Valentine’s Day is coming and all of us at A.B. Richards hope that you get to spend it with your true love! We know there are several stages to relationships and very often we hear from you when you reach a critical stage in your romantic life. We’re talking about when you’ve decided to move in with your significant other. It’s a very exciting time, but it can also be a tricky time as you blend your lives together. A big part of that is making sure you have enough space for your belongings. A.B. Richards has portable storage units that can ease that transition. Why waste time and money with a far away, costly storage facility when we can deliver your storage container right to you? So we want to get your new living arrangement off to a strong start by giving you some tips on how to decide what should stay, what should go and how to do it in a way that will keep the relationship strong.
Storing Important Belongings
According to about.com, almost 40 percent of couples move in together within a year of dating. So communication is important early in a relationship. Their first piece of advice is to highly consider storage. When the move happens, the amount of belongings inside your house will double. And not all of it is going to be frivolous. Your partner will be bringing things like clothing and toiletries as well as other personal items that can’t be shared.
Some things can be shared and one of the first steps will be to comb through your collective stuff and find duplicate items. You’re probably not going to need two couches. You have to decide which couch looks best in the space. This is when communications skills come in and a storage container can help. Deadspin.com writes that people form an attachment to their possessions and you might not understand why. The website suggests using storage as a mediator. Pack away what you don’t need and have it nearby. A.B. Richards has 20-foot storage containers that can fit on many residential properties. For bigger jobs, particularly if you’re storing large amounts of furniture, try our 40-foot storage containers or 40-foot jumbo storage containers.
Deciding What Goes and How to Blend Together
It also helps to organize your game plan before the move. The website apartment guide recommends that you take an inventory of everything both of you have and make a joint decision about what stays and what goes. Tradeoffs can be made such as agreeing to keep her couch and his easy chair.
When decorating your home or apartment, look for ways you can emphasize the similarities between your tastes. If you both have a piece of furniture the same color, why not put it in the same room?
While all of this advice is meant to bring you closer together as a couple, it’s important to also remember individuality. You should consider giving each of you a room or a space to decorate according to your tastes. Or carve out some space to use if you want some alone time.
Calling A.B. Richards is the Start of a Beautiful Relationship
Moving in with your significant other is a happy time, but it still represents a big change. If you need help getting organized, A.B. Richards can provide you with portable storage containers. We make things easy for you, so you can spend time making your relationship work. We’ll deliver your unit to where you need it and then we’ll pick it up for no extra charge. For more information, contact A.B. Richards today.