Moving in with your significant other is an exciting and difficult adventure. Whether you’re used to living with roommates or on your own, moving in with your partner can be quite the adjustment. From compromising on home decor to chatting about finances, there are several things you can expect to do when moving in together.
With your lease coming to an end and your relationship becoming more solid, you and your significant other have decided to move in together. Congratulations! Moving in with your partner is an exciting time… but it’s also a pretty big life change that can oftentimes cause some stress. Don’t be blindsided with your new living situation. Prepare yourself with the list below.
Here’s what to expect when moving in together:
It won’t be the same as having a roommate.
When you move in with your partner, you might think it’ll be similar to when you had a roommate—but this isn’t the case. The two of you will be experiencing many firsts together.
You’ll be sharing a bedroom, closet space, a bathroom. You both will have to learn how to adjust and share.
It’ll be difficult to have a truly private space.
When you live with your partner, you don’t have your own room. It’s no longer, my room — it’s our room. This might feel strange at first, but you’ll get used to the change!
You’ll have to compromise when it comes to decorating.
When you had your own space, you could decorate however you wanted. Now that you’re sharing most, if not all, of your space with another person, it’s important that you both feel at home. Compromise on the furniture, decorations and wall color, for example.
You’ll have to compromise when it comes to… most things.
There’s a good chance you and your partner spend a significant amount of time together already. But there will be so many things you discover about them once you move in. From their noisy morning routine to the way they leave the toilet seat up, there will be plenty of things you will have to adjust to.
The two of you will have to talk about money.
Chatting about who’s paying for what can be an awkward conversation. But it’s crucial that the two of you figure out rent, utilities, bills and groceries, for example. The initial uncomfortable conversation will be worth it in the end!
You’ll also have to talk about chores and messes.
You might think you have an idea of how clean your partner is based on their current home… but once you live with them, you might notice other habits. In their old place, they had time to clean or rearrange before you came over… this is no longer the case.
Tips on moving in together:
Before you turn the page to the next chapter of your relationship, here are a few things you can do to make this adjustment a little easier:
- Be open minded. If you go into your new life with your partner thinking there is a right and wrong way to do everything, the two of you will end up fighting. Be open to compromise.
- Plan date nights. Just like you did before moving in, plan date nights! It’ll help you adjust and allow the two of you to continue having fun together.
- Continue to have “me time.” Just because you’re sharing your space with someone, doesn’t mean you have to do everything with them. Make sure you set aside time for yourself.
- Hire professionals to help you move. Moving in together is stressful enough. Make the process easier by getting in touch with the professionals. When you get in touch with Bekins, you can be confident that your belongings will make it from point A to point B safely and efficiently.
Take as much stress away from the moving process as possible. The expert team at Bekins can’t tell you how to compromise on the new paint color in the bathroom, but we can provide outstanding moving services. Get in touch with Bekins today!