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If you’ve recently gotten married, congratulations! This is a very exciting time in your life. Once the big day is over, you’re likely planning on moving in together. But moving in together can be a huge transition. And while it will more than likely be a cherished time, you may hit a few bumps in the road. We’re here to help! We have compiled a list of 6 tips for moving in together with your significant other.
The 6 Must-Follow Tips for Couples Moving in Together
- Purge Items: One of the biggest mistakes you can make when moving in with your significant other is to not purge any duplicate or unneeded items. You will not have a need for two toasters, two kitchen tables and two sets of silverware. Have both you and your significant other sort through your items and make a list of the things you plan to bring to your new home. This can help you to easily identify any items that you do not need.
- Understand Each Other’s Pet Peeves: Everyone has little quirks and things that bug them to no end. Before moving in together, it is important to understand your significant other’s pet peeves. Whether it’s making the bed every morning, leaving dirty dishes in the living room or leaving dirty clothes around the home, understanding your significant other’s patterns will help you to avoid arguments.
- Plan Date Nights: Unfortunately, it is easy to fall into the pattern of being roommates. You see your spouse every day, and it’s easy for your evenings to become more about lounging around, paying bills and cleaning your home. While days or night like this may be necessary, so are date nights. Schedule weekly date nights free from the responsibilities of your household.
- Pick Your Battles Wisely: There may be some things that frustrate you that are just not worth bringing up. If an issue arises that you feel you need to bring up to your partner, take the time to cool off before you bring it up.
- Balance Chores: Before moving in together, discuss the chores you and your significant other enjoy doing. If they don’t mind doing laundry, offer to vacuum the floors and clean the bathroom.
- Plan for Alone Time: While you enjoy spending time with your significant other, it is also important to have some alone time. Keep all of the hobbies you once did before you moved in together. If you enjoy going for a run, reading a book before bed or taking a class, keep doing those hobbies.
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