Living together with your significant other won’t be anything like living with another roomie. There are some important decisions and circumstances you just won’t face with a friend or a complete stranger. To make sure the two of you are happy with the living plans, and to avoid any hidden miff and a fuss you both will regret later, here are few things you should do before moving in together.
Pick the right place, not only for you but for her too
Whether she’s moving into your place, or you’re moving into hers or if you two are looking at apartments for sale, it’s not only your lifestyle patterns that should be taken into consideration; there are two of you’ll now. It is absolutely important to acknowledge your partners needs he same way you lay out your needs. What are the must have’s? What can you let go of? Which area are you looking at buying the property from? Will she have to spend more time commuting to work? Will you be comfortable in a smaller apartment?
Invest in enough storage space
Squeezing two houses together is going to be a messy task. You will not need three sofas, and that second dining table is taking too much space. Deciding what the property doesn’t need is almost easy enough, but things get tough when you have to decide on what to keep and what not to keep. You really need that video game collection? Can the wardrobe hold all those dresses? To avoid saying “yeah I had this pretty amazing collection of miniature cars before she moved in”, store extra things you wouldn’t need on a daily basis in a safe place. When hunting for property, request your real estate agents Rosebery for a place with extra storage space.
Compromise is the key word
Almost all relationship advice reads, “Compromise, compromise, compromise,” but you won’t realize how hard this is until you have to move away your treasured video game collection to make space for her books. If you don’t put down the toilet seat, she will stand that. But can you tolerate her playing the same Backstreet Boys song in full flung while she make dinner? Will she stand the way you spend nearly an hour in the bathroom every morning? Don’t wait until you are living together to figure things out. Outline the ground rules and decide house rules before you start living together.