Moving in Together? Take Time to Organize!

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If you’re in a committed relationship, then sooner or later the question of moving in together will likely arise. You may be ready to cohabitate, while your partner is not (or vice versa), but when you’re both prepared to find a place, it’s important to be organized and logical about moving your belongings. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find an affordable self-storage unit for all of those belongings that you or your partner want to keep, but don’t have room for in the house or apartment.

Avoid Duplicate Items

dreamstime_xxl_20916819 (1)If you’re both moving from separate residences into a new place, then it’s important to avoid bringing two of the same things. You likely won’t need two vacuum cleaners or two microwaves, so storing or selling one of these appliances is a great way to avoid clutter in your new home. Talk with your partner about which item is in better condition, and then consider what you’ll do with the second one. Storing it may be the best option, at least until you can give it away or sell it.

Get Rid of Certain Things

There may be some items in your closets or on your shelves that you’ve been meaning to get rid of for a long time. Moving to a new place can be the perfect time to do that, and you and your partner can go through each room together. You may have old college textbooks that are simply taking up space, or perhaps there are some clothes that could be donated to a local charity. Going through your belongings and getting rid of certain things will not only lighten the load come moving day, it can also help you feel better emotionally.

Pick Out New Items for Your Home

When moving in together, it can be exciting to pick out some new items for your home. You may have had the house built, which means that you’ve been customizing it from the start. However, even when renting or purchasing a previously owned house, it can feel great to choose some new appliances, furniture, and more. Maybe you want to splurge and get that new king-size mattress that you’ve been eyeing for a few months. Perhaps there’s a new flat screen TV on the market that will look great on the living room wall. Picking out new items together can make you feel more committed to moving in with your partner, and both of you may feel that you’ve grown closer throughout the process.

Be Okay with Your Partner’s Collections

dreamstime_xxl_22546635 (1)Everyone has their favorite items, and for you and your partner, you may have certain collections that you want to keep. You may have started collecting baseball cards as a kid, and now you have a large inventory of binders that are full of cards. You may have several pairs of shoes that you want to put into the closet, and it’s important to be okay with and compromise where necessary when it comes to your and your partner’s collections.

Find Your Storage Unit

As you prepare for your upcoming move, take the opportunity to find a storage unit for those extra belongings that won’t fit or that won’t have a spot in your new house or apartment. At EZ Storage®, we offer month-to-month leases on all of our units, and once you’ve rented a space, you can access it on any day of the year. Our staff members and resident managers are always happy to help however they can, so feel free to stop by and take a look at what we have to offer.

We look forward to meeting you!