Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading to a bigger place, or relocating to a new city, moving is an exciting milestone! It’s also the perfect opportunity to sort through your stuff and decide what to keep and what to replace. Not only can you cut down on clutter but you can earn some extra cash when you sell unwanted items. To make the decision process easier, here’s what you should keep and what you should replace when moving into a new home.
A sofa is one of your larger furniture-related purchases. Still, there’s no point investing in a new home just to bring in old furniture that doesn’t fit the flow of your new house. If your sofa is just too big or too small for the new space, it’s time to replace it with something new. Consider selling your old one and using the money toward your new purchase.
The average mattress lasts seven to 15 years, so yours might still be in good condition. However, if you haven’t moved in a while, now is an excellent time to think about getting a new mattress. The best part is you can get the mattress delivered right to your new house, saving you the hassle of moving such a bulky item.
When deciding what to keep when moving into a new home, a good rule of thumb is to keep bath mats and welcome mats. But, you should typically replace large rugs because they get the most wear and tear. Plus, carpets have the power to make any space cozy and inviting, so it should fit your new place perfectly.
When you’re thinking about what to keep when moving into a new home, keep pet favourites at the top of the list like favourite toys, leashes, and beds. Moving can be stressful for pets, so making your new house as familiar as possible can help ease some of their anxiety.
As you begin packing, you might come across some old family treasures you haven’t seen in ages. Keep the items that hold sentimental value but think about digitizing photos and scanning documents to save space and cut down on moving heavy boxes.
Determining what to keep when moving into a new home may require a few difficult decisions. However, part of the fun of moving into a new home is decorating! Don’t let moving heavy, old, or unnecessary items take away from the process. Remember, if your old pieces don’t fit with your new home’s scale, put them up for sale and use the money for new furniture. For more tips and tricks about decorating and moving, be sure to visit the Falconcrest Homes’ Blog.