August 23, 2022

Tips to Remember When Moving into a New Place

moving tips
Moving into a new place with someone, be it a friend or a partner for school, work or relationship can be overwhelming and exciting. To make the move smooth and successful, here are some things to remember.

Talk About Your Expectations
One of the most important things to do before moving in is to sit down and talk about your expectations. What are you expecting from this experience? What does the other person expect? etc will help to avoid any misunderstandings or disagreements later on.

If you're not sure what to discuss, here are some questions to get you started:
-How will you divide the household chores?
-How will the bills be payed? 
-The kind of sleeping arrangement?
-Do you want to keep your social lives separate or share friends?
-Is there any deal breakers (e.g., smoking, pets, etc.)?

It's also important to talk about your financial situation. Are you both on the same page in terms of savings and spending? Do you have any debt that needs to be paid off? What are your budget for rent, groceries, and other expenses? Talking about these things may not be easy, but it's crucial to do before taking this big step.

Get Organized
Moving is always a chaotic experience, so it's important to be as organized as possible. Make a list of all the things you need to do before the move, such as packing up your belongings, canceling utilities, and forwarding your mail. It's also a good idea to create a floor plan for your new place, so you know where everything is going to go. This will save you a lot of time and frustration on moving day. If you're feeling overwhelmed, remember that there are plenty of resources available to help you with the moving process. There are websites and apps that can help you track your progress, find storage solutions, and get discounts on moving supplies.

Pack Smart
When it comes to packing, less is more. You don't need to bring everything you own with you when you move. Instead, focus on packing the essentials and getting rid of anything you don't use on a regular basis. If you're having trouble deciding what to bring, make a list of the things you use every day and the things you can't live without. This will help you narrow down your options and make sure that only the most important items come with you. Packing smart also means being strategic about how you pack your belongings. For example, use smaller boxes for heavy items and larger boxes for lighter items. And don't forget to label everything, so you know where it goes!

Storage Units
If you're moving into a smaller place, you may need to get rid of some of your belongings. But that doesn't mean you have to get rid of everything you own. Renting a storage unit is a great way to keep the things you want without cluttering up your new home. Self storage options are plentiful and relatively inexpensive, so it's definitely worth considering if you're short on space. When deciding what to put in storage, start with the items that are least important to you. This could include seasonal clothing, holiday decorations, and extra furniture. Once you've decided what can go, pack everything up and drop it off at your storage unit. Don't forget to label everything, so you know where it is and when you'll need it again. And if possible, try to find a storage unit that's close to your new place so you can easily access your belongings when you need them.

Moving in with someone is a big step, but it doesn't have to be a stressful one. If you take the time to prepare and get organized, the whole process will go much smoother. And once you're settled into your new place, you'll be able to enjoy all the benefits of living with a friend.

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