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Is It Worth It to Move Furniture or Buy New?

There are a lot of decisions that need to be made during the moving process. A big portion of those decisions will be from choosing what will come with you to your new place and what will be staying behind. When it comes to moving, weight and space are money — the more items you need to move to your new place, the higher you can expect the final bill from the moving company to be. With this in mind, many people getting ready for a move often wonder if it’s worth it to have their furniture transported with the rest of their belongings or buy new once they get settled into their new place.

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding the fate of certain pieces of existing furniture. While the idea of having new furniture is enticing, you don’t want to just get rid of something where memories have been made. In this blog, we’ll be sharing a handful of factors to consider that will help you decide whether you should move your furniture or buy new.

Think About Where You Are Moving

Where you are moving can have a significant influence on your decisions regarding bringing certain pieces of furniture or not. Both the distance and size of your new home are huge factors. If you are moving across town, it is typically more cost-effective to hire movers or rent a moving vehicle to bring your existing furniture with you rather than buying new. If you like your current furniture and don’t want to go through the hassle of picking out new furniture and increase your moving-related expenses even more, moving your furniture with you may be worth it. Long-distance moves, on the other hand, can make your decision-making process even more difficult. Unless you have a different long-distance moving solution in place, the cost to move furniture and other large items is going to be fairly high.

Think About the Size of Your Home

It is also important to consider if the furniture in question will fit in your home. There is no point in going through the hassle of moving furniture that you won’t even be able to use if it’s not a good fit. If the home you are planning to move to has tons of space, it may be worth moving all of your furniture. However, if you are downsizing, it is a good idea to get rid of larger, if not all, of your furniture you have so that your new place isn’t crowded. If you do decide to bring it along, make sure that you have a solid idea of the room layouts and where the existing furniture will go. Take measurements to help visualize how the pieces will be arranged in the new space. It’s also important to think of the style and design of the new home’s interior — you’ll want furniture that will match your new living space. We’re sorry we’re the ones that have to tell you, but an old recliner won’t look great in a new contemporary living room.

contemporary home with new furniture

Think About Sentimental Value

Sometimes pieces of furniture can have sentimental value attached to them. It is perfectly normal to be soft-hearted for personal belongings, even furniture. You may have a chest or dresser that has been in the family for as long as you remember. Furniture that is a family heirloom is definitely worth holding on to by any means possible. On the other hand, a move can serve as the perfect opportunity to part ways with an old, stained couch that has been around forever. Again, the less you have when moving, the cheaper it typically is. If you can find it in you to part ways with even a few pieces of furniture or cut down on the number of boxes required, you will save yourself a lot of money.


Think About Cost

Cost is perhaps the most important factor to consider. Will it cost more to move your furniture or replace it? Getting a few moving estimates from moving companies can help you determine approximately how much it would cost for you to move your items from Point A to Point B. Similarly, some online browsing of furniture stores can give you an idea of approximately how much buying furniture for your new home would be. While moving is expensive, so is furniture, especially nice, well-made furniture. If you think you can sell some or most of your furniture and other belongings, it may be to your benefit to make some extra cash and buy completely new stuff. Before making any decisions, you should consider the state of items as well. If something is on its last leg, it might be time to let go. If you can sell it, great, but if it’s not worth anything, it’s just time to say goodbye.


Think About Storage

Oftentimes, people use storage facilities when they move so that they can keep their belongings safe and secure while they work on settling in. Putting your belongings into a storage unit buys you some time and is less stressful, but you still have to deal with the hassle of transporting your items to and from the storage facility. You can potentially avoid having to store large furniture pieces by downsizing and buying new furniture, but if you plan on bringing your furniture along with you, make sure you have the right storage solutions in place. Keep in mind that self-storage facilities can be expensive. Door-to-door storage solutions are a more convenient, cost-effective option — your furniture and other items you want to be stored will be picked up from your existing address, stored in a safe and secure storage facility, and can be delivered to your new address when you’re ready.

Ultimately, the decision on whether to move your furniture to your place or to leave it behind mostly depends on the characteristics of the move, the furniture itself, and your personal preferences. For some people, the idea of getting rid of everything and starting fresh is all part of the adventure. For others, it is too much of a hassle to shop for new furniture and easy to keep what they have, especially when they use Doorage’s door-to-door moving services to transport it from one destination to the next.

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