Taking the Leap – Why One Bedroom Apartments Are Perfect For Couples
Congratulations! Moving in with your partner is a big step in a relationship, and a very exciting one at that. Moving into a one bedroom apartment together can be a great way to get a ‘starter home’ feel without having to actually purchase a home together until you’re ready. A one bedroom apartment can bring you closer together as a couple, while giving you all the wonderful features of having a home together without having to worry about all the headaches that can come from owning a home (lawn maintenance, repairs, etc.). Consider some of these helpful tips when moving into a one bedroom apartment with your significant other and you can be certain the entire process will be seamless, exciting, and fun!
Don’t Forget To Downsize
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Don’t let downsizing become a hassle between the two of you. Because you’ll be sharing a space, and you really only need one microwave, organize ahead of time which things each of you will keep, throw away, or donate/put in storage. You never know when you may need a backup, but for the most part you’ll end up with one of everything. Downsizing this way is a great way to reduce clutter, and chances are whatever you decide to keep will be the ‘nicest’ version of each item, so you’ll be moving into a place with quality appliances, accessories, etc.
Organize Your Finances
By moving in together, chances are you’ll both be saving money, since you can split the cost of rent, utilities, etc. But, if you don’t have a joint-checking account, this can sometimes cause problems. To avoid money issues, make a decision right away as to how things will get paid for. You can split everything evenly; have one person pay rent and other pay utilities, etc. Whatever you do, don’t let money get in the way of making your shared living space a homey haven for you and your partner.
Savor Your Space
While you may be thinking of opting for a two bedroom apartment for more space, etc., the idea of a one bedroom apartment is a great idea for couples who are ready to settle down and make a living commitment to one another. When you’re able to get creative with a one bedroom apartment, you both can turn it into your dream space, and you’ll look forward to coming home every single day to share it.
One bedroom apartments are a great way to save money, reduce clutter, and really get to know the person you’re living with. With so much surrounding us nowadays that advertises ‘bigger is better,’ a one bedroom apartment still proves that there is something special and charming about a smaller space, when shared with someone you love. Congratulations on your decision to move into a one bedroom space – hopefully these tips will be useful for you and your partner, and you’ll enjoy the charm of your apartment for many years to come!