This is no easy decision, as we all get attached to our things. Still, there’s nothing like dragging belongings from one home to another to make a person reassess their accumulation habits. Are all these things really necessary?
When moving, Houzz suggests asking yourself these four questions:
1. Will this fit in my new place? Take a paper and pen and walk through your current home. List the larger pieces of furniture that you definitely want to take and consider where they’ll fit in the new home. Then make another list of the furniture you plan to sell or donate.
2. Do I use it? If you pause before answering this question, the answer is likely no. If you can’t remember the last time you used an item, discard it.
3. Do I love it? OK, now we’re going to contradict Question No. 2. If you don’t use something often, but it has special meaning for you, you might want to bring it along. “Was it from a special friend or relative?” notes Houzz. “Does it evoke a positive memory or hold significant value?” If the answer is yes, discard the guilt instead of the item, and pack it for the move.
4. Will I miss it? Despite all, if you will miss having the item in your life, Houzz notes, then bring it with you.