Moving isn't considered one of the top five stressors in life for nothing.
From the day you start looking for a new place until the day you move out, transitioning to a new home calls for nerves of steel, a sense of humor and an ability to take the long view. There also is something to be said for lightening your load – literally – by deciding what items to pack and take to your new place.
You may not need (or want) one more thing to add to your “to-do” list – namely, holding a garage sale or making several runs to the closest resale shop. But hit “pause” as you scurry down your activity list and ask yourself four crucial questions so you don't get to your new home and wonder what you were thinking:
1. Will this object fit in my new home?
Your inclination may be to “take everything,” especially if you're moving to a bigger home. Even a bigger home is likely to have a layout that differs from the one you have now. For example, you may not be able to fit that extra-long sofa in your new family room because the primary wall isn't as long as the one in your current home. Or you may have a door in your new kitchen that will prevent you from squeezing in all six chairs around your kitchen table. Even if you have room-by-room measurements of your new home, measure your furniture – width, length and depth – and draft a room-by-room layout so you know for certain where everything will go.
2. Do I use this object?
You don't have to use something every day to appreciate its value – and know you should pack it and take it with you to your new home. For example, holiday items like chafing dishes, large coffee pots and decorative plates you faithfully use every year are worth taking along for the ride. It's the items you haven't used in several years – and, moreover, have no intention of using or passing on to a family member – that should be discarded.
3. Do I love this object, even if I haven't used it in a while?
Packing shouldn't be a form of self-punishment, so give yourself the latitude of packing even those things you haven't used for a while but think you might. Maybe seeing these objects will inspire you to put them to use in your new home. (And chances are good you might, especially if they trigger fond memories or hold sentimental value.)
4. Will I antagonize the buyers of my current home if I take this object with me?
In fact, you could do more than antagonize them; they may find you in breach of contract if you dismantle objects like window shades. Check your real estate contract to be certain, but this is one of those times to take the long view. You know Polar Shades look great in your current home, but they'll look great in your new home, too.
Contact Polar Shades for interior window Shades in you new home
So, leave your interior window shades where they're at and as soon as you get settled in your new home, contact Polar Shades for a free in-home We'll get to work and make the windows in your new home look even better because at Polar Shades, we love nothing more than raising – and meeting – our customers' expectations. Call 702-260-6110 to get interior window shades installed in your new home today.