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February 13, 2018

Combining Households in Little Rock? How to Make Moving to a New Home a Quick and Stress-Free Change

Moving to a New HomeWhen you are trying to merge households in Little Rock, there is no boundary to how difficult the process can become. You can make this metamorphosis a lot less difficult, however, when you execute a well thought out. We're not meaning an average garden-variety type plan. This necessitates some strategic planning.

Alluding about why your stuff need to be in the new house and why most of their things must be recycled or thrown away, is not going to work. A more successful option of approaching this requires you both looking at all of your options, brainstorming some ideas, and then looking for out-of-the-box ways to help things go swimmingly. Follow these four tips to help you get started.

Tip #1

Talk Over all expectations prior to moving the first thing in Little Rock.

When you agree to merge households, you both have to allow that you have your individual ways of doing tasks. Daily routines and habits will need to mesh together. When you have thought about what to expect, the change will be much less stressful.

Whether you're moving to a new home or moving into your partner's home, these are a few questions you must ask.

  • How are we going to join our belongings and put them in the rooms of the home?
  • Can I redo color pallets, how the furniture is set-up, etc. so I can feel more comfortable there?
  • If I want to read a magazine, is there a calm place where I can relax to do this?
  • Will there be enough space at your place so we can entertain or I can play poker with my friends?
  • Will I be able to turn one of the spaces to a home office or is there another area where I can create a workspace?
  • can we have a different place in the house where we can do a few things on our own?

Placing all of this right there on the table will support you to work together and head off any potential issues.

Tip # 2

Get rid of duplicate things and pick and choose the best from each person's belongings.

There was a television show named “Clean Sweep” on which professionals aided homeowners clear one or two rooms of clutter during a two-day time. This was not simple and there were usually a few tense discussions between those homeowners. We don't desire for you to go through that, so here are some tips to help things move along easily.

  • Create an inventory where you are living now.
  • You both will own duplicates of most things; small items like spatulas and coffee makers and larger stuff like coffee tables, dressers, beds and couches.
  • Make a Hang on to, Sell, Donate and Trash list. How do you make a decision on where to put these items?
  • Start by looking at their condition. Is one of the two looking worse for the wear or in need of a repair? It is out.
  • At times larger might be better (especially in the case of a shared bed). Which option goes best in the space you're moving it into?
  • Next, look at the quality of the things. Is one of the options of a much better quality than the other and expected to last longer? No-brainer. Pick the better things.

Tip # 3

Arrive at a compromise about how these things will go into the new area.

This is crucial because you don't want to begin moving in and then say, “Wait a minute, where's all my stuff supposed to go?”.

It doesn't need to be complicated. Just talk through each room and confer where you'll put what. If you write down some notes preceeding the move, you will remember what you decided.

What if there isn't a lot of space? An empty kitchen cabinet can hold work papers, books, collectibles and other items. You can also buy floating shelves, wall mounted shelves and under-bed storage boxes. Over the door hooks and organizers can supply an area for shirts, ties, hats, scarves, handbags and even jewelry.

Tip # 4

Compromise, not criticize the other's possessions. They might possess things that you feel are dreadful but have sentimental value to the other person.

You might feel that this is the perfect time to just go wild and trash all the things that you think are useless or unattractive. That assortment of t-shirts that he has collected over the years? Out of here. Those dolls and stuffed animals that seem to be all over in her apartment? Gone.

Just discuss with them genuinely and explain why you believe something will not fit into your new home and then see if you can uncover a compromise.

  • If you both have dinnerware, for example, you can keep one set for casual occasions and the other for special occasions.
  • If your partner has a shot glass, stamp, coin, candle, snow globe, guitar, or doll collection, Buzzfeed gives you 31 incredibly creative ways to display this stuff.
  • If your partner is sentimental about some of their furniture, can you reupholster that chair so it fits both of your likes? Paint a nightstand? Get a new top for the coffee table?

Whether you're moving together into a new home or one person is moving in with another, it is important to be thoughtful of each other's needs because this change is strange for both of you.

At A-1 Freeman, we know that moving is a major change in your life so we want to help make it easier. Whether you are simply moving across town or to a totally different part of the country, let us do most of the hard work for you. And when you decide which things you are going to move, we'll treat each item with the absolute care and respect it deserves.

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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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