The moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived—you're moving into a cozy little love-nest with your significant other. Congrats! As exciting as this time is, you will soon come to find out (if you haven't already) that cohabiting comes with a whole new set of challenges. Not to burst your bubble or anything—yes, letting go of the logistical nightmare of planning ahead constantly will be such a welcome relief when you combine households.
But what about the challenges you face with this exciting new phase? For instance, when you do a quick inventory of your assets together, and there are bound to be multiples, who's stuff do you keep and who's do you toss? How do you gently convince your partner that the...erm...unattractive clunky dresser they've had since college has gotta go? And that all of your beautiful linen bedding is to stay, and their weird jersey sheets need to be put to rest, once and for all?
Sadly, we wish we could give individual advice to each and every couple, but since every relationship is a unique snowflake, we are going to do you the next best thing. After you purge your combined belongings and re-assess, we've rounded up exactly what to splurge and save on for your new place! Because although your vintage vanity may be staying (forever as far as your concerned), some items will need to be replaced.