Any couple that decides to live together will be facing a major adjustment in their relationship. After all, there is a lot more to it than just moving things to a new place. It will test a person’s abilities to compromise and tolerate each other’s interests.
In Australia, couples cohabiting rose from 4.7% to 14.9%, becoming the norm to live in such relationship. So, before you and your partner make this life-changing decision, be sure you discuss the following things:
Things to move
Most likely, you will find items that are same between your two homes such as sofas or dressers that may not fit in the new place. Moving can be costly, which is why removal companies in Perth recommend getting rid of excess belongings, whether you donate them or have a garage sale. The more things you have, the bigger the truck you will need.
Splitting the expenses
Finances might seem straightforward, but it never hurts to have a conversation about it. From buying furniture to paying the movers, you need to have an honest conversation about money. You need to make sure you and your partner can cover the costs of sharing. Discuss and plan how you will split the expenses such as rent, bills, and groceries.
Having friends over
Most people love to socialise with friends in a bar, while others love having friends over on weeknights. To others, this arrangement sounds like the definition of living in hell. Before you move in together, be sure to talk to your partner how often you would like to have guests over. It is advisable as well to discuss each other’s role and responsibilities around the house.
Moving in together is an exciting step in any relationship, and having these conversations will ensure you will both have a smooth, easy move. Always talk things through before they become major problems.