Are you planning on moving to a smaller apartment? You are? So, what are you going to do with all this furniture? You don’t have a clue, right? Well, we might have some ideas that will come in handy. There’s a couple of things you could do that will resolve that kind of situation. Sometimes downsizing is the best choice. People nowadays tend to have less stuff. Do you remember that old (how old?) saying: less is more? Still, you probably don’t want to throw away something you used to use and see on an everyday basis. You can organize some sort of a giveaway or eventually try to sell some of the furniture. It can be another way around, also. If you’re eager to sell, that is. In the text below we’ll show what some example of what you could do with extra furniture when moving to a smaller apartment. Stay tuned.
Organize a good ol’ garage sale
Now, you’re probably thinking we’re kind of crazy. We’re suggesting you organize an old-fashioned garage sale without a house or a lawn? How silly of us. Well, yes, kind of, that’s what we’re trying to do here. Now, don’t let living in an apartment stop you from having a good ol’ yard sale. Sorry if we wrongly assume you’re not living in a house with a lawn upfront. You might have some friends with lawns willing to lend you some space. You can see with your landlord if a communal room in your apartment building is free for a day or two. In the end, if nothing works out, you can do it over the internet. It’s not going to be old-fashioned, but who cares? The important thing is you sell some furniture or whatever you want to sell besides it. Also, you’ll get a feeling you’re inside a Raymond Carver story.
Downsizing is sometimes the best thing to do
Why should you downsize? Well, if you’re moving to a smaller apartment that is basically a must. You’ll get more space in your new home and you’ll have a better picture of all the stuff you own. You don’t want your guests going through a maze when they want to use the bathroom after a dinner party. That’s why downsizing might be the best decision for you. Your new NYC home needs to breathe, and so do you. People nowadays tend to minimize their possessions. It’s a challenge of our day and age: Living inside of consumerist heaven and still wanting to have less stuff. Not to mention the ecological consequences of the desire to have more. So, there you have it. You’re doing a great thing by downsizing.
Did you know that you can donate your furniture and let it get picked up for free? Chances are drift shops like Salvation Army, Goodwill, Arc, or others will pick up your stuff for free. Only thing is – the furniture needs to be in good condition. Only give away something somebody else can still use in their home. It’s not cool if you give away a dirty, somewhat damaged couch. Otherwise – throw it away! If you’re wondering what to do with extra furniture – this might be the way to go. More on the subject below.
Find out if your local scrap yard/waste management will take it
Contact your local trash company and see if they pick up large items straight from the curb. You can sometimes find that information on their site. It’s for the best you give them a call. There are also private companies that take care of large items of thrash, but be prepared to pay a certain fee. Contact your local scrap yard if you have composed out of metal. If you can deliver it to them – you might even get paid. Otherwise – you’ll be the one paying. Anyway, try every free option available and if really nothing comes up – pay for your extra furniture to be taken away.
Smaller items giveaway!
Downsizing isn’t just something that requires removing large items, it also involves getting rid of smaller stuff. For example, one of your friends likes that lamp you never even notice anymore. You can invite your friends over to see if they like something you’d rather throw out. While we’re on the subject of small items just listen to this: moving bins are a pretty convenient solution for household items. There’s practically no better way to deal with little household items. Well, it surely beats boxes!
Disassemble unneeded furniture – become an artist
Before throwing something away see if you can still use the smaller parts of it for something. For example, you can make wooden sculptures using these pieces. You can paint over your cupboard doors instead of using a painter’s canvas. The options are limitless. That, of course, if you’re up for it and have a craving to create something. If it’s the other way around – why shouldn’t you try it out? You might discover your inner artistic self. Use this chance to more creative and artistic. Once you have enough material for an exhibition you can also use moving bins for some of your artwork. Feel free to check out Capital City Bins NYC and see what they have to offer, future Picasso.
A quick goodbye
So, that’s about it. These were some of the examples of what you could do with extra furniture. Whether you’re making a yard sale on your friend’s lawn or putting your furniture up on craiglist.com it doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you do everything to make your new home more spacey and comfortable. Downsizing is a way to go! Best of luck in your artistic endeavors! Hopefully, some of the tips in the text above will make your relocation as smooth as possible.