Top 5 Tips For Couples Moving In Together
14 Feb 2020
Moving in together can be an exciting time, but you should consider some factors before deciding on where you are moving in and what will happen once you move in together. Here’s some advice on what you should think about before the big move!
Think About the Location
When you move in with your partner, it is always best to find a property that is an ideal location for both of you. This means considering access to the road and any transport links, such as nearby bus and train stations. You could even find a location that is ideal for one of you to drop the other one off on their way to work.
Keep, Sell and Throwaway
You may already have some items that you need for your home, or you could have too much between the two of you that you then decide to either sell or throw away. It’s always best to be as organised as you can and decide what you want to keep before buying anything else.
Most couples won’t be making the same amount of income, so it is a good idea to consider what you can afford between the two of you when it comes to paying for the utilities, bills and mortgage. This might mean that you split it 60/40 or 70/30. You could look for a place where you can afford to do an even split. If you’re willing to pay higher percentage to get your dream home, it is worth discussing with each other.
You can love someone with all of your heart but sometimes people need that little bit of space. This can determine what kind of property you are looking to buy, for example having an extra reception room or a study. It’s good to have a space to yourself from time to time.
You should make sure that you have enough storage space as you may be bringing a lot of stuff between the two of you, so you have to think about where it is going to go. This can be non fitted storage like storage boxes or maybe some drawers and shelves depending on what it is you are storing. Some homes come with fitted wardrobes or storage rooms as well.
Hopefully this advice will be useful in making sure that your moving in process goes as smoothly as possible!