Whether it is the first time this happens to you, or the 10th time (which would still be a lot…), moving in with your sweetheart is always a source of great 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 fads, your habits, your small faults, etc … In short, not always obvious! This is why today we deliver 7 tips for couples who have just moved in together:
1 / Respect your schedules
If you are certainly not asked to measure everything and time everything on a daily basis, a certain organization is essential if you do not want to make your days (and especially your alarm clocks) a race against the clock. Especially if you live in a small apartment. Whether it is a bathroom, meal and kitchen hours, television/console, etc … Make sure to respect your needs as well as those of your other half!
2 / Organize your business
You are also not asked to transform your apartment into an Ikea magazine cover, but if your pile of dirty laundry on the floor was not bothersome before, it can quickly become when you live together! It is more difficult to find these cases when their number is doubled! This is why it is 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 inevitably the place can run out for additional business! So don’t be afraid to invest wisely in some new furniture. In addition, you will have the joy of mounting them together! Also, take the opportunity to rearrange the space of the apartment/house to make your home a place where you feel good!
4 / Clean up your mess
Yes, before, you could live in your filth and your mess. Today, if you are rather the type not to break your head with storage, you will have to make a little effort, at the risk of appearing rude and disrespectful to your partner … We do not force you to scour everything, polish and polish in every corner, but there is a minimum union! And if household chores are to be shared, it is your job to tidy up your 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 attached to that of the other! You will thus better support the almost total proximity which 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 divider screen with the most beautiful effect! Nothing better to create the illusion of having more rooms, and therefore more space, while allowing great versatility, and some privacy if necessary. And in addition, there is something for everyone, for all designs!
7 / Don’t be afraid to get rid of unnecessary business
And bulky! Try to do a great cleaning once or twice a year, to get rid of all these things, and those useless objects that clutter and annoy you. It can sometimes be difficult to part with certain things, but it is essential if you want to avoid over-accumulation in your home! Whether it is by reselling your waste on the good corner, by giving it to bulky items, or by bringing it to Emmaüs, you have a range of solutions large enough to not prevent you from doing so!