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Important Preparations for Newlyweds Before Moving In

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When you’re newlyweds, everything is bright, happy, and you’re both looking towards the future with an enthusiasm that you may never have again. As newlyweds, if you haven’t had your first argument yet, it’s bound to happen when you’re taking steps to move into your new home together.

Whether you had the huge wedding with all the guests and all the frills, or you chose to elope, you’re going to want to document that moment with pictures, photo books, ornaments with your faces on them, and more. Eloping is the easy part. Telling your friends and family may be a bit harder since you’ve foregone the wedding they were prepping for. Take a lot of photos when you elope to share with the family, and then get ready for the hard part of combining your two houses into one. In this article, you’ll find a few tips to help you combine your households with as little stress as possible.

Start Early


Whether it’s finding the right new home as a new homeowner or finding the right home warranty to ensure your new appliances are covered, you never want to leave things until the last minute when you’re newlyweds moving in together. If you’re moving from two separate locations into one, you’re going to want to start planning early.

For example, you’ve found the home you want to buy and are now two proud homeowners. That’s a great place to start. However, you don’t want to put off buying appliances such as dishwashers, stoves, a refrigerator, water heater, or washer and dryers until you’re back from your honeymoon. Get all of the appliances you need and have them installed in the house, so they’re there waiting when your honeymoon is over, and you’re ready to start your life together.

It’s also a good idea to go ahead and contact America’s First Choice Home Club to set up your AFC home club account. AFC gives you the peace of mind of knowing that whether you elope or have a full-scale wedding, your appliances are covered by a warranty you can trust. If you have problems with any of your appliances, a technician will be sent from the home warranty company to determine if they need to be repaired or replaced, even your ice maker. Ensure that any home warranty provider you research is registered with the Better Business Bureau before making a final decision.

Hire the right movers.


While it may be tempting to gather your buddies together and make your move DIY style, it’s never truly a good idea. You already have enough on you with planning a wedding, honeymoon, and deciding what to take and discard when moving to your new home. Let the professional movers handle the moving process for you. Just make sure you do your research well and only hire movers you can depend on and who are licensed and insured. In other words, don’t hire the first professional mover you come across on the internet. Instead, check reviews, gather references, and make an informed decision.

Decide things together.


The fastest way to start an argument when you’re decluttering your respective homes to combine them into one is to throw away something of your spouses without asking first. Instead, make all of your decisions together as to what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to throw away. You’ll be glad that you did.

These are just a few of the top tips out there for newlyweds who are moving in together. Remember, doing it together is key. You don’t want to spend your honeymoon fighting over what you didn’t keep, now do you?