Moving Tips For Couples: 3 Ways to Make Cohabiting Less Stressful

May 12 2017

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Approximately 33% of renters move each year, all for different reasons. Some move for a new job, others for school. Some move simply for a change of pace. And if you're in a long-term relationship, you may eventually consider living together. For many couples, moving in together is an important milestone. But while it can be an incredibly exciting time, it can be a stressful one, too. Proper planning is key for reducing anxiety during any move, but it's particularly so when you're combining two separate households into one shared living space. An experienced moving and storage company can help streamline the process for you and ensure that your moving day will go as smoothly as possible. But whether you're going to be moving your stuff into your partner's apartment or you'll both be relocating to a brand new space, you'll want to follow these tips.

  1. Coordinate Your Stuff
    With any move, it's smart to take an inventory of everything you have. But when you're moving in with a partner, it's a step you won't want to skip. You don't want to end up having two of every appliance; these duplicates will just take up space and may add to the overall cost of your move! You and your partner should work together on your lists and decide what items should be kept, donated, or thrown away well in advance. Keep in mind that both parties should compromise in equal amounts here.

  2. Decorate Together
    In some cases, one partner feels pressured to give up their decorative point of view for the sake of the other party's tastes. But it's important to remember that even if you each have strong, unique senses of style, that doesn't mean they can't be blended in a beautiful way. Find a way to integrate your two styles before making the big move, especially when it comes to larger furniture pieces. You may not want to take every piece of decor with you, but this gives you the chance to find pieces you both like in the future. And when you hire a moving and storage company, you have the chance to store what you might not need right away, which means you won't have to throw out something you really love just because it doesn't perfectly fit in with a certain design concept at the new place.

  3. Hire Residential Movers
    Even with all of your planning, you may essentially be dealing with two separate moves on the big day. Whether you're both moving into a new place or you need to store some big items from both apartments, you need an experienced moving and storage company that's able to deal with more complex circumstances. In more complicated situations like these, you won't want to take all that on yourself. Hiring movers can provide you with valuable peace of mind and will allow you to actually enjoy a bit of the process, rather than being overwhelmed with stress. Ultimately, that's a much better way to start your new lives together!

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