So I totally just posted about James and I moving and had a link in the last post about “8 tips for newlyweds moving in together” but I re-read some of the tips and I want to touch on it a bit more 🙂 Here’s the link if you didn’t read my last post.
#1 Talk Money – Oh such a big number one! Whether you have separate bank accounts, or a joint account [we’ve done both] talk it out BEFORE you move in together. Make sure you’re both on the same page! For separate accounts figure out if you’re going to split it evenly down the middle, or if one will take care of mortgage/rent and the other takes care of the bills.
#3 Cleaning Expectations – Chore charts, set aside cleaning days, exchange chores [I’ll do dishes if you always take care of garbage] Do what you and your sig. other need to do, to make it even for both of you.
#6 Having your own Space – Fun Fact! when James and I first moved in together we had separate bedrooms. We still slept together each night but it was really nice to have our own spaces. It made moving in together easier to adjust. Plus I was already living there so it was just easier to move James into the empty room 😉 I think it was a really good decision on our part. Times where we fought or just wanted our own space, we had it. We didn’t feel like we were living on top of each other and couldn’t get away. I highly recommend you do something like this. Whether it’s separate bedrooms, or something like, you have a reading area and he has a work space in the garage. Having your own area that is yours to do with, including decor [yes ladies you might have to put up with that hideous neon sign in his man space] is an absolute must.
#7 Communicate – I feel like this is a Duh! Tip. You can’t expect your sig. other to read your mind can you? Communicate, it makes life easier!!!
Okay those are the tips I wanted to touch on, seriously read all 8 of them and talk things over with your sig. other. I promise it’s for the best!