Moving house or apartment is a chance for a new start and change everything you would like to change. If you don’t like the color of that sofa, you can just leave it behind and create a happier environment for yourself. On the other hand, we believe that there are a lot of items that you love because they are a part of your happy memories. When it comes to local moving, most of the clients decide to hire furniture movers, because it is way cheaper. Even if you wish for a brand new life, it might turn out that selling everything and buying things after the relocation will be too expensive or too time-consuming to afford. On the other hand, if you want to keep your old furniture, it might not fit into your new home. We will try to provide you with a few tips that will help you make a final decision.
If you have some items that are high quality, comfortable and functional. You should keep it! Especially if it fits to your new home layout. If you have a new idea about your home layout, for example if you want your home to be minimalist, your previous home’s furniture probably will not fit. In that case it may be the best to sell or give the items to your friends. First, think about large items because they are quickly noticable and have a big impact on the overall decor of each room.
Many items in your home would be very difficult to give up because of their sentimental value. If it is something that was passed down from generation to generation, if that item makes you put a big smile on your face because of the happy memories or it is just your favorite item – don’t sell it. The sentimental value of the item might be the primary factor in your decision whether to take it with you or not. You can always find some spot for it in your new home.
Furniture movers might be an expensive investment, but buying brand new furniture is even more so, especially when it comes to high-quality pieces. If you own some items that were made by a famous manufacturer, or it’s a piece of art, or antique or collector’s items – keep it. Also, if the item is made of high-quality materials and crafted with skill and care, it will have more worth than some new item you can buy.
On the other hand, if you have some items that you wanted to replace even a few years ago, then this is a perfect moment for that. If your budget allows, you should also leave behind anything that is scratched, damaged and it’s not in a good condition. If you spotted a great, colorful sofa in the furniture store – replace the old one.
For people that are moving locally, they usually keep their existing furniture because local moves are less expensive than long distance or cross country moves. When it comes to local moves, moving old furniture to your new home will be cheaper than buying new furniture. Usually local moving companies don’t charge anything extra for handling heavy items and they don’t charge per item that you are moving, so it won’t affect the price.
Besides the money, you should think about the time. Selling furniture is time-consuming. You have few options – organize a garage sale or sell the items on the internet. Anyhow, a lot of time is needed for both options. If you know some of your friends that would like to purchase something that you have, you are lucky! But still, bear in mind that they won’t buy everything you want to replace. You will need some time to plan the layout of your new home and to do your research so you can find perfect pieces of furniture that will fit.
Before you make your decision, do your research, make a plan. Create the list with pros and cons and see what suits your budget better. If you decide to replace your furniture, you can check on the Internet if you can find something that is used, but it fits perfectly in your new home. Don’t forget to add in the delivery fee when calculating the cost of replacing the old furniture. You always have the option to replace what you would like to replace and keep what you actually like. Moving to your new home should be a fresh start for you, so you should try to set a budget and leave enough time to have your perfect move.