Moving in with your significant other can be exciting for many reasons, aside from coming home to one another every day. A major benefit is that, usually, two people inhabiting a space makes it more cost efficient for both parties in regards to rent, utilities, and groceries. Living in an apartment is a perfect option for couples. But no matter how big or small your space is, you are likely going to encounter a few hiccups when it comes to sharing your space with your significant other. Below are some tips and tricks to make apartment living more enjoyable for couples, so you don’t have to go to bed without that goodnight kiss.
Leave Your Inner Hoarder Behind
When two people bring all of their belongings into one shared space, not everything is always going to stay. You’ll want to establish a new space and life together – without your ancient dusty chair, notebooks, VHS tapes or clothes getting in the way. Decide together what you will throw away, donate or keep in your apartment. Try to be understanding and sensitive to your partner’s potential attachment to certain possessions, but stay focused on the goal at hand (which is to create an enjoyable and livable space for both of you). Tip: If something you own is broken or has negative associations to another person or past relationship, it’s best to throw it out.
Let There Be Light
Do your best to let in as much natural light as possible. This will ward off potential depression and “cabin fever,” as well as make your space feel larger. Tip: Don’t scream “Let there be light!” in the morning and pull the curtains back while your partner is still sleeping. Be courteous.
Implement designated areas for storage using containers or bins. Then, if you see shoes or movies lying around in places that are bothersome, remind your significant other of the area you created together to store these. Think you don’t have enough space for a home office? Tip: Check out how to turn a closet into a beautiful office or creative space.
When all else fails, communicate about any issues you may have with your living experience in a mature manner. Hanging up the phone or going to your own room isn’t necessarily an option anymore. It is best to talk about the things that are bothering you as soon as possible, so they can be resolved in a timely manner and don’t become a bigger issue down the road. Tip: Remember why you moved in together, and enjoy the perks rather than harping on the inevitable bumps in the road.
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