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 can be one which shouldn't be taken lightly (or undertaken without much thought). Each party have to sit down to discuss everything before they take the leap. Being a professional moving company in Atlanta, we understand that even with a plan, it isn't simple to mix two households into one.

Follow this advice to help you to both get prepared for the next phase.

Make sure that it's the right time. The fact is, there isn't any schedule that states when the correct time is for a couple to move in together. It will be based on how both parties are feeling. Both of you should be on a similar page prior to when you combine your homes.

Determine the place where you prefer to live. While it's simpler to move into one person's residence, for a lot of couples, it is advisable to begin again in a new location. That way, it will always seem like home to both of you, as opposed to his (or her) apartment.

If you decide to move into one person's abode, will the other individual be comfortable enough to make changes? When an individual moves into the other person's home, they will often desire to make it feel much more like their abode by bringing in their unique pieces of furniture and moving a few things around to generate space for their things. The other person needs to be able to compromise and permit the other one to make these adjustments so both persons are content in their new residence.

Don't rush when going through your belongings. When combining two households, you are going to have plenty of things for the new (or existing home). You are probably going to have two beds, two couches, and a lot of blankets. You will probably both have kitchen and bathroom stuff.

You do not have to have two of everything in your new location, and that means you are going to have to plod through everything to figure out what you intend to keep and what you will sell or give away. Some sentimental items will have to remain however you might wrestle to choose what furnishings you want to keep. You may have to make that decision based on the one that is in better shape or the one that can integrate into your abode better.

Do not be reluctant to look into storage. Should you be seriously struggling to determine what to keep and do away with, you might want to lease a storage area for now. This could also be helpful if you are considering moving into a larger house in the long term. You might need the additional bed for visitors when you find yourself ready to purchase your next home. You might want to keep some of your sentimental things in storage until you have got your man cave or she shack.

Discuss money early on. It is important to talk about finances prior to deciding to move in together. You might like to get a joint checking account so you can team up to pay for the bills.

Then again, it could work better if you split up the bills, letting one person maintain the rent, while the other takes care of the electric, water, and other bills. Both of you must be at ease with how you are going to pay your expenses prior to taking the next step.

Before you decide to move in together, you need to sit down and really discuss it. You'll want to make certain that it's the right time for both of you. You also have to determine if you are intending to live in one person's home or start fresh with your new home. Then, you need to go through your stuff. Obtain a moving company in Atlanta to help and rent a storage locker if you're struggling with which stuff to keep.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta, we understand how challenging moving can be and we would like to make this change easier for you. Regardless if you are moving a fairly short distance or a place completely brand new, we will carry out the hard work. We would be glad to ensure that everything that you choose to move makes it to your new house in fantastic condition.


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