When you are relocating to a new area, there are many things to consider. One of the major decisions you will make is whether to ship your furniture or buy new. There are many things that will sway a decision one way or the other. Most people decide on shipping furniture rather than buying for a variety of reasons.
Cost: While shipping furniture may not be cheap, overall it is much less expensive than buying an entire house full of furniture. Buying furniture for an entire home would more than likely be in the tens of thousands of dollars at the very least. Shipping is much easier on the bank account. It is by far less expensive to ship than to buy.
Comfort: Moving or relocating can be very frustrating. You are probably going to a place where you do not know anyone (or very few people). You will be in a strange city and a new home surrounded by strangers. One comforting thought is that you can have the familiarity of your own furniture to look forward to. No matter where you are going, your own furniture will make it seem more like home. There is a lot to be said in this situation for familiarity. Your furniture is going to be a very welcomed sight.
Convenience: It probably took a lot of consideration and thought to choose the furniture you already have. Buying a house full of furniture will take some time and effort. You will have to re-coordinate everything in the house again if you choose to buy instead of shipping your own furniture. The thought of decorating a home from scratch may seem fun but when faced with the necessity it becomes much more of a chore.
Common sense: Very few people are in a position to simply start over when it comes to furnishing a home. One or two rooms of new furniture may be appropriate, but not an entire home. Chances are there is nothing wrong with the furniture you have and it just makes sense to take it with you where you are moving.
Overall, shipping is the way most people go. All things considered it is more practical and affordable to ship your own furniture than to buy new. Again, if you are in a position where you are able to afford a new house full of furniture, you may still appreciate the comforts and familiarity of the furniture you already have. Along with relocating comes a lot of stress. There is little reason to add more to the venture than must already be undertaken.
Once you are all settled, you will be glad you made the decision to ship your own furniture. It may be a good excuse to buy one or two new pieces or appliances but nothing will make a new place feel like home the same way your own furniture will.
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