November 10, 2017

How to Set Up Your New Home With Your Hunny

Congratulations! You and your significant other have decided to move in together, and you couldn’t be happier. You have found the perfect new place, signed the paperwork and now are ready to make it your own. Before you start moving in all of your possessions, check out the following moving tips to make moving in together as seamless as possible,

Look at What You Already Have

When you’re moving into a new place with your hunny, you’re combining all of your belongings, meaning you’re going to end up with double the amount of dishes, couches, beds and other furniture. Go through both of your current homes and decide what’s moving to your new place and what can be sold, thrown away or donated to Goodwill. If you plan to sell items, start the process as quickly as possible so you have plenty of time to make the sale and don’t end up getting rid of it in a moment of desperation on moving day. You may need to make some compromises with your partner during this step, so keep an open mind as you discuss what you actually need for your new place.

Determine Your Space Needs

Even though you’re excited to spend more time together in your new home, you and your partner should discuss your space needs. For example, do either (or both) of you need an office to work at home? If you have an extra room, do you need to fill it with desks, filing cabinets and bookshelves, or do you want to make it a guest room? You also should consider creating space for both of you to have some alone time. Whether it’s in your bedroom, backyard, guest room or another area, you need to make sure both of you are comfortable and have a place to do things on your own.

Make It Secure

When you’re excited about picking out new furniture and decorating your home, it can be easy to forget security. Go through your new place to see what you need to do to make it safe for you and your hunny. For example, if you have a sliding glass door, make sure you have a rod that fits in the bottom track to prevents it from being opened when you’re not home. Install security cameras that help you monitor your home day and night with a clear picture. Look for a home security camera system that is flexible to your needs and can be set up in out-of-the-way spots so your design aesthetic isn’t ruined by a bulky camera. You want to feel safe in your new home, so don’t forget to make security a top priority.

Figure Out Your Style

One of the most difficult parts of moving in together can be figuring out the style of your home. Do you want it to be modern, rustic or somewhere in between? Do you love a certain color that your significant other hates? It’s important to take the time to sit down together and figure out how you want your new home to look. Flip through magazines, make a Pinterest board or browse stores to see what style and items you both like. Make sure you can put together a cohesive look, and keep the lines of communication open. You want this to be a positive and fun experience, not a fight that ends with one of you hating your new furniture.

Make It Personal

This is your new home together, so it should feel like the two of you. You don’t want your new home to feel like a generic picture from a catalog or like it could as easily belong to the person next door as it does to you. Hang up pictures of the adventures you’ve had together and of your family and friends. Decorate with items that speak to who you are as people, whether it’s your favorite hobbies or keepsakes from your childhood. Paint the walls in your favorite colors, go for a wacky DIY experiment or put your favorite flowers in vases around the house. Whatever it may be, make sure it speaks to you as a couple.

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