Moving in with FI….next week(!)

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@k8:  We’ve been living together for a few months in his “man cave” and are currently packing up to move to our new place together! I basically just moved my stuff in & found places for it but he didn’t start getting rid of things until this move. 

My man also had lots of college stuff and there were boxes just everywhere. Even the “nightstand” on my side of the bed was actually 2 boxes stacked up. I told him starting in the new place, boxes aren’t furniture anymore for the rest of his life 😛

I like your idea of getting a storage unit for a bit. If he’s starting to sort through things to make room for you, he’ll end up doing the same when you move together. I think doing it in stages is less traumatic!

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: June 2014

When I moved in with my fiance I found out he kept a lot of crap that I would never keep! He had old wedding napkins, wedding invitations, birthday cards, thank you cards etc. While I think it is adorable that he keeps these little momentos, it didnt stop there and there was literally useless crap laying around everywhere. What I did was I went through some things with him. We went through his closet, office and room and I would ask him if he has ever used/seen the particular item I had in my hand in the last year and if he said no, I asked him if he could part with it. I would used the angle of “if you havent seen this in a yr, you are never going to use it or even know you have it next yr.” I also had him go through things of mine while I threw stuff away because I didnt want him to feel like he was the only one getting rid of things. I found out it as all about communication. He was really rational and most of the stuff he didnt even remember he had. Good Luck! Combining things is fun but it takes some work and communication!

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