As you decide to move to a new house, it’s important to know what you’ll be taking with you and what you’ll leave behind, sell or donate. As you consider these options, it’s important to keep in mind that you might only be able to take a certain percentage of your belongings with you. That is usually the case when you’re moving to a home with a smaller square footage than the one you’re moving out of.


To determine what you can/should take with you or not, here are some helpful tips:


  • Can you take it through the door? If you have an item massive enough that you can’t even fit it through the door, you might want to get rid of it or sell it as soon as possible, especially if you’re moving to an apartment and you won’t have an outdoor area to store it in, or think about hiring movers Arvada hosts to and get it moved.
  • Make a note of older furniture that might be too brittle and fragile to take along for the ride. In most cases, it will just take up a lot of space and end up being damaged by the time it arrives to its destination.
  • Consider what the most essential items are that you can’t live without, and plan to pack and move them first. Also, make sure they fit and choose the place where you’ll set them up as soon as possible. That way, if something doesn’t fit or is incompatible with the new home, you’ll know right away and take precautions before you move.