A lot of people start the process of moving by having a good declutter. They go through their closet and their kid’s rooms, so that they can find items to either throw away or donate. After all, if you have a ton of items to move then you may find that it costs you more overall and this is the last thing you want. One thing that a lot of people overlook is their furniture. These are the heaviest and the most expensive pieces that you will have to move, so make sure that you give some serious thought to this and make sure that you do not take things that could be thrown away.
Is Your Furniture Durable?
One of the first things that you have to ask yourself is whether or not your furniture is durable. If you have something very functional such as a table or a bed, then these are all items that you can pass on down to the next generation. It may be that you take your queen bedroom sets with you but that you leave behind some of the smaller pieces of furniture that are just getting under your feet right now. This is the best way for you to make sure that you are not taking items with you that you don’t need so make sure that you are mindful of this if you can.
Is it Easy to Move?
Sometimes it doesn’t make sense for you to move some furniture items. If you need three people to move your furniture item for you then it may not be worth it. You may find that you have to keep track of the items as you take them apart as well. This is especially the case with larger or bulkier items that are difficult for you to transport from one place to another.
Does it Have Value?
Whether you have an old chest that your grandmother once had or whether you have a kitchen table that the kids all grew up around, it’s safe to say that some items hold a lot of sentimental value. You cannot replace them and if you get rid of them to save a bit of money now then you will certainly go on to regret it later on down the line. Think about gifting it to a relative or even asking them to hold onto it for you so you can transport it at a later date.
Will it Fit?
Your furniture probably won’t fit the same way in your new home as it did your old one. Some pieces might not fit at all. If you want to make a change here, then one thing you can do is measure up. By measuring your space, you can then find out if you have room for the furniture or not so you can make the required changes. Try and be mindful of this if you can as it will save you from a lot of hassle later on.
Over to you
Moving can be overwhelming. More so, when you have plenty of household furniture to pack and move. However, you can downsize the move and make it less painful by choosing to not move some of your old and used furniture. Considering the factors discussed above can help you make better decisions.
What else do you think one should consider while moving furniture?