Moving into a new shared house can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, as you embark on a new chapter of independence and camaraderie. To make this transition as seamless as possible, here are six essential tips to consider:
Pack Smartly: As you begin packing, categorise your items into essentials and non-essentials. Start with the basics like clothes, bedding, and toiletries. Consider the space you’ll have in your new room and prioritise items accordingly. For more help on what to pack, see our Ultimate Guide here.
Professional Removal Services: If you have larger furniture or a significant amount of belongings, consider hiring professional removal services. They’ll handle the heavy lifting, transportation, and unloading, saving you time and effort. By far the most reputable and easy-to-use service on offer is AnyVan, which employees of The Bunch have used on multiple occasions. Click here to get £15 off as a customer of The Bunch!
Open Communication: Before moving in, establish open and honest communication with your new housemates. Discuss expectations, boundaries, and responsibilities to avoid misunderstandings down the road. Creating a WhatsApp group chat or having house meetings can set a positive tone for your shared living experience.
Organisation and Cleanliness: Establish a cleaning routine to keep communal areas tidy. Regularly clean up after yourself in the kitchen, living room, and bathroom to maintain a pleasant living environment. This practice can prevent conflicts and create a positive atmosphere for all housemates.
Theme Nights and Game On: Inject excitement into your shared house by organising theme nights and game marathons. From movie nights with all-time classics to intense game tournaments, these activities bond housemates and create memories that’ll have you laughing for years to come.
Cook-Up Creativity: The kitchen isn’t just a place to cook; it’s a canvas for culinary creativity! Arrange a weekly “Cook-Off” challenge where each housemate tries their hand at whipping up a unique dish. Not only will you feast on delicious food, but you’ll also discover hidden culinary talents within your group.
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