Sometimes no matter how much planning or logistics you configure for a furniture move, there are some aspects you may overlook.
There is always a chance for this when you are downsizing and maybe overestimated either the size of your current stuff or the amount of space that you are going to have in your new house.
Now that you are in your new house and you have already moved all of your furniture from your old house what are you going to do? You need couches and beds and tables and whatever else accent furniture you have.
Here are some tips on what to do if your furniture doesn’t fit in your new home.
Measure the Entry Ways
Begin with measuring your entry ways if you have access to your new house.
Even if you don’t have direct access, try to get the room measurements in order to see if what you currently have will fit. If not, it’s time to purge. Obviously, not every house is the same and it is a good idea to try and configure everything before moving furniture. Not to mention the letdown of not having your stuff fit once you are in your new house and are wanting to get your stuff set up.
Already moved and just now realizing that your stuff won’t fit?
Instead of trying to get everything in the house when you know it’s not going to work, try to pile everything in the garage. Then, host a garage sale after settling in to try to get some extra cash from the furniture that won’t work in the new house.
Maybe the way you had your furniture or rooms set up at your old home doesn’t necessarily flow or work in this new house.
Try to take certain pieces and swap it with pieces from other rooms. This way you won’t have to deal with the hassle of getting rid of the furniture that doesn’t work or spending the money on new stuff. Sometimes the simple task of swapping things can give your room a whole new feel!
Home décor websites and blogs are also great resources for rearranging furniture as well as coming up with ideas for sprucing up your new home. If you don’t feel like you have the eye for designing or organizing, having a professional come out and help you is never a bad option either!
Not having your furniture fit when you get to your new house may seem like a disastrous problem, but there are always solutions.