10 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving In with Your SO

Whether you’ve been together for months or years, nothing ever prepares you for what’s to come when you move in with your significant other. You may think you know your SO like the back of your hand, but you quickly learn that’s obviously not the case.

Here are 10 things no one ever warns you about when moving in with your boyfriend/girlfriend.

1. They are either a lot messier or cleaner than you think. I’ve learned the hard way how messy my boyfriend can be, which drives me crazy because I am the complete opposite. The only thing that keeps me sane is that I actually enjoy cleaning.

2. They fold their laundry a certain way. So not everyone folds their clothes the same way I do? This was extremely shocking to me since I have been folding my clothes the same way for the past 10+ years.

3. They shower in the mornings and you shower at night (or vice versa). This was another wild concept for me to understand.

4. They cook (or their parents cooked) meals a certain way. You have no idea how many times I have fought my boyfriend over the “right” way to cook chicken.

5. Deciding what’s for dinner. You may be craving spaghetti, but he’s probably craving hamburgers. How do you choose? Who’s going to win? Who has to settle for tomorrow night’s dinner choice? We’ll probably never know.

6Having to choose decor for your home. I like everything white and bright. He likes gray and black. It’s been months and we’re still struggling on what color sheets to have.

7. Having the whole “who’s paying what bills/how are we going to split these” conversation. So. Much. Stress. 

8Fighting over the A/C. This is literally a daily struggle, but I’m willing to go through it because I value my 72 degrees. 

9. Having to share your bed. I’m pretty sure most of you will understand why this was such a drastic change. 

This list has probably given you some serious doubts about moving in with your partner; however, it isn’t always a struggle. The last thing no one ever prepares you for is…

10. How fun it is to share a home with your best friend.

Sure, we may not agree on everything, but that’s okay because we’re still learning how to live with each other. I have known my boyfriend for 9 years and I still don’t know everything about him. Living with your SO teaches you all of their little quirks such as how they like their eggs cooked or whether they snore or not, and that’s the best part about it.

So, if you’re considering moving in with your SO, seriously think about all of these things, but also remember this is a new adventure and it’s going to be the best time ever. There will be hard times, but don’t worry, the good times will always make living together worth it in the end.