or completed without much thought). Both parties must sit down to talk about everything ahead of when they take that step. As a professional moving company in Austin, we understand that despite having a plan, it is not always easy to combine two households into one.

Here are some tips to assist you to both plan for the next phase.

Ensure that this is the right time. Unfortunately, there isn't a timeline that states when the perfect time is for a couple to move in together. It will depend on how both parties are feeling. You both must be on a comparable page prior to when you merge your homes.

Determine the place you want to live. While it's easier to move into one person's house, for numerous couples, it is advisable to start from scratch in a new place. That way, it will always feel like home to each of you, rather than his (or her) apartment.

Should you decide to move into one person's home, will the other individual be at ease enough to make changes? When one person moves into the other person's home, they may wish to make it feel much more like their place by bringing in their own personal household furniture and moving some things around to make room for their things. The other individual must be capable to sacrifice and enable the other one to make these adjustments so both persons will be content in their new home.

Take your time when going through your things. When blending two households, you will have plenty of items for your new (or existing home). Perhaps you are going to have not one but two beds, two sofas, and a lot of blankets. You will likely both have kitchen and bathroom items.

You do not need double of everything in your new place, which means you are going to have to go through everything to figure out what you intend to keep and what you will sell or give away. Various sentimental pieces will have to remain nevertheless you might grovel to determine what home furnishings you want to keep. You may have to make that decision depending on which is in better condition or perhaps the one that may squeeze in your house better.

Do not be reluctant to check out storage. If you are really unable to determine what to keep and eliminate, you might want to lease a storage area for the time being. This might also be of assistance if you intend on moving into a bigger house in the future. You might need the additional bed for company when you're ready to get your next house. You may want to keep some of your sentimental things in storage until you have your man cave or she shack.

Go over money early on. It's very helpful to take a look at finances prior to deciding to move in together. You may want to have a joint checking account in order to team up to pay for the bills.

Then again, it might be more effective if you divide up the bills, letting one person maintain the rent, while the other covers the electric, water, as well as other bills. You both need to be at ease with how you are going to pay your expenses before you take the next step.

Before you decide to move in together, you should sit down and really discuss it. You need to be sure that it's the best time for both of you. You also have to determine if you are intending to live in one person's home or commence fresh with your new house. Then, it's time to go through your things. Find a moving company in Austin to help and rent a storage locker if you are struggling with which stuff to keep.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin, we know how difficult moving can be and we intend to make this change simpler for you. Regardless if you are moving locally or somewhere completely new, we will perform the hard work. We would be happy to ensure that everything that you choose to move makes it to your new house in excellent condition.

 

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