What are you doing!?
But seriously, congrats! Sounds like you have an awesome relationship with your significant other and are ready to take the bold next step of sharing the same house or apartment.
I’m sure you’ve already thought through everything, but just in case you haven’t we made this handy checklist for you.
Um, make sure you’re making the right choice (obviously)
Too often people move in together for financial reasons before they actually know that they can live together. While the amount you save in rent may be great, make sure it’s worth it!
If you haven’t already, go on a long trip with your significant other to test your ability to be around each other for an extended period of time. Or, have your boyfriend or girlfriend sleep over at your place for a week to make sure your living habits are compatible (it’s been how long since you did laundry?).
Does your significant other have any pets coming with them? Pets need a lot of attention so be sure you’re prepared to spread the love.
What is Actually Going to Fit in Your New Place?
People always underestimate just how much “stuff” they have. Multiply that by two and yea… you see the issue. Trying to get all of that into a shared house or apartment is going to be a nightmare.
Decide what you really need to keep and donate those clothes that you’re never going to wear.
How many TVs do you need? If you have four, that’s probably too many. Sell some of them on Ebay or Craigslist and put some extra cash in your pocket.
Still have too much? Call MyPorter and they’ll bring you boxes so store all of those miscellaneous items you don’t really need, but can’t let go of. They’ll only be a click away with your online photo inventory.
Whose Furniture Stays, Whose Furniture Goes?
Honestly guys you should already know the answer to this one. I know, I know that sofa you’ve had since college is basically a member of the family and your Crimson Tide rug really “ties the room together,” but it’s time to move on.
The good news is that you can have MyPorter store those precious heirlooms in our climate-controlled storage facility so that you can have them delivered back on demand just in time for a weekend during football season when your girlfriend is out of town (we’ll even pick it back up before she gets back… like it never happened).