By now we all know how annoying it is to make a move. Putting your whole life in cardboard boxes is not easy and you need to have great organizational skills. The dishes in one box, clothes in another, fragile things in the boxes marked in red. At first, it seems like a simple task, but as the days go by, the initial organization begins to turn into chaos. Dismantling the furniture is not usually an easy task and reassembling it in its new location is even more complicated, we will be lucky if we manage to transport all the pieces without damaging any.
Moving also has its silver lining. In addition to the illusion of starting to settle elsewhere, the move will provide us with an unbeatable opportunity to get rid of useless junk that did nothing more than accumulate dust.
If it is moving with your partner and start a life together, it is an even bigger thing than. It should not be a matter of concern but quite the opposite, although it is important that both are well prepared, that you are preparing the “love nest” together and that you have what is essential before starting a new life.
1. Make a list of everything you have
Many times we are not aware of the things we have, so it is important that before making a move, each one make a list with what you have so as not to buy extra things.
2. Learn to listen and share
When you are at the stage of decorating your home and bringing your furniture, it is important that you listen and understand. Many times the woman may think that she has all the power of the decoration of the house, this can create a disagreement with her man. Remember that the two will live there together, so they should discuss the style they like and what kind of environment they feel most comfortable with.
3. Get informed before hiring the services for your new home
When it comes to the number of service providers in the area where your new home is located, there might be more or fewer options. With more options, you should gather all the information you need before committing to one of them. It is quite possible that the provider who offered great service in your old area does not have the best infrastructure where your new home is. It can also happen that the area in which you are going to live has worse mobile phone coverage and you are in the situation of having to hire a landline, although in the old house you managed perfectly with just a mobile phone.
4. Talk about TV in advance
Watching TV was known to be an apple of discord in a relationship. Talk to your partner about how much time you watch TV and whether your interests match. This is much easier today with streaming services like Netflix and the ability to watch on a variety of devices. But still, if you have enough space and options, it is good to have two TVs. One in the living room and one in the bedroom. If you have a lack of space, it is a good idea to mount the TV on the wall and save space. Visit here to check what are the options for this.
5. Throw out a few more things even after you move
It doesn’t matter how thorough the cleaning you’ve done before packing everything up. Sometimes, some of the things that you have decided to bring yourself to the new house, turns out that they do not fit in the new space as you expected. Try not to get too frustrated with that and take it as something natural. There are a few options here, you can either keep those if they have a special meaning to you, or you could give them to a friend. If you plan on keeping those, be sure that you have enough space to store those.
6. Prioritize the most important
When moving as a couple, the costs have to be shared. So it is important to know what is essential for the home and what is not. When renting an apartment, you have to take into account not only the rental price, but also the common expenses of the building and the basic costs of any home.
7. Buy boxes and have the tools at hand
Buy boxes, paper, bubble wrap and duct tape early enough. Have a notebook to write down last-minute details. If you have everything at hand, you will not need to stop the move. Always keep a basic set of tools close at hand for unforeseen problems.
If you have enough time, start packing as soon as possible. Pack Christmas decorations, blankets you don’t need, and kitchen utensils you won’t be using in the days leading up to the move.
8. Paint before you move in
If you have decided to paint your new home, do not hesitate. Do it before placing all your things. It is incomparably easier to do such work while the home is empty. If you have already installed all the furniture and only then decide to paint the walls, you will have to move all the furniture again and protect it. Also, it’s good to have such a big thing among the first ones you’ll cross off your to-do list. The same tips apply to change floors or any major work of that type.
9. Learn to make compromises
There will always be differences. In the decoration, in the meals, in the furniture of the rooms. The important thing is that everything is to the taste of both, and not the favorite of one or the other, so both will feel comfortable. Not imposing your thinking is essential.
Moving is not exactly the time to enjoy. It means leaving friends, family, schools and jobs behind to start an unknown adventure. Although the new home looks amazing, emotional crises and moments of stress and anxiety are a totally natural reaction to such a big change in our lives. Just follow these tips and be patient. It is important to start your life together happy and not in a bad mood.