Moving In With Someone Else: Take Time To Nest

Moving In With Someone Else: Take Time To Nest

Abby Stone
May 15, 2009

051509-nest01.jpgSo you've just moved in with your significant other. Often that means that one person moves into the other's home. Which is cool. You like their home just fine. They've got good taste, you've got everything you need and all your stuff is comingling without complaint. Your sweaters and his sweaters share a drawer, her wine glasses work perfectly with your dishes. But yet, somehow, something doesn't quite feel right. You're still feeling sorta, kinda, well okay, a lot, like a guest in the place that you're supposed to be calling home. What are you going to do about that?...

No, you don't need couples therapy. No, you don't need to rethink what was definitely not an impulsive decision. What you do need to do is nest. This is the time to put "our" stamp on a place. Whether you've moved into her place or he's moved into yours, now's the time to do something for your home together. Pick a home project, go shopping for new sheets, bid on those kitschy lamps for the bedside on EBay. Only then will it truly be "ours."

[image: Justin and Joshua's Whimtage Loft]

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