Moving in with your partner is an exciting time! Your first home together is something you’re sure to have great memories of. But moving house can be stressful, and when you’re moving in as a couple for the first time, you understandably want things to get off to a good start.
What to do before moving into a house?
Make sure the memories you make are good from day one with these top moving house tips!
Preparation is key when it comes to moving. The whole process is bound to be stressful and lead to heightened arguments if you haven’t planned accordingly.
The best way to prepare for a house move is to stay super organised in the weeks, and even months, leading up to it. Start planning removals, book days aside to actually do the move and, if necessary, clear your diary for the week. Moving can be an exciting and even fun process if you take the time to prepare for it properly. You won’t regret it.
This actually comes under preparation, but it deserves a heading all of its own. You may think you live a minimalist lifestyle, but trust me, once you get packing you’ll realise you have A LOT of stuff.
Why spend the time moving it all into your sparkly new home when you don’t need to take it at all?
Having a clear out before you move is the perfect way to ensure that you only take the necessary with you. Let’s be honest, no couple needs two toasters, two kettles, and two microwaves, do they? By getting rid of items (whether that’s by binning, selling or donating) in the run-up to your move, all the duplicate items, things that you want to replace and stuff you didn’t even know you had, you’ll save a lot of time and effort packing and unpacking.
Of course, no one can expect you to go through your entire life collection of junk, junk and more junk on your own. That’s what family and friends are there for right?
Moving is a big event, and there’s usually at least a few willing souls to help you get through it alive. So, if the offer comes up, take it—no doubt there will be an opportunity to repay the debt in the future!
Get more help!
You’d be surprised how much stuff two people can accumulate. It’s more than a few car boots worth! Even if you’re only moving five minutes down the road, it can be pretty tedious doing numerous car trips to and fro and trying to pack as much into your aunt’s not all that suitable Renault Clio as is humanly possible.
For a pretty affordable price and minimal effort, you can hire a professional team who will pack, transport and unpack your possessions for you.
Bill splitting apps
Finance and more specifically bills can be a touchy subject for anyone sharing a house, including couples. Not only can managing the bills cause unnecessary arguments, it can also lead to unnecessary stress and wastes time that should be spent enjoying your new home.
Bill splitting and household management apps are designed with young couples living together for the first time in mind. These apps can help you to track, manage and split your bills between you and your partner with ease. The passive aggressive IOU’s on the fridge is no more with a good bill splitting app under your belt, which will send friendly reminders when a payment is due, so there really are no excuses!
Setting up the bills in your new house can be just as troublesome as managing them. Deciding who gets lumbered with the task of calling the utility companies with a game of rock-paper-scissors won’t be necessary with an effective bill splitting system. Specially designed software means you can easily set your bills up from your mobile.
What’s more, these apps are unbiased, 100% transparent management systems, so that both you and your partner will be able to see exactly who’s paying what at the touch of a button.
If you’re moving in with your other half, don’t let yourself get bogged down in the stressful logistics. Follow these tips and the process itself will not only run smoothly but be something you can look back on with fond memories in the years to come!