Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"I have to live with a boy!"

Sean has officially been moved in for a little over a month. We're currently occupying a 600-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. Oh, and we share it with my two cats. And they take up a ton of space of course. Even though he was here a lot before officially moving in, life is definitely a little different now that we have the same address.


Since he moved in ...

... I run the dishwasher.
Seriously, I never used the dishwasher when it was just me. I washed them by hand. Now, we use too many dishes for that.

... I try more new recipes.
When I was just cooking for me, I'd stick to the tried and true favorites. I rarely branched out. Now, I'm always on the hunt for new dishes to try.

... I clean up the kitchen faster.
I used to be fine letting dishes sit for a day or two. But he said his mom taught him to clean as he goes. My mom tried to teach me that too, but apparently he listened better.

... I go to bed earlier.
I am a night owl. It was nothing for me to stay up until 11 or midnight during the week. Since he gets up at 3 a.m. for work (for now), he is usually in bed by 9. And I'm usually not too far behind.

... I had to buy a new shower head.
I'm 5'2" and he's 6'1". Clearly, we have different needs when it comes to water disbursement.

... I purged a lot of clothing.
He needed room to put his things in my closet. It forced me to be more serious and selective about which clothes I kept. I honestly can't remember any of the pieces I got rid of so it was obviously time for them to go.

What changes happened in your life when your significant other moved in?


2 comments:

  1. Congrats on moving in together! When my husband and I moved in together, I noticed how much more I had to do laundry...it increased by two or three loads when he was added in to the mix!

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  2. The shower head one is not one I would have anticipated, but so funny! There was definitely more laundry, and I went to bed earlier, but I also became more invested in my hobbies and picked up a new one, which was really interesting to discover. My social life drastically changed too. I no longer got to hang out with my single girlfriends because they lived too far away, and usually when we went out it was with a group/ in couples.

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