Moving in with your significant other is a major milestone and should not be stressful. Although you may be madly in love, your significant other is still your roommate and responsibilities should be shared. Find out which room your significant other is better at cleaning, who folds laundry better, and who prefers washing the floors over reorganizing the closet. Money can be a difficult topic to bring up, but is very necessary when you decide to take on such a big responsibility. Make sure you are aware of one another's spending habits and work schedules, and create a flow that would best fit the both of your lifestyles. Most importantly, take time to evaluate while you two are living together in the first place. Is it just to save money or to start a life together? This will be important in the long run when evaluating both your living situation and your relationship. The Coinage team has come up with a list of things to consider when moving in with that special someone–and things to avoid.
[MUSIC] Coinage life well spent presented by GEICO ready to officially call your significant other your roomie here are some conversations we suggest having with your partner before making the big move. From food bills and basic permanent needs there are a lot of costs associated with having your own place. Be mindful of each others spending habits, credit scores, and current jobs. Figuring out who is in charge of what bill, is also important. In the words of TLC, you don't want no scrub. Therefore, you should not have to pay for everything. Just like Every other roommate you've ever had. Creating a clean plan is key. You might be a better laundry folder while your partner may prefer to wash the dishes. Make sure to divide your choice evenly. No one enjoys cleaning all the time. Well unless your a Rumba. Even though it might be awkward you need to make sure you have an answer as to why you're moving in with each other. Are you two just cutting costs or are you building a life together? Lastly look at each other's schedules. Is one of you a night owl and the other an early bird? Do you prefer entertaining friends at home while your partner wants peace and quiet? Asking your partner these questions will give you a set of expectations for the future. You're writing a new adventure together. Why not have it make sense from page one? [MUSIC] Coinage, life well spent. Presented by Geico.