Tips and Tricks for Moving In Together
Moving in with a partner is a big step in any relationship. Merging two lives into one household can be an exciting process, but it can also be logistically complicated. With double the amount of furniture and home décor items, you’ll have to consolidate your possessions and make some compromises. Here are a few tips and tricks for couples who are moving in together.
Purge What You Don’t Need
Moving in with a significant other is a big step towards adulthood, so it’s the perfect time to get rid of all the excess things you’ve been carrying around for years. Do you really still need that Star Wars poster from elementary school or that couch with a stain on it that you bought in college? Use this time to take inventory of all your possessions and get rid of the things that are damaged or that you’ve outgrown. Items that are still in good conditions can be donated to your local second-hand store, sold online or at a yard sale, or given away to friends and family.
Consolidation is Key
Moving in with a partner means you’ll have two couches, two dining room tables, and two beds. Not only is it unnecessary to have that much furniture, it also takes up a lot of space that you and your partner may not have to spare. Consolidate your possessions by getting rid of any duplicate pieces of furniture. You may have to make some compromises, but it’s a good way to learn about each other’s home decor tastes and start building your life together.
Many young couples may have to make do with small apartments. If you have purged and consolidated your possessions but still have too much stuff between the two of you, a storage unit is a great way to save space. At Migson Public Storage, we provide storage units in a variety of sizes so you can find the unit to suit your needs. We also offer long and short term storage to assist you with temporary and more permanent storage solutions.
Merging two households into one can be a daunting task. Contact us at Migson Public Storage to find out more about how we can help you and your partner transition into that next stage of life together.
Posted on December 26, 2016 | Uncategorized