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Moving In Together? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Tips No One Tells Couples Moving In Together

Moving in together is an exciting step for any couple. However, it can also be a stressful experience filled with unexpected challenges. While most people will give you advice about sharing chores and communicating effectively, few will tell you about the nitty-gritty details that can make or break your moving day. And less face it, if you're in your thirties, you're too old to be asking friends and family to come help you move in exchange for beer and pizza. Here are some lesser-known tips to ensure your move is smooth and stress-free.

Sort and Declutter Before Moving Day

Before you even think about packing, take the time to sort through your belongings and declutter. This is especially important when two households are merging into one. Not only will this make packing easier, but it will also save you time and money. Remember, the less you have to move, the less you’ll need to pay for moving help.

Use U-Box Containers for Flexibility

If you’re not moving directly into your new home, U-Box containers can be a lifesaver. These portable storage solutions give you the flexibility to store your belongings until you’re ready. You can ship them to your new home or store them at a U-Haul facility. This is particularly useful if you’re still searching for a new place or need to do some renovations before moving in.

U-Haul offers no-contact home delivery for U-Box containers, which means they’ll be delivered right to your door without you needing to be present. This feature adds a layer of convenience and safety, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move.

And U-Box containers are sealed with your lock and key, ensuring that only you have access to your belongings. Additionally, these containers are transported by trucks with gentle ride suspension, providing a smooth and safe ride for your possessions.

Plan Ahead

Ever heard of U-Haul’s Moving Help? It's incredible and offers the ability to customize your move. Start by assessing how much help you need. Do you need assistance with just the heavy lifting, or do you need help packing and unpacking as well? With Moving Help, you can reserve assistance by the hour, starting at a minimum of two hours. This level of flexibility ensures you only pay for what you need!

Plus, packing and unpacking can be time-consuming and exhausting. With this service, you can hire professionals to handle these tasks for you. This not only saves you time but also ensures that your belongings are packed securely and efficiently.

And the U-Haul’s moving marketplace allows you to sort search results by overall rating, lowest cost, and services offered. Take the time to compare different options and choose the ones that best meet your needs and budget. Reading reviews and checking ratings can provide valuable insights into the quality of service you can expect.

Make Use of Moving Supplies and Equipment

When you pick up your U-Haul truck or trailer rental, don’t forget to also get the necessary moving supplies and equipment. Items like dollies, furniture pads, and boxes can make your move much easier and protect your belongings from damage.

Keep Communication Open and Positive

Moving can be stressful, and it’s important to keep the lines of communication open with your partner. Discuss your expectations and any concerns you might have. Approach the move with a positive attitude and a sense of teamwork.

Celebrate Your New Beginning

Finally, don’t forget to celebrate this new chapter in your lives. Once the boxes are unpacked and the furniture is in place, take a moment to relax and enjoy your new home together. Order some takeout, open a bottle of wine, and toast to the exciting adventure ahead.

Happy moving!


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