Moving in with your partner is a big and exciting step in any relationship, especially if you’re moving out of your family home. Whether your new place is a modern apartment or cosy house, it’s important that you get organised before the big day to make the transition as smooth as possible. This blog will provide some top tips on how you can do just that, and relieve some of the stress that comes with moving out.
One of the first things you should do is come up with a financial budget, and a great starting point is setting up a joint account. The majority of all major banks will have a joint account option, with some offering money back on utility bills coming from the account. The main benefit of this account is that both account holders can pay in their monthly sum for rent, bills or any other relevant expenses from their personal account, without things getting complicated – keeping your wages and personal money separate from household bills will stop you overspending and give you a clear idea of where your money is going each month.
Organise your belongings
If you and your partner are moving in together from your family homes, it’s likely that you’ll each have your own furniture. It’s never too early to start organising your belongings, so take a good look and what you can and can’t bring to your new home – for unfurnished rental properties, bringing the furniture you already have will save you from purchasing all new items especially if your lease is only short-term. Big pieces such as beds, wardrobes, chest of drawers and bookcases are all great items to bring, meaning everything else can be mainly decorational.
Many people say that you don’t truly know someone until you live with them – but everyone has their annoying habits. To ease the transition a little, why not come up with an action plan as to what each person’s role is in and around the home. For example, one person can take care of the cooking while the other will do the weekly food shopping – having some sort of a routine in place will help you settle in until you find the perfect way to balance your time together.
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