What to Expect When Moving in Together

Welcome back to another post by yours truly on a brand-new day! We are so excited to now be coming at you with new content every Monday and Thursday! Speaking of change have you been thinking about moving in together? Are you racking your brain around if you are ready? Well, I am here to help with that tough decision. This week I wanted to discuss some realities that every couple faces when they move in together. 

  1. Cooking for two is a lot different than cooking for one. Plan ahead so you aren’t doing the dreaded… “what do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. What do you want?”
  2. You are each other’s support system through anything and everything.
  3. Be intentional about spending time together. Cohabitating and being in close proximity are not the same as spending quality time together.
  4. If you think you were comfortable with each other before just wait until you move in together.
  5. You are forced to discuss money regularly. Not my favourite but makes for a healthy relationship.
  6. Pick your battles. Especially when you first move in. There are bound to be little things that annoy you because they aren’t how you do it. That’s normal try not to nitpick though.
  7. Take turns with the household chores.
  8. Take time for yourself when you can whether that be a bath or reading a book outside. Everyone needs alone time even when you are living together.
  9. Get ready for the “Babe, have you seen my phone?”
  10. Splitting the expenses is pretty awesome! We use Splitwise to keep track of our mutual expenses. Dalton shared a post earlier this explaining how to maintain a budget as a couple, check it out!
  11. Your relationship will be more private after moving in together.
  12. There will never be enough space so work with what you have.
  13. You’ll start to appreciate your significant other so much more when you start living together.
  14. Someone to hold your hair back and make you chicken noodle soup when you are sick!
  15. You won’t agree on everything and that’s ok you are different people.
  16. Arguments can become tricky living together. Try to communicate your feelings as best as you can or go to another room to calm down.
  17. It’s not just your schedule now, respect your partner’s time.
  18. Remember to work on your relationship every day. Just because you live together doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be romantic.
  19. Running errands together becomes really fun. 
  20. Your significant other gets to be home for you and that’s a wonderful feeling.

“All the wealth in the world cannot be compared with the happiness of living together happily united.”

– Marie-Marguerite d’Youville

Leave a comment below some of your funny move-in stories or advice you have for people just starting out. We love you all and I will talk to you all next week. Stay safe and healthy.

Much love, 
Brit

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