What should you put into storage?
There may be other possessions that you rarely use but refuse to get rid of. Certain family items don’t fit in the “sell-donate-throw away” category. These types of items should probably be put in storage. Family heirlooms and items that have been passed down through multiple family generations or things your children have made for you have certain sentimental value that you can’t put a price on. These items have more value because of how personal they are.
Furniture involves different circumstances. For example, you may have a piece or pieces that you spent a considerable amount of money on and truly love. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that it will match the décor in your new home. Dimensions in your new home may be very different from your old home, which means that some furniture items no longer make any sense. If there isn’t a place for a certain piece of furniture, but there might be in the future, you’ll be better off storing it rather than selling it.
Ultimately, the decision to sell certain items or put them into storage is yours and yours alone. So it’s important to weigh one option against the other before making your final decision. Don’t forget to consider what may be needed in the future. Also, storing your items comes with a price. If you don’t have the budget for that, then donating or selling those items is your only option. At least it will help you save money on the move.