So, you finally decided to make a huge leap and move in with your partner. Soon enough, you'll also realize that living together with your wife goes beyond than just moving all your things to your new home. This also marks the first time you'll be making unified decisions with your partner, and not just move forward with choices based only on a single verdict.
Going back to the "moving your stuff to a new place" scenario, you can't possibly have all your stuff in the house. As much as you'd want to keep some of those stuff, sadly, some of them needs to go. Here are some tips on deciding which items you need to say goodbye to.
When your favorite knife has a sentimental value, and you can’t imagine not using it when you prepare meals, by all means, keep it! Respect each other's personal things because there’s always a story why they can’t let go of that.
If you don’t want your significant other to get angry with you for throwing or giving away things without their knowledge then decide together. You are going to live under the same roof anyway and you are going to decide as one, this is just one of many.
Is he using an 8-year old mattress and you just bought yours 2 years ago? Think about the condition of the things you are going to keep. Is it going to last for a good 5 years? Is it brand new? You can always donate those things if you don’t want to throw them away.
Good for you if you are going to move in a house because the size of your things will not matter but if you are just moving into an apartment and there is not enough space for both of your things, think about the sizes of the things you own. You need to have space where you can be both comfortable.
If it's difficult for you to work on this matter and you have some spare money, why don’t you just buy new things together so you can both decide on what you love. No more arguments on what to keep, throw and donate!