Top Tips – Moving in together
Compromise is the basis of a good relationship, so they say, but already I digress, we’re into February already and the year is fleeting past and the thought struck me this is probably the moment most couples or considering moving in together. Engagements happen at Christmas, weddings in the Spring and Summer, the cold, wet winter evenings just have a way of drawing people together. Am I wrong?
It’s one of the great things about Winter – the planning, what are we all going to do when the weather improved and this handy Top Tips is just to get you thinking about what it takes (as far as your possessions are concerned) to move in together.
- Be generous
Times have changed – in the old day’s people moved in together a lot earlier, married a lot earlier and education finished a lot earlier, what that means is that these days you’ve had far more time to gather ‘possessions’ and that means more and that requires generosity of spirit to either depose or reduce the combined load.
- Be strict
Too many possessions and you may start to wonder what to do with it all… do you really need two pianos or kitchen tables or even two TV’s. Yes I know this sounds obvious, but a little bit of strictness goes a long way and it may be time to find new homes for many of your possessions.
- Be considerate
You might not like the yellow leather gaming bean bag, but someone brought it at some point, and they loved it, so take that on board with all possessions, it works both ways. Storage, dare I say it is always a possibility.
Most of the time people moving in together are usually downsizing, and I say that with a hint of sadness, whether moving from a family home or a Flat sharing with friends and students, moving from a multiple roomed house to a 1 bed or studio can be daunting in terms of possessions. We think when it comes to reducing possessions you have three options.
- Give away to friends and family, share what you don’t need
- Storage – is an option, if you think the move is a temporary or stepping stone to a bigger house, then go for it. but watch out for long-term unnecessary storage, don’t waste hard earned and precious cash storing things that are not worth it.
- Environmentally dispose of old possessions. But that we mean really think through the options before consigning old sofas to the town dump. We say this from the bottom of our hearts, recycling, or giving to those in need is often a far better way to dispose of old furniture.
I hope these Tips help some people. It’s all fairly obvious at the end of the day. If you are ever in doubt about how to deal with your possessions, just email us your query and we will do our best to give advice.