Moving In With Someone For The First Time? What You Want To Know


If you have decided that it's time to move in with your partner or soon to be spouse, and the living quarters will not accommodate both of your things, you may be wondering who's items you're going to use. There may be bits and pieces and that you want to take of what you each have now, but there are some important things that you want to remember when you move in. Consider the following options before you move in together into the new conjoined space.

Store Unused Items

If you decide not to use a lot of your items in the new house or living space, make sure that you don't get rid of the items you may want if you move into a larger living space in the years to come, or if you end up getting out of the living situation you are about to get into. These unused items may be valuable if have to use them later on and the cost of a storage facility isn't much.

Get Rental Insurance

Rental insurance is a must because you want to make sure you are covered if anything happens to the valuables you're moving into the space. You're likely to have twice the amount of electronics and other valuable items, in comparison to what you have now since two of you are moving in together. Get rental insurance to cover the amount that you will both need.

Put Both People on the Lease

If one person is on the lease, then only one person is responsible for the bills and they technically have control of who lives in the space. You don't want one person to kick the other out, or potentially one person to be stuck paying for damages or other issues that arose while living in the apartment. Instead, make sure both people go on the lease.

If you aren't sure what you want to keep and what you don't want to bring into the apartment, look at different sized storage options to see what will be the most practical and the most affordable. There are a lot of different things that you'll want to discuss with the person that you're moving in with, like putting both of you on the application for the lease, and having everything covered with rental insurance when you decide what different furniture pieces you want to move into the space. 


24 February 2017

Packing More Efficiently

When I realized that my things would be in storage for a few years, I realized that packing efficiently was going to be the key to my success. Instead of tossing everything into boxes and hoping for the best, I worked slowly and deliberately, carefully wrapping knick-knacks and family heirlooms. I didn't want anything to get crushed or damaged while it was in storage. I loaded my storage unit carefully, and made a map of where everything went. It might seem silly, but my careful preparations made a huge difference when I unloaded my unit later. Check out this website for tips on how to pack more efficiently.