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15 Belongings People Won’t Be Able to Keep When Moving In Together

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Moving in with someone marks a thrilling chapter in life’s book. It’s an adventure filled with shared dreams and, yes, a bit of necessary decluttering. Imagine merging two lives into one space! But fear not, we’re here to guide you through the art of letting go of things, not each other. Let’s embark on a journey through items ripe for a new home, not yours. 

1. Duplicate Appliances

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Kitchens often bear the brunt of duplication. Two blenders? Unlikely to whip up double the smoothies. Opt for the newer or the one with the most horsepower. A streamlined kitchen promotes culinary collaboration over clutter.

2. Furniture Overlaps

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The game of Tetris has nothing on merging households. That extra loveseat might have sentimental value, but if it’s vying for space with a dining table, it’s time to reassess. Functional space trumps crowded corners every time.

3. Old Electronics

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Electronics have a way of piling up, long past their prime. Selling these relics can not only clear space but also add a little cushion to your decor budget. Plus, it’s a nod towards sustainable living.

4. Books and Media

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While a shared library sounds romantic, duplicate titles do little but gather dust. Slimming down your collection can make room for new favorites you’ll discover together.

5. Excess Kitchenware

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Merging kitchenware is less about quantity and more about quality. Keep the best, sell the rest. It’s the perfect recipe for avoiding the “whose turn is it to do the dishes?” debate.

6. Decor Items

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Combining styles means compromise. That neon beer sign may not jive with minimalist chic. Selling off mismatched decor items allows you to create a cohesive aesthetic together.

7. Seasonal Gear

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Seasonal decorations and sports equipment often duplicate unintentionally. Opting for a shared set reduces storage needs and unites traditions.

8. Sporting Equipment

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Fitness gear should inspire activity, not take up valuable living space. Consolidating to a shared set encourages joint workouts and adventures.

9. Clothing

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A shared closet means making tough calls. This purge can refresh your style and make room for a shared wardrobe that reflects both personalities.

10. Collectibles

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Nostalgia has its place, but not at the expense of living space. Keeping only the most cherished items ensures your home is a collection of shared memories, not clutter.

11. Unused Gift Cards

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Unspent gift cards are untapped resources. Selling them can fund date nights or shared experiences, adding to your relationship rather than your drawer clutter.

12. Jewelry

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Jewelry that doesn’t see the light of day serves no one. Selling pieces you no longer wear can fund new memories or shared investments.

13. Tools and Garden Equipment

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 Unless you’re both avid gardeners or DIYers, duplicate tools and equipment are just garage fillers. Selling them makes room for shared hobbies and interests.

14. Cars

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In cities where public transport thrives, or if one car suffices, selling an extra vehicle makes financial and environmental sense. It’s a significant step towards a shared future.

15. Personal Items with No Shared Value

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Items without emotional or practical value to both partners can make your space feel cluttered and impersonal. Selling these frees up space for items that tell your shared story.

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