When it comes to the decision of whether or not to bring your furniture along with you on your move or sell it off, you need to look at a few things. If the majority of your items have little to no sentimental value, sell them off before you move. You'll save a lot of money on the moving you need to do, and make some spending money for the trip as well. You may even get enough money to pay for your entire moving trip. If the items you have are high-end furniture you may want to take them along so you will not have to pay to replace them when you get to where you're going.
If you have the time to have a proper sale for your items, you'll end up making more money than if you are pressed for time and grab at the first decent offer you receive for your things. Put ads in any free newspapers or circulars in your neighborhood to let people know about your sale. Many of these free publications have little to no rules about the size or length of an ad to be placed, so you can feel free to list every single item you have in detail if you like!
Because it's easier to sell off your belongings before you move rather than carting them along and selling them at your new location, you should plan to have a series of sales if possible to get rid of as many items as you can. If you live near a university or college make sure you place a notice in the student newspaper or at least put up a sign on whatever public service area the school has set up for student notices. You'll be surprised at how many young people are looking for quality, functional pieces of furniture that can keep up with their lifestyles. After a few of these sales your list of items will rapidly shrink until you are left with just the last few pieces (which you may just have to take along because no one including you wants them). You can always just donate them to a charitable organization before you leave. This has the double benefit of helping someone out and also lessening the items that you have to pay to a moving company to your new location.
You should remember to take along whatever tools you have though, because chances are that whenever you get to your new place, there'll be furniture and appliances that will need putting together. With your newfound freedom from the old furniture, you can actually start to think about going out and getting some new things for your new life. This will have a therapeutic effect as you begin to settle into the newness all around you and start to make your new house a home. You can always decide to furnish your home with second hand furniture for the first little while until you can save enough money to buy the newer items you're dreaming of getting for your new home.
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