4 Tips for Moving in With Your Partner
Tips for Moving in With Your Partner
Every romantic relationship has its milestones. There’s the first date, the first kiss, and the first time you bring your partner home to meet the parents.
But one of the biggest steps for any couple is moving in together.
By this point, you’ve spent so much time with each other that it just doesn’t make sense to live in separate homes.
Maybe you live so far away that it’s not practical to maintain your relationship from a distance.
Whatever the thinking behind your decision may be, you are no doubt excited and anxious to begin your new life with your loved one.
If you’ve never moved in with a romantic partner before, it’s understandable that you might feel a little nervous.
What if they get sick of you?
What if they have some annoying habits that get on your nerves? What if you’ve moved too fast?
Don’t let these thoughts cast doubt over your decision. As long as the two of you are in love and committed to making it work, then there is no reason to be fearful.
To help you make the most of this next step, here are four tips for moving in with your partner.
Consider the Future
Before you take this leap into the unknown, talk to your partner. Ask about what you both want from the future.
This will help you determine if it makes sense to move in together at this stage in your relationship.
Perhaps you both want different things from life. Maybe one of you wants to settle down and have kids, while the other is raring to quit their job and travel the world.
Make sure your goals are aligned before you decide.
Downsize Your Life
When moving in together, you’ll no doubt need to buy a whole new set of furniture. Plus other household items to fill the space.
Shopping for kitchen knives and finding the best wardrobe from Tylko can be great fun. But, try not to go overboard with stuff.
Particularly if you’re moving into your partner’s current home.
The last thing they want is for you to cramp up their space with all your worldly possessions. Of course, you’ll need to bring your clothes and other essentials, but do you really need that old DVD collection you haven’t touched since 2007?
Reducing your belongings to the most important items will keep everyone happy and free up plenty of space in your home. As a result, it will feel tidier, cleaner, and more pleasant to live in.
Maintaining a tidy and happy household requires a lot of work. You have to clean regularly, shop for essentials, and prepare meals.
As well as paying bills and taxes.
If one of you feels that the other isn’t putting enough effort in, it can lead to building resentment and anger.
Make sure you both contribute equally to the household chores.
Make Time for Yourself
Everyone needs their downtime, and spending 24/7 with your partner can feel a little stifling after a while.
Especially if you’re not used to it.
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The best way to keep your relationship fresh and happy is to take plenty of time just for you. Go for long walks, watch a movie or even just a long bath. The choice is yours!
Do you have any additional tips for moving in with your partner?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.