If you have kept up to date with my blog, then you will know that I have recently moved out of the family home and in with Harry. It has been so much fun and I am so happy, but a huge learning curve and I have never felt more of an adult as I do now. Today’s post is a bit of a different one as it is a top tips post and full of things I wish I knew before I moved!
Have a clear out before you move
I made the mistake of piling all of my belongings from my mum’s house AND my dad’s house into boxes with the thought process being ‘oh once I am settled in, then I will have a clear out’. But oh no, that was such a big mistake. Because I lived with my mum and dad in separate houses, it meant I have double everything, so trying to fit everything into a 2 bedroom flat was a bit of a mission. I kept clothes I haven’t worn in years, old mementoes that no longer have any sentimental value and WAY too many candles and trinkets. If I had to re-do the moving in process, I would have definitely done some charity shop trips beforehand!
Label your boxes
Organisation is the key to having an easy move, otherwise, it can get so stressful. Having a box full of the essentials is definitely a must, for the first couple days I was constantly rummaging around looking for makeup wipes, hair clips and other essential items I use on the daily. So when packing, always remember to put your everyday necessities in a separate box and LABEL them. Another mistake I made was not labelling my bags and boxes. I would find some homeware in one box when trying to look for clothes and vice versa. Ladies, please learn from my mistakes haha.
Move some stuff in early
I was lucky to be moving into Harry’s flat so I could bring things over gradually and not have to worry about hiring out a moving van and only having one day to do the full move. I started off by taking a majority of the items from my dads and then slowly moving the things from my mums and it was so helpful and also made the whole ‘moving out from the family home’ a bit better for my parents to handle hahaha. Moving items in early definitely takes the pressure off and makes the move a lot easier and enjoyable – these things are something to celebrate, not stress about!
Change your address just before you move
Changing my address on everything has been such a hassle – the long phone calls, being left on hold, waiting for confirmation letters to arrive in the post. It was a friend that recommended me changing my address beforehand and it’s such a good idea, but it means that you need to make sure you are definitely moving, otherwise that could turn into a shit show.
Expect disagreements and learn how to compromise
Now, this is the biggest thing, especially when you are moving in with your partner. I adore Harry, he is my best friend as well as other half, but like every couple, we bicker. Bicker about cooking, food shopping, decor, and no its not arguments, its normal disagreements and thats okay. In fact, it’s actually quite nice to clash on such normal topics, but you have to expect it and be used to compromising. When you are sharing your space you have to be okay with being surrounded with decor thats not your style and buying homeware thats not too girly and not too manly. I love my little home but there will always be weird shit Harry buys that I am like ‘oh no, where the hell is that going to live?’, and I know he feels the same when I am putting an unhealthy amount of candles in every room, but I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thank you all for reading, I hope this little top tips post helps in some way and if you have any more advice please do let me know in the comments below.
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