6 Things To Do Before Moving In With Each Other
By: Pinki Sun, 10 Apr 2022 6:47:47
Aside from being mentally prepared, you have to consider the logistics of actually moving in together. There are a lot of factors that come into play and the first would be your finances.
Other things need to be considered as well. How you’re going to work together at home, how much time you spend together and even how you treat each other.
Seeing as all of that will require compromise and a little bit of arguing, it’s best that you cover all your bases before proceeding to record your new answering machine message together.
# Change your mailing address a month before moving in
This is one of the things most people overlook before moving out of their old place. They think that a few days’ notice is enough, but most companies take weeks before changing your personal information. That just leads to unpaid bills, sudden disconnections and misplaced packages.
Even if they change your mailing address earlier than expected, at least your broker/landlord or your partner *if you decide to move into their place* can receive your package for you.
# Have a back-up plan
Moving in together with your partner means that you trust them enough to share your home with them, but things can happen along the way that may change that. Before you move in with them, make sure that you have other places to go to, in case it doesn’t work out. You can decide to sublet your old place or you can make sure that there’s someone who can take you in – either your friends or your family.
# Let go of the things you don’t need
Before you decide to pack for your permanent honeymoon, you better decide whether or not the things you have are worth taking. You will be sharing the new space with your partner. It’s possible that they have just as many things as you do. That won’t work if you’re planning to move in to a place that is only slightly bigger than your old one.
To save on time, you can pack while separating the things that you don’t need to bring to your new place. You can opt to throw it away or give some of it to charity.
# Consider the pros and cons of the location you choose
Moving into your partner’s super chic and rent-controlled apartment may seem like a good idea, but you need to consider how this will affect your way of life. Is the place too far from your workplace? Is it in a new town? Do you have friends and family who can help you in case of an emergency? It’s best to cover all these things before considering moving to a completely new location.
# Prepare your personal space
Moving in together means sharing all of the place. If your partner is moving in with you, they have the right to put stuff where they want, as long as it’s not a burden to either of you. When you move in with them, you’ll have to set aside some space for your own things. You need to prepare your half of the closet, your shelves for your books and even some space for more food.
# Discuss the things that your partner should expect
I guess now is the best time to reveal your skeletons in the closet or keep them back at your old closet. We all have weird habits and some of them can be bad. Now that you’re about to live with your partner, you should either change those habits or give your partner fair warning about them.
The bad habits can be remedied, but you still need to prepare your partner for any inevitability. At least they know what they can expect and not be traumatized too much by whatever your secret is.