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 big step. It can be one that really should not be taken flippantly (or completed without a great deal of thinking). The two of you have to sit down to go over everything in advance of when they take the leap. As a professional moving company in Dallas, we understand that despite having a plan, it isn't simple to mix two households into one.

Follow this advice to help you both get ready for the next step.

Ensure that it's the right time. The fact is, there is no schedule that states when the best time is for a couple to move in together. It all depends on how both parties feel. Both of you need to be on the same page prior to deciding to combine your households.

Figure out the place you would like to live. Though it may be simpler to move into one person's home, for a lot of couples, it is wise to start over in a new spot. Doing this, it will always feel like home to both of you, as opposed to his (or her) place.

If you do decide to move into one person's abode, will the other person be confident enough to make changes? Anytime one person moves into the other person's home, they might wish to make it feel more like their home by bringing in their own pieces of furniture and moving several things around to create space for their belongings. The other individual needs to be capable to compromise and allow the other one to make these adjustments so both persons can be satisfied in their new home.

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

You do not require two of the things in your new spot, so you are going to need to look through everything to evaluate which you're going to keep and what you are going to sell or give away. Some sentimental items will need to remain but you might wrestle to determine what furnishings you should keep. You may have to make that decision based on which is in better shape or the one that can integrate into your house better.

Don't be hesitant to look into storage. Should you be really unable to decide what to keep and eliminate, you might need to lease a storage locker for now. This might also be of help if you're planning on moving into a bigger place in the long term. You could need the additional bed for visitors when you're all set to get your next home. You might like to keep a few of your sentimental belongings in storage until you've got your man cave or she shack.

Talk about finances early. It is important to take a look at finances before you decide to move in together. You may want to use a joint checking account so that you can team up to pay for the bills.

Then again, it might be more effective if you divide up the bills, having one person handle the rent, while the other covers the electric, water, along with other bills. Both of you must be at ease with how you are going to pay for your bills before you take the next step.

Prior to deciding to move in together, you'll want to take the time and really examine it. You'll want to ensure that it's the best time for both of you. Additionally you have to figure out if you are going to reside in one person's home or start fresh with your new property. Then, you need to go through your belongings. Find a moving company in Dallas to assist and rent a storage locker if you're struggling with which stuff to keep.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas, we understand how challenging moving can be and we intend to make this change easier for you. Whether you are moving across town or somewhere entirely new, we will do the hard work. We will gladly ensure that everything that you opt to move makes it to your new residence in excellent shape.

 

Request a free quote