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Should You Sell Large Furniture Before You Move?



Should you sell large furniture before you move across town or across the state? It really depends on several factors, including your personal circumstances, the value of your furniture, the distance of the move and your budget. The moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage in Denver put together this list of considerations to help you make an informed decision:

1. Compare the cost of moving your large furniture items to the value they hold for you. Take the time to research and see if the cost of moving them is significantly higher than their current value. It might be more practical to sell or donate your furniture and buy new furniture when you arrive at your new location.

2. Long distance moves are more expensive, especially when it comes to transporting large furniture items. If the move is local, it might be more feasible to move your larger items. However, when moving long distances, the costs can add up quickly.

3. Consider whether your large furniture will fit in your new space and complement the layout. If your new home is smaller or has a different floorplan, your current furniture might not work as well.

4. Research the cost of purchasing similar furniture at your new location. If it's more cost-effective to buy new furniture than to transport your existing pieces, selling and buying new might make sense.

5. If the furniture holds sentimental value you’re emotionally attached to it, you might be more inclined to keep it. In these cases, you might be willing to invest in moving it, even if it's not the most practical choice financially.

6. If your furniture is worn, damaged, or requires repairs, it might make more sense to sell it and invest in new furniture for your new home.

7. Moving large furniture requires special handling and may increase the cost and complexity of your move. It’s even harder if you are moving it yourself, instead of trusting it to a moving company.

8. Selling furniture can take time, especially if you want to sell it for a fair price. Give yourself plenty of time to sell it so you’re not in a crunch come moving day.

9. If you're not sure if you want to keep certain furniture items, you might consider storing them temporarily. Just remember storage costs can add up quickly.

10. Donating furniture to charities or shelters can be a rewarding option. If your furniture is still in good condition, you can help others while lightening your moving load.

The decision to sell large furniture before your move should be based on a balance of practicality, financial considerations, sentimental value and your new living situation. Carefully assess each piece of furniture individually and determine whether it makes sense to keep, sell, donate or replace it.




Are you looking for a moving company you can trust your belongings with? Talk to the moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage. We can provide you with a comprehensive moving estimate to help you understand what is worth moving and what you should get rid of before your move. Call 303-789-2200 today.

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