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February 13, 2018

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

Moving to a New HomeWhen two people are trying to integrate households in Little Rock, there's no extent to how difficult it can get. You will be able to make this transition a lot easier, however, when you execute an organized. We're not meaning an average garden-variety type plan. This requires a fair amount of strategic planning.

Dropping hints about why your things should be in the new home and why most of their things should be recycled or gotten rid of, is not going to work. A more successful option of approaching this involves you both looking at all of your choices, formulating some ideas, and then searching for new ways to ensure things go smoothly. Follow these 4 pieces of advice to help you get started.

Tip #1

Discuss all expectations before moving anything in Little Rock.

When you agree to blend households, you both need to take into consideration that you have your individual ways of accomplishing tasks. Basic routines and habits will have to merge. When you are aware of what to expect, the changeover will be much smoother.

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

  • How are we going to combine our belongings and arrange them in each room of the house?
  • Can I change color pallets, how the furniture is set-up, etc. so I can be more cozy there?
  • If I would like to read a book, is there a noise-free place where I can go to do this?
  • Will there be sufficient space at your home so we can entertain or I can hang out with my friends?
  • Will I be able to convert one of the areas into a home office or is there a separate area where I can set up a workspace?
  • can we have a different place in the home where we can do a few things on our own?

Getting all of this right there in the open will allow you to work with eachother and head off any budding issues.

Tip # 2

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

There was a television program called “Clean Sweep” where professionals aided homeowners clear a couple rooms of disorder during a two-day timeframe. This was not easy and there were some heated conversations between those homeowners. We don't want you to experience that, so here are a few suggestions to help things progress smoothly.

  • Take an inventory where you are living now.
  • You both may possess duplicates of a lot of things; small items like wooden spoons and toasters and larger items like dining room tables, dressers, beds and couches.
  • Make a Keep, Sell, Donate and Toss list. How do you decide where to place each item?
  • Begin by reviwing their condition. Is one of the two looking worn out or in need of a repair? It is out.
  • At times larger can be better (especially in the case of a shared bed). Which thing goes best in the space you are 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. Select the best quality items.

Tip # 3

Arrive at a compromise about how these belongings will be arranged into the new space.

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

It does not have to become stressful. Just talk through each room and confer where you'll put what. If you write down some notes before the move, you will remember what you discussed.

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

Tip # 4

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

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

Just talk to them gently and make clear the reason you feel something will not fit into your new home and then see if you can find a compromise.

  • If you both have dinnerware, for instance, 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 very creative ways to show 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 end table? Get a new top for the kitchen table?

Whether you are moving together into a new home or one person is moving in with another, it's crucial to be considerate 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 transition in your life so we want to assist in making it less stressful. Whether you are 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 keep, we will treat each item with the utmost 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 distance move.
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