What to buy before you move (and what to avoid buying until afterward)

My fiancee and I would like to move in together, but the actual date of the move in has been pushed back. Both of us currently live with our 'rents and have never lived outside the 'rents home before, so we don't have any apartment stuff. I was thinking of purchasing some things for the apartment and keeping them stored in my current abode. My mother's advice was this: don't buy too much stuff, because it might not fit in to your apartment – aesthetic wise or space wise. So my question to Homies is this: what do you wish you had as soon as you moved in, and what could you have done without or what would you liked to have purchased AFTER you moved?


Childhood Home loss: how can I help make it better?

My fiance and I just moved into our own apartment and I am elated. We have, in our almost seven years together, never had our own place before. But my fiance is having a hard time dealing with the move, as the house we just moved out of was the one he was literally born in. Can anyone help with suggestions of how to make him feel welcome and happy in our new home, and not feel like he just lost his entire childhood?


I picked up and moved my house across town (and then I moved out)

I bought this house when I was 20 years old. I bought the home SEPARATE from the lot and I had it MOVED ACROSS TOWN. That was an experience in itself!

I worked and worked to gut and remodel it. I didn't know what I was doing and many things were done incorrectly. When I moved in, after 2 years of working, I didn't have trim or interior doors. My furniture was a cobbled mess of thrift store finds that I planned on SOMEDAY refinishing. And I was happy in my pile of a home!