HOW TO COMBINE TWO HOUSEHOLDS INTO A HAPPY HOME
So, you said, “I do,” – but what does that mean about accepting your soon-to-be’s stuff, too?
Regardless of how much you’ve both accumulated, combining two households into one can be a chore and a major headache, and lead to unnecessary strife. Here are some tips to make the transition easier.
Prior to the merger of your life together, it’s time to look at everything you own. Overwhelmed? Devote 20 to 30 minutes each day to make piles and put them in designated areas that are labeled LOVE, LEAVE and WAIT.
Keep what you LOVE. Get rid of what you label as LEAVE, and hold onto the WAIT list with a promise you’ll revisit within a time frame you and your beloved can agree upon.
Donating, selling and recycling your extras is best, but if you have a bunch of stuff you just want to get rid of, 1-800-Got-Junk is your jam. Seriously. You point and they make it disappear.
Moving into a new home and want help on melding two households into one? Ask your Realtor for input. They know everything and everyone.