- On August 2, 2017
With the cost of rent spiralling ever upwards, many couples are opting to move in together. After all, if you spend most of your time together, you might as well split the cost of living between you and cohabit under the same roof, right? The Greater Manchester area is a good place to put down roots together, especially if you enjoy vibrant night life and a thriving café culture.
However, before you pack all your worldly goods and turn up on your partner’s doorstep, you might want to consider these top tips for making co-habiting a dream, rather than a nightmare!
Avoid duplicating household goods
If you and your partner are going to be sharing a trendy apartment in Manchester City Centre, you could find that space is at a premium. Before you move, make a list of what you both own in the way of household goods and kitchenalia and decide what you want to keep and what you don’t really need. After all, it’s unlikely that you will need two kettles, two toasters, and an extra three-piece suite.
It’s a sensible idea to place what you don’t want into a self-storage unit, just in case things don’t work out.
Set ground rules on tidiness
Arguments can occur when one party is tidier than the other. Something that may be of no consequence to one person might be a source of great irritation to the other. For example, his mountain bike collection cluttering up the hallway or her Imelda Marcos-sized collection of shoes spilling out of the wardrobe could be a relationship deal breaker, so agree what’s acceptable and what’s not and be prepared to compromise before you move in together.
Leave your past behind you
Many people like to keep mementoes of previous relationships or childhood possessions like dolls or teddy bears. These not only take up valuable space, they can result in arguments. Let’s face it, nobody wants to come across a cardboard box full of love letters tucked away in a cupboard.
If you really can’t bear the thought of throwing away those memories, you might want to consider placing sentimental items in storage, where your partner won’t stumble across them.
Self-storage can offer a perfect solution for saving space, promoting domestic bliss, and keeping your options open when you decide to try living with your partner for the first time.
Contact our helpful team at Flexispace to find out more about the affordable Manchester City Centre storage solutions we offer.