Thinning the Herd: Selling Furniture Before Moving

So do you want the good news, or the bad news? Let’s get the worst over with: we still haven’t technically sealed the deal with our house sale. The good news? Our worst-case scenario of repairs and closing costs will at the very least get us to break even. It’s not our ideal situation, but it’s not horrible either. At least we know we’re moving! And really soon too. As in, next Thursday soon.

11 thoughts on “Thinning the Herd: Selling Furniture Before Moving

  1. If I had known that I would take up building after we moved I would have ditched almost all of it (our cast iron bed and antique dresser) excluded. I didn’t discover Ana until after we hauled all of our junk across the country. If I had only known…

    1. You can always Craigslist it and build new stuff! That’s my problem. I’m on my third coffee table with more in store for the future. It’s just too easy to cycle through styles when I can sell the current model and use the proceeds on lumber to build a new one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I’m one of those people who loves to get rid of stuff, so I’m purging before packing all the way! Unfortunately, husband likes to keep his stuff in boxes and just lug them from place to place without seeing what’s in them or clearing junk out. We’ve been working on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. It definitely makes you think twice about pieces you want to keep versus those that you’re fine with moving on down the line.

  3. We just moved and had not a piece of living room nor dining room furniture to sit on. We brought our beds, kids dressers, coffee table and end tables that hubby made me and that was it for furniture. I too like going and getting ‘new’.

    1. I think it also helps keep us from getting overly attached to “stuff” and more able to let go of objects. Of course there are things I’ll always keep (photo albums and quilts), but sometimes it’s nice to let go of the things we’ve outgrown and bring in different items to make memories with.

  4. We are moving next week, and I’m not moving anything that won’t go in the new house. I’m looking forward to paring down. If we need something later I’ll hit the used furniture stores.

    1. Congrats on the move! I had to hop over and check out your blog, so happy your deal went through and you are moving! We’re still up in the air about whether our deal will be financed or not. Fingers crossed it all goes through before next Friday (our closing day)! By the way, your quilts are gorgeous. As an aspiring (aka still awful ๐Ÿ˜‰ quilter myself, it gives me hope that someday I will sew quilts as beautiful as yours!

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