Your big day is over and it’s time to join your homes. For some newlyweds, this isn’t as easy as splitting their furniture between multiple bedrooms and family rooms. But how do you decide what stays and what goes? Do you leave it up to a lottery draw, or a rock, paper, scissors death match? Maybe taking a step back and evaluating everything together is the best way to go.
For starters, get rid of things you know aren’t worth keeping. Everyone has a piece of furniture or article of clothing that they secretly hate but kept because it was simpler than replacing. Take your parent’s old table to goodwill and help someone else out whilst helping yourself.
Now that you’ve limited the items you’re moving, evaluate exactly how much space you have and list what all you will need per room. This may mean needing to accumulate a few extra pieces, but at least you’ll feel your new home is well put together.
Duplicates can be nice when filling a larger space together than what you had living separately. But not everyone immediately starts a marriage in a bigger and badder new home. If you know another move is in your future, consider storing duplicate items until that day comes. Self storage is a viable and simple option to consolidate items and save yourself some cash later on. Many storage facilities are more than willing to assist you for your short term or the long term needs.
Whether you’re looking for a quick fix or a more permanent solution to your new space together, look at it as an adventure. A new life awaits, and it doesn’t need to be a chore getting there.