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Friends: Can (sometimes!) live with them; can’t live without them. That adage rings true when you and your friends decide to share accommodation. Here, we look at the benefits and downfalls of moving in with friends as well as the strategies for dealing with unexpected situations and what to do before things go “wrong.” We also look at how a Kelowna mover can help you move in, or out, of shared accommodations with ease.
Friends as roommates come with its share of ups and downs. On the upside, you'll be able to share the cost of a mover and the rent. However, the downfalls can lead to the loss of friendship things go awry.
If you want to know what it’s like to share a living space with a friend, start by cooking with them. Preparing food is a great way to "test the waters," as it will let you each see how you like to organize things, how you deal with stress and unexpected situations, and whether or not you can load a dishwasher and clean a counter. Cooking together can also be used as an analogy of how you communicate with one another. When you become roommates, it's essential to determine whether you are at ease with:
As you will be pooling your resources to share the rent, you should also do the same when moving. Save time, energy and money by hiring professional movers to move you and your roommates’ belongings into your new apartment or house.
In case things do go wrong and you find that living together just isn’t going work, it's crucial to handle the situation as smoothly as possible and have a back-up plan. Not only will you need to find a new place to live, but you'll also want to seek out last-minute moving and services such as short-term storage solution, in case you don’t have a place to move into right away.
For more information, read these 5 Hacks for Packing in a Rush by Last Minute Movers.
Bekins is one of the moving companies in Kelowna that offers not only local and long-distance moving services, but also last-minute moving if you find yourself in a pinch. We also provide short and long-term storage in our climate-controlled warehouse in Kelowna.