Taking Care of Your Furniture before a Move
Many of the belongings in your current home will likely follow you to your new home. After a couple weeks of deep cleaning and throwing away things that don’t ever get used, you may finally be prepared to pack all of your stuff up and prepare for the big move into one of the you picked out for you and your family.
Unfortunately, furniture is a little bit different. While you can just throw pieces of furniture away, it seems like a wasteful way to dispose of something that is in usable condition.
If you’re not ready to get rid of the furniture but don’t want to take it with you, consider putting it into a storage unit. Whether you’re going to use it eventually or not, at least it will be in a safe location until you figure out what it is you want to do with it. Some people get caught up with other things and forget about their storage units, so be sure to give yourself a time limit on how long you will be renting the unit. This will help you decide what to do with your old furniture in a timely manner.
Donate the Items
Throwing away good furniture should never be an option for anyone. If you don’t want to spend the money storing it, contact your local thrift store or donation centers. Many of these facilities not only accept used furniture as a donation, but most of them are willing to pick up the item, depending on your vicinity to the store. You can also call around other donation drop-offs if you would rather the item be given to someone who needs it instead of being sold for profit.
Moving into a new home often results in many new things, including furniture, so be sure to have a plan of action for your old furniture.