Moving in with a significant other is a big deal. It's a huge step within a relationship and can really help the relationship move forward. Before you get the moving boxes ready, you want to ensure that you and your partner are compatible living partners. A hotel or motel can't quite convey this experience, so that's why it's a good idea to consider a vacation rental before handing over your house keys. There are many advantages to these rentals and it can really help showcase your compatibility while living together as a couple.
When booking a vacation rental, you will typically be booking some sort of condo. These condos can showcase a traditional living situation that you and your partner may be heading into. This includes cooking areas, sharing a bathroom, and sharing a bedroom together. It allows you both to experience daily life together. Once you're settled into the vacation rental, you can get a true glimpse of the real experience by the third or fourth day of the rental. It's also a good idea to vacation alone as a couple so that no other factors are involved.
Along with your everyday habits, staying together at a vacation rental is a good way to test your morning routines with each other. For example, bathroom time may be a big deal for getting ready in the morning. Some people are really active morning people while others are a little more grumpy until they've had their morning fix. Working out these different situations can help set you up for the reality of everyday life together.
When staying at a vacation rental, it's a good opportunity to look at each other's cleaning habits. You can see where one person is messy and another person is meticulous. This can help spark a conversation about house responsibilities and getting tasks done in the home. You may even find that you work great as a team and can feed off each other for encouragement.
Recognizing Problems Early On
Rushing into a move can create all types of problems that are not confronted right away. By enjoying a relaxing vacation together, you will have the ability to confront these problems early on and handle them in a manner that is positive. It's a lot easier to talk about your morning routines, when you're relaxing by the beach or enjoying some sight-seeing tours.
Booking a vacation rental for five days or more can give you a really clear picture of what to expect in the future and any changes that need to be made.