Moving in with your significant other can be a very exciting step in any relationship. You already spend most of your time together, and you’re ready to move forward in your relationship. Moving in together seems like the obvious next step. If it’s the right step for you, call in the packers and movers to help make the process smooth and quick. But before you get ready to go all in by moving in together, keep a few of the following tips in mind to make sure that it works for both partners in your relationship.
Cohabitate for the Right Reasons
The first hurdle you have to clear before committing to moving in together is to make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. Yes, reduced rent and overall expenses is a great benefit of moving in together, especially when you’re together more than half the time anyway, however, it’s not an optimal reason. It’s important to move in together because that’s what you want to do and because you want to take that next step. Don’t move in together because you want to solely reduce your expenses. You’ll probably end up regretting that decision.
Find a Home Together
While it’s not the end of the world if one partner moves into the other partner’s living space, the optimal situation is that you find an apartment or home together. More likely than not, a partner moving into already set up space will feel a bit like an invasion and it will be hard to make it feel like home to both parties. In addition, if you find an apartment together, make sure both names are on the lease. This holds both parties financially accountable to the property owners instead of to each other.
Set Both Personal and Financial Ground Rules
Two of the most difficult things about living with another person involves both personal and financial expectations. Every person is different with how they clean and how they like to live, but when partners move in together, this can spell trouble. Set up cleanliness expectations ahead of time and talk about other chores and responsibilities. In addition to personal expectations, also chat about financial ones too. You’ll need to be clear on who is responsible for which bills and how all financial matters are to be handled.
Create Your Own Space
Anytime you live with other people, it’s important to make sure each individual has some sort of space that is their own. This can be individual offices or even just a desk space where the person can do whatever they want to. Having this space to control and use for expression is exceptionally important to healthy relationships.
Whenever you and your partner decide that you’re ready to take the next step and move in together, take the time to call All Area Moving to make the process easy and quick. We can help you pack and move all your belongings anywhere in the Flint area for an affordable price. Contact us today to schedule your moving services!