Choosing whether you should bring your old belongings from one home to another when moving is an age-old question. Virtually everyone in the middle of a move has to consider this question, and it only gets harder over time. While the average homeowner will remain in their home for around 13 years, this means that roughly every new stage of life will see this question come up again, and often more vigorously than the time before.
The reality is that each time you move, you’ve likely collected newer, more expensive, and bulkier items. This isn’t always the case, of course, but for in many households, each new phase of life comes with many more strings attached, and as a result, far more belongings that have to be considered as you prepare to close the door on another home for the final time. Figuring out what to do with these items is a big decision, but with these tips, making this choice doesn’t have to feel like an impossible task.
Consider moving options
Whether you’re thinking of hiring a moving company or looking into box trucks for rent to manage the relocation yourself, the price tag of any mobile requirement in this endeavor is likely to play a major role in the decision here. Movers will cost more, often quite a bit more in fact, but they take care of every aspect of the movement that your belongings will require from one home to the next. Movers offer invaluable aid to homeowners with bulky or otherwise heavy objects all around their homes. This is especially helpful for those who are moving into or out of a home on a high floor (whether you have the luxury of an elevator or not). But there are some incredible benefits that come with a truck or van rental as well, and this option can’t be discounted.
Renting your own moving equipment can help you cut down the costs by an order of magnitude. Managing your own move means that you get to remain in control of every aspect of the packing, transportation, and unpacking. As well, the trip itself can offer a fun and unforgettable bonding experience for you and your loved ones. From every angle aside from the superior level of ease that movers can offer, there is a significant benefit to making the move on your own. It’s certainly a great option for all types of moves and every kind of family.
The benefits of buying new are widespread
However, the costs of any kind of moving equipment may end up outweighing the reduced price tag that refurbished TVs, a new couch, and a new set of kitchen wares can offer. Electronics are a key feature in this equation because there are constant deals on new and refurbished units of all types. Refurbished models offer a great asset to the environment, and they can give you access to incredible deals on some of the latest models and largest TVs on the market.
Buying new also provides you with a bit of extra cash in your pocket when you do hit the road. Selling old belongings that you would rather not pack, like the TV or dining room table, can provide you and your loved ones with the operating capital required to fund the drive from one home to the next. A great road trip, even if you aren’t facilitating the movement of your possessions on your own, can be a unique experience that you can all look back on with fondness for years to come.
Consider your options carefully in order to make the best choice for your unique situation.