Just Married And Moving? 3 Tips For A Smooth Move

So, you just tied the knot, and now, it is time to move in together. Beginning this next chapter of your life with your significant other can be incredibly exciting, but it can also be overwhelming, due to the preparation and planning that it takes to combine two households. To help transition from two homes to one, take these three tips into consideration.

Tip #1: Trim Your Possessions

Once all of your wedding gifts have been unwrapped, it is time to take a close look at all of your personal belongings. This includes everything from basic household goods to furniture. Determine whose décor you will be more likely to use in the house. Donate or sell any clothes that you have been holding onto since high school (you know the ones!). Look for duplicate items, such as two couches, and donate or sell the one that you won't be moving to the house that you share.

Just make sure that you are fair about this process. This will take some compromising here and there. For example, you may not like his gaming chair. However, if you aren't willing to get rid of some of your shoes, then you can't expect him to get rid of his chair.

Tip #2: Hold Off on Shopping

At your wedding, you probably received some gift cards, checks, and cash as wedding gifts. While you are likely ready to spend that money, do your best to hold off on any shopping sprees until after you have moved in together and gotten settled a bit. This will allow you to see exactly what you need for the home and reduce the amount of stuff that has to be moved from one house to the next.

Tip #3: Consider Hiring a Professional

You've just spent months planning the perfect wedding, so the last thing you want to have to do is plan and execute a move. You can opt to still pack your own stuff in boxes, or you can choose to pay an additional fee and have a residential moving service do this for you. Either way, the movers will load the boxes into the moving truck, then transport and unload them at your new house.

Before hiring a moving company, make sure that you do your research. You want to hire a company that is licensed, insured, and reputable. When you spend money on movers, the last thing that you need is movers who are inefficient and unprofessional.