Couples Checklist for Moving in With Your Partner

So you’ve reached that point in your relationship and are about to take the plunge and live together. Congratulations! Working out when is a good time to move in together is different for everybody, but once you’ve made the decision it can be a really rewarding experience that can deepen your relationship.

But no matter how old you are or how many times you’ve done it, there’s something exciting and a little scary about moving in with a partner. It’s a transition that means blending two people’s lives together into one joint living space, and a lot goes into making it work. 

While deciding when to move in together is a big choice, there’s also lots of other things to think about—made easier with a bit of planning. Taking the time to map out how your new shared space is going to work is essential for making it a fun and rewarding experience for you both.

To make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, put together a checklist for moving in together. It’s a fantastic organisational tool to have handy, even if you don’t think you’ll need it.

At Kent Removals & Storage, we have been helping couples and families move homes for over 75 years. So, with the hope that you can benefit from our wealth of experience we’re sharing a few dos and don’ts in our Ultimate Checklist for moving in with your partner!  

Moving in together checklist

Don’t Hold Onto Everything

When you move in together, your checklist isn’t going to start with the things you keep. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your lifestyle, moving in with a partner forces you to part with the things that will no longer fit into your new life. Whether that be the couch you kept from your university days, or the strange collection of side tables that you seem to have accumulated over time, neither of you are going to be able to keep everything. 

  • And while Kent can certainly help you with the time-consuming process of disassembling and reassembling furniture, you don’t want to end up with a house full of clutter (and if you do, our Decluttering Checklist will save the day!).So it’s important to think about downsizing as the first step in what to do before moving in together. It might seem like a bit of a chore, but it’s well-worth it come moving day, and will make your new home design that much more considered.When you start the process of planning your move, start writing down items that you will be parting with. When you’ve got your list together, split up the items into four categories:
    • Things to Donate
    • Things to Sell/Give Away
    • Things to Throw Away
    • Things to Put in Storage

    This part of the moving in together checklist can be emotionally difficult, but just remember what you’re giving up these items for. Choosing to live with your partner is the start of a new chapter, and that means letting go of some of the things you’ve acquired over the years that don’t make sense in your new home together. Besides, if you’re choosing items to be donated, thrown away, or sold, you’re likely going to survive without them. Don’t be too sad though, just think—by letting go of your old items, someone else gets to enjoy them.

Moving in together checklist

Create a Decor “Blueprint” Together

Given that you are two people with separate lives and experiences, there are almost certainly going to be moments of disagreement when it comes to placement of possessions. Maybe you both have a piece of art that “would be absolutely perfect” over the mantle, or maybe it’s as simple as who gets what storage space. Whatever it may be, it’s best to work these niggling issues out before moving day.

This step can be as detailed as you like, but you don’t need fancy blueprint software (although if you want to go that way you can). Just a rough sketch or notes that get across the main points will do the trick.

Unpacking and setting up your new home is hectic enough without debating the placement of every second thing. So, if you can work out as many of these issues beforehand, you’ll be sure to thank yourself (and each other) later.

Set Up the Necessities First

By the time that you’ve moved your stuff from one place to another and set up what needs to be set up, it’s likely that all you’re going to want to do is go into hibernation. So, the first things that you should set up are your bed and your kitchen. That way, before having to get into the unpacking and organising stage, you can stay well fed and well rested. Trust us, you’ll need it.

Moving in together for the first time can be a little nerve-wracking, especially if you haven’t sat down and figured out the logistics. Creating a moving in together checklist is a great way to take some of the stress out of what should be an exciting transition. 

If you want to take even more stress out of your move, Kent Removals & Storage is here to provide you with a vast range of removalist services, including valet services, pet transport and boarding, and lots more. Contact us today!

Enjoy a  Stress-Free Move with Kent Removals

Amidst the hustle and bustle of moving in together, it’s essential to have a trusted partner to ensure a seamless transition. Kent Removals & Storage is renowned for its exceptional track record in making moves stress-free and efficient. Whether you require help with packing, storage, or a range of settling-in services designed to simplify the process, Kent is here to support you every step of the way. 

To experience the Kent difference and enjoy a hassle-free move, simply request an instant quote or give us a call at 13 55 31. Your peace of mind is just one click or call away, making your journey to a new home smoother than ever.