I'm moving. How much of my stuff should move too?
January 25, 2011 8:48 PM Subscribe
I'm moving from New York to San Francisco, and wondering whether it makes sense to move everything with me, or sell most of it and replace it after I've moved.
posted by psycheslamp to Grab Bag (31 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
We've got a one-bedroom apartment, but aside from a nice bedframe, a couple of small accent pieces and a couple of works of art, most of our furniture was bought used or extremely cheaply, and we're not at all attached to it. Much we could sell for basically what we paid for it, and aside from the mattress most of what we'd lose money on would need replacing in a year or two anyway. We also have some good-quality kitchenwares, clothes and bedding, some books, and a new TV, but beyond that, very little that doesn't seem very replaceable.
Has anyone had any experience selling their stuff and starting over? Was it cost-effective? Did you regret it? How bad was the hassle factor? And how much would it really save in moving expenses versus piling everything into a Uhaul? Help me figure out if I'm being logical about this, or just romantically attached to the idea of a fresh start.