Tips for moving in together

Rebecca Arkell | June 9, 2016

Deciding to move in together can seem like a huge deal for some, for others it’s the next step in their relationship. It can be a stressful time for many, especially if they’re leaving the nest for the first time.

The majority of couples that move in together will start by renting a property; this is a great way to test the waters before making a long-term commitment to buying a house together.

One Step at a time

Moving house can be extremely exhausting and time consuming too, so spreading the move out over several days will ensure that you don’t forget something or end up breaking valuable items.

Storage Units

In the run up to moving house make use of storage units. They are a great way to keep items safe and organised. It will also give you more room in your current home and new home, making them both feel less claustrophobic.

Level of importance

When boxing up your belongings it’s a good idea to organise everything into level of importance. This will enable you to find the essentials needed on the first night and next few days of moving. The most important items you should remember are:

  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Chargers
  • Important documents


Begin creating a checklist weeks in advance before the big move. This will give you plenty of time to keep adding items and actions so you don’t forget anything. There’s a lot to remember when moving from items you want to keep to important documents needed.

Keep a tab on spending

One of the great things about living with another person, whether it is a partner or friend, is that you are able to split the cost of bills. You can either decide to keep things equal you both put in 50% of the bills or each person is responsible for certain bills.

Although it can be stressful moving out and moving in with another person, it is important to enjoy you’re new life and make the most of the start of a new life. Remember to enjoy living together and appreciate the positives and not dwell on the negatives.


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