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

Moving to a New HomeWhen you are trying to merge households in Little Rock, there's no boundary to how complicated things can become. You should be able to make this change a lot easier, however, when you execute a good plan. We're not referring to an average garden-variety type plan. This requires a fair amount of strategic planning.

Dropping hints about why your things must be in the new home and why most of their stuff should be recycled or gotten rid of, is not going to fly. A more fruitful way of attending to this requires you both looking at all of your options, listing some ideas, and then searching for new ways to make things go flawlessly. Here are four tips to help you begin.

Tip #1

Review the expectations prior to moving the first item in Little Rock.

If you choose to combine households, you both should take into consideration that you have your unique ways of accomplishing tasks. Basic routines and habits will have to mesh together. When you are aware of what to expect, the transition will be much easier.

No matter if you're moving to a new home or moving into your partner's residence, these are a few items you must ask.

  • How are we going to join our stuff and arrange them in every room of the home?
  • Can I update color schemes, where the furniture is set-up, etc. so I can feel more at home there?
  • If I want to read a magazine, is there a calm place where I can relax to do this?
  • Will there be sufficient area at your pad so we can entertain or I can watch TV with my friends?
  • Will I be able to turn one of the rooms to an office or is there another room where I can set up a workspace?
  • Do we need a separate space in the residence where we can do a few things on our own?

Getting all of this right there on the table will allow you to work with eachother and ward off any potential issues.

Tip # 2

Tag duplicate things and pick and choose favorites from each person's stuff.

There was a television show called “Clean Sweep” on which professionals helped homeowners clean one or two rooms of mess during a two-day timeframe. This wasn't simple and there were some heated discussions between those homeowners. We do not want you to endure that, so here are several suggestions to make things move along easily.

  • Take an inventory where you're living now.
  • You both will own duplicates of a lot of things; small things like wooden spoons and pans and larger things like end tables, dressers, beds and sofas.
  • Make a Keep, Sell, Donate and Toss list. How do you choose where to put these items?
  • Begin by looking at their condition. Is one of the two looking worn out or in need of a repair? It's out.
  • At times bigger may be better (especially in the case of a shared bed). Which option goes best in the room you're moving it into?
  • Next, look at the quality of the things. Is one of the options of a much higher quality than the other and expected to last longer? No-brainer. Pick the better things.

Tip # 3

Come to an agreement about how these belongings will go into the new place.

This is important because you do not want to begin moving in and then say, “Wait, where's all my stuff supposed to go?”.

It does not need to get difficult. Just talk through each room and weigh where you'll set what. If you make some rough sketches before the move, you'll remember what you decided.

What if there isn't a great supply of space? An empty kitchen cabinet can hold work folders, 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 give a place for shirts, ties, hats, scarves, handbags and even jewelry.

Tip # 4

Compromise, not criticize the other's belongings. They might possess things that you think are hideous but have sentimental value to the other person.

You might believe that this is a good time to just go wild and dispose of all the things that you believe are useless or ugly. That assortment of baseballs that he has collected over the years? Out of here. Those dolls and stuffed animals that seem to be everywhere in her apartment? Gone.

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

  • If you both have dinnerware, for example, you can use 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 exhibit this stuff.
  • If your partner is sentimental about some of their furniture, can you reupholster that chair so it suits both of your tastes? Paint a end table? Get a new top for the dining room table?

Whether you're moving together into a new home or one person is moving in with another, it is crucial to be considerate of each other's needs because this metamorphosis is unique for both of you.

At A-1 Freeman, we know that moving is a major change in your life so we want to assist in making it less anxious. Whether you're simply moving around the corner or to a completely different part of the country, let us do most of the hard work for you. And when you decide which belongings you are going to move, we will treat each item with the proper care and respect it deserves.

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