Just minutes from Manhattan, and yet still a world all its own, “The Island” (as locals call it) offers beach fun, beautiful views, and endless outdoor fun. Enjoy great local food and wine, experience the bustling art scene, and even participate in the Long Island Polar Bear Splash!
Moving in with your significant other is a big step! Whether you’re waiting to share a household until after you’re married, or just choosing to take the relationship to the next level, moving in with someone can be as stressful as is it is exciting. Here are 10 tips for moving in with your significant other that can help ease the process.
Talk about money first. Moving in means shared expenses. Have an honest discussion about finances before you move in. Discuss how you’ll split the rent, utilities, and other shared expenses. Set a household budget. Discuss whether you’ll also be merging bank accounts, or if there will be a shared household account. It’s easier to hash this stuff out before your households combine — and it’s a lot easier to decide it’s a bad idea to move in together if you find out you’re financially mismatched.
If you have pets, you know they come with stuff. Even if you stick to the basics, your furry friends will need food, water, dishes, leashes, toys, brushes…it can stack up quickly. And it can be hard to keep it all wrangled and easy to access. Read on for some ideas for storing and organizing your pet supplies.