Moving in together is a huge step in a relationship. It’s wonderfully rewarding to build a home with someone you love, but that increased level of commitment can also bring stress and conflict.
For a smooth moving process, it’s important that you and your partner are on the same page. To help avert arguments, we’ve put together the following checklist of what to do before you move in with a partner.
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There are two options for moving in together, and each has advantages and drawbacks.
With bills and groceries, living with a boyfriend or girlfriend is very different to living with a non-romantic housemate.
Talking about money with a loved one is seldom fun. However, you’ll save yourself distress in the long run if you have a conversation about money with your partner before moving in together.
After a while, certain things about your partner are going to annoy you. And, no doubt, you’ll start annoying them, too! Can you see disagreements on the horizon? Nip them in the bud before you move in together.
You should be sensitive to your partner’s feelings, but still be straight and direct. For example:
Before you move in together, you’ll both need to figure out which furnishings to keep in your new home. Even if one of you is moving into the other’s pre-existing residence, there will probably still be some changes. As Oscar Wilde once said, “either those curtains go, or I do”.
You’re already grappling with finding an apartment, talking about your feelings, figuring out the finances, and organising the furniture. You don’t need any other stressors making the process of moving in together any more complicated than it already is.
Make life easier for yourself by hiring some professional movers. That way, you can focus on a peaceful transition to cohabitation, without also having to, say, fit a big couch through a narrow door.
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