Whether it’s the first time it happens to you, or the 10th (which would still be a lot…), moving in with your sweetheart is always a big change! You may then discover the real meaning of the term “compromise”, you rediscover yourself on a daily basis, and have to deal with your quirks, habits, little flaws etc… In short, not always obvious! That’s why we give you 7 tips for couples who have just moved in together:
1/ Respect your schedule
While you certainly don’t have to time and time everything on a daily basis, some organization is required if you don’t want to turn your days (especially your alarm clocks) into a race against time. Especially if you live in a small apartment. Whether it’s the bathroom schedule, meal and kitchen schedules, TV/console etc… Make sure to respect your needs and those of your significant other!
2/ Organize your things
You’re not being asked to turn your apartment into an Ikea magazine cover either, but if your pile of dirty laundry on the floor wasn’t embarrassing before, it can quickly become so when you live together! It’s harder to find these things when their number is doubled! That’s why it’s good to have a place for everything and everything in its place!
3/ Invest in furniture
Often, when it comes to moving in together, one comes to live with the other, rather than paying for a third apartment together. And of course, there may not be enough room for extra stuff! So don’t be afraid to invest wisely in some new furniture. Moreover you will have the joy of assembling them together! You can also take advantage of this opportunity to rearrange the space of the apartment/house in order to make your home a place where you feel good!
4/ Clean up your mess
Yes, you used to be able to live in your own filth and disorder. Today, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t bother with tidying up, you’re going to have to make a little effort, at the risk of appearing rude and disrespectful to your partner… You’re not forced to scrub, polish and buff everything in every nook and cranny, but there’s a union minimum! And if household chores have to be shared, it is your duty to clean up your own mess!
5/ Create your 2 personal spaces
Just because you live together doesn’t mean you have to share everything! It may be a good idea to create a small personal space for each of you. Ideally, not next to each other’s! This will help you better support the almost total proximity that now exists between you and your partner.
6/ Discover the joys of the retractable screen
Between 60 and 100$, you can invest in a retractable room dividing screen of the most beautiful effect! Nothing better to create the illusion of having more rooms, and therefore more space, while allowing great versatility, and a certain intimacy if necessary. And there’s something for every taste, for every design!
7/ Don’t be afraid to get rid of useless things
And cumbersome! Try to do a big clean-up once or twice a year to get rid of all those unnecessary things that clutter and bother you. Sometimes it can be difficult to get rid of some things, but it’s essential if you want to avoid over-accumulation in your home! Whether you resell your rubbish on the corner, give it to the bulky ones. you have a wide enough range of solutions so that you don’t have to stop yourself from doing so!