When two people are trying to combine households in Dallas, there's no limit to how complicated things can become. You should be able to make this change a lot easier, however, when you have an organized. We are not talking about an average garden-variety type plan. Moving in together requires a decent amount of strategic planning.
Alluding about why your things should be in the new abode and why a majority of their stuff should be recycled or gotten rid of, is not going to fly. A more fruitful way of approaching this requires you both reviewing all of your options, formulating some ideas, and then searching for out-of-the-box ways to ensure things go smoothly. Here are 4 pointers to help you get started.
Review all expectations before moving anything in Dallas.
If you choose to combine households, you both should take into account that you have your individual ways of doing tasks. Everyday routines and lifestyles will need to mesh together. When you know what to expect, the transition will be much less stressful.
Whether you're moving to a new home or moving into your partner's abode, these are a few items you should ask.
- How are we going to join our belongings and arrange them in every room of the residence?
- Can I change color pallets, how the furniture is set-up, etc. so I can feel more cozy there?
- If I wish to read a magazine, is there a calm corner where I can sit to do this?
- Will there be sufficient space at your pad so we can entertain or I can play poker with my friends?
- Will I be able to convert one of the areas to a home office or is there a different place where I can set up a workspace?
- Do we need a secluded place in the home where we can do a few things alone?
Placing all this right there on the table will permit you to work with eachother and ward off any possible issues.
Tip # 2
Purge duplicate things and pick and choose favorites from each person's stuff.
There was a TV program named “Clean Sweep” on which professionals assisted homeowners clear a couple rooms of disarray during a two-day period. This wasn't simple and there were several tense conversations between those homeowners. We don't want you to go through that, so here are a few tips to make things progress without tears.
- Take an inventory where you're living currently.
- You both will possess duplicates of everything; small things like spatulas and toasters and larger items like end tables, dressers, beds and couches.
- Make a Keep, Sell, Donate and Trash list. How do you choose where to place these items?
- Commence by evaluating their condition. Is one of the two looking worn out or in need of a repair? It's out.
- Sometimes bigger might be better (especially in the case of a shared bed). Which item fits best in the room you're moving it into?
- Next, look at the quality of the items. Is one of the options of a much better quality than the other and expected to last longer? No-brainer. Select the best quality things.
Tip # 3
Arrive at an agreement about how these belongings will go into the new space.
This is crucial because you don't want to start moving in and then say, “Wait a minute, where is all my stuff supposed to go?”.
It does not have to get difficult. Just talk through each room and discuss where you'll set what. If you write down some notes before the move, you will remember what you decided.
What if there is not a lot of space? An empty kitchen cabinet can hold work folders, books, collectibles and other items. You can also purcase floating shelves, wall mounted shelves and under-bed storage boxes. Over the door hooks and organizers can provide a space for shirts, ties, hats, scarves, handbags and even jewelry.
Tip # 4
Compromise, not criticize the other's things. They might possess things that you believe are ghastly but have sentimental value to the other person.
You might believe that this is the perfect time to just go crazy and dispose of all the things that you think are useless or ugly. That assortment of glasses, mugs and plates that he has collected over the years? Out of here. Those dolls and stuffed bears that seem to be everywhere in her apartment? Gone.
Just discuss with them genuinely and explain the reason you think something will not fit into your new residence and then see if you can find a compromise.
- If you both have dinnerware, for instance, you can have one set for casual occasions and the other for special occasions.
- If your partner has a shot glass, stamp, coin, candle, snow globe, guitar, or doll collection, Buzzfeed gives you 31 incredibly creative ways to exhibit this stuff.
- If your partner is sentimental about some of their furniture, can you reupholster that chair so it fits both of your styles? Paint a end table? Get a new top for the dining room table?
Whether you are moving together into a new home or one person is moving in with another, it is important to be sympathetic of each other's needs because this transition is new for both of you.
At A-1 Freeman, we know that moving is a major change in your life so we want to help make it easier. Whether you are simply moving across the city or to a vastly different part of the country, let us do most of the hard work for you. And when you decide which things you are going to move, we will treat each item with the proper care and respect it deserves.
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