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Wichita Couple Moving Into Home

Is It Time To Move-In Together? Tips For Couples

No matter the stage of your relationship, living together is a big commitment. From agreeing on a house and hiring movers to assigning chores and calculating expenses, a number of considerations go into the seamless blending of households. While our movers in Wichita aren’t exactly marriage counselors, we know a thing or two about moving and have helped many couples overcome challenges to creating successful homes together. Here are several tips for couples who will be sharing a home for the first time.

Agree On Where To Live

Once you’ve decided to live together, the next step to choosing where your home will be. House hunting can be a challenging process that introduces stress into a relationship. Don’t let it. Instead, take time early to figure out logistical matters, so you can focus on love and happiness thereafter.

Here are helpful questions to ask while finding a place to call home:

  • Will one person move in with the other?
  • Or will you both find a new place?
  • How much space will you need?
  • How will the rent or mortgage get paid between you?
  • If you both work or attend school, what is the commute like for each of you?

Consolidate & Rightsize Belongings

When you merge two households, often the trickiest part is finding space for everyone’s items. A cramped and disorganized environment can put a damper on any relationship, and animosity can grow if one partner sacrifices more of his or her belongings than the other. One way to prevent clutter at home is rightsizing before you move.

Rightsizing is a professional downsizing service offered by our moving company in Wichita. It involves sorting your items into keep, throw-away, and sell piles. Consider how often those clothes in the back of your closet get worn or those kitchen utensils in the bottom cabinets get used. Rightsizing helps you to free space by eliminating unnecessary items. You may even raise some extra money to pay off moving expenses by selling your best stuff second-hand.

Join In Each Other’s Lifestyles

Couples who plan to live together can benefit from having a plan-of-action for how they’ll combine their lifestyles. In contrast to living apart and seeing one another periodically, living together means you are immersed in that other person’s daily existence. It’s normal to have differences between you, just so long as they don’t become disputes. To establish harmony, do tasks, such as unpacking moving boxes, and hobbies, such as working out or gardening, together. Sharing experiences the other person likes to do gives you a deeper perspective on their personality, which creates greater empathy, cooperation, and often attraction.

Divide House Chores

Chores should be distributed evenly to ensure both people in a relationship feel like equals. You can work together on chores, assign chores, such as one person is in charge of laundry and the other vacuuming, or alternate weekends for cleaning. How you divide the labor isn’t what’s important, but it’s that everyone feels it’s equitable for all sides.

Have A Plan For Paying Bills

Even the closest couples can be driven apart by money squabbles. To avoid being a cautionary tale, have your financial arrangements figured out ahead of time. From hiring professional movers to paying rent, setting up utilities to paying car insurance, expenses may seem to rise up out of every corner. Don’t let them overtake you. Instead, keep a list of the bills, and agree on a fair breakdown for paying them. One approach is to have each partner pay bills proportionate to their income; in other words, the higher earner pays slightly more each month.

At Rightsize Moving Solutions, we’ve helped all kinds of couples move throughout the Wichita area. From full-service relocations to specialty moving services, such as packing and rightsizing, let us help you begin your new life together.

Family Moving In Wichita, KS

Your Guide To Summertime Moving

With the onset of summer comes a busy season for local movers. Summer moves coincide with other naturally occurring life events, such as summer vacations, weddings, home improvements and helping your older kids move to WSU. But just because it’s the popular time of year to move, doesn’t mean every move will be a breeze. Luckily, Wichita movers with Rightsize Moving Solutions offer summertime moving advice to help your move be as efficient as possible.

Prepare For The Heat

Easily one of the most significant aspects to factor into your summertime moving plan is the Kansas heat! Moving is a physical job, even with the assistance of a moving company. To combat the heat, begin hydrating with water and sports drinks as soon as you wake up. It’s also a good idea to schedule the most physical tasks for early morning. It will be easier on your body to complete the most strenuous tasks before the heat sets in.

Dress Appropriately

With summer temperatures in mind, be mindful of clothing choices. Reach for lightweight clothes and avoid dark or heavy clothing that are likely to make you feel even warmer. Also, don’t forget to apply sunscreen to any exposed skin.

Plan Ahead

Moving companies in Wichita, KS are busiest during summer months. Which is why it’s necessary to book moving services far in advance. It’s also a great idea to begin packing up any items such as winter clothing or holiday decor. Being prepared will enable you to complete your move and get back to enjoying your summer.

Recruit Help

Whether your own children are able to help pack up the home, you invite friends over for a “moving party”, or you hire neighborhood teens, it’s always advisable to having helping hands around. As you prepare for your move, write down tasks that you’ll need extra help with. For example, who will care for pets on moving day? If you have small children or pets, you’ll need a trusted family member or friend to help keep a close eye on your littlest loved ones. The help of trusted neighbors or friends (or your own kids, if they are old enough) can be a huge relief to small yet stressful tasks.

Be Careful Of What You Pack

When packing belongings, we recommend writing out a list of what is inside and securing it to the box or container holding perishable items. Not only will this protect breakables, but this also protects any items that are subject to hot temperatures. Belongings such as candles, electronics, cosmetics and food can be damaged by the heat. By labeling the boxes as “heat sensitive” you will be able to create a plan to move these items and avoid any damage.

Hire Wichita Moving Professionals

When you hire the Wichita, Kansas movers with Rightsize Moving Solutions your summertime move will be streamlined. We offer truck loading and unloading; full and partial pack-up; organizing and more! Enjoy more of your summer and let us handle your move!