Keep it or Leave it: Should I Buy New Furniture or Ship it When I Relocate?

You might wonder, “is it cheaper if I bring my old furniture or buy new ones?” Whether what will cost less, there is no hard-and-fast rule. It depends on whether it will be cheaper to ship the items rather than replace them and whether you’ll employ moving containers or a professional moving firm. This blog will help you determine which option is the BEST for you.

Keep it or Leave it: Should I Buy New Furniture or Ship it When I Relocate?

It may be difficult to admit, but we know almost everyone wishes for a reset button (just like in video games) in real life, most especially when stuck in sticky situations. That’s why we instead relate “starting a new chapter in life” to some actual life conditions to compensate for the video game ones. In this way, we’re kind of like pressing a restart button. And one of the things that can make us feel like we’re starting over again is moving. 

Regardless of the primary reason, someone’s relocating, moving will always feel like an opportunity to start over and change anything you didn’t like before. Your messy neighbors, career/job, nasty coworkers, the home’s outside decor, anything! Moving houses gives you a clean canvas you can work on, the power to leave behind all the useless things from your past, and build a better future for your family and self. 

But aside from the bad stuff, what about the things you genuinely did enjoy? We’re sure there are things you don’t want to leave behind in your old places that are irreplaceable, such as your friends, the local coffee shop, and priceless possessions. Though you certainly cannot bring your friends or usual hangouts with you, you can always transport your old furniture to your new home in your new town, like Carson City! 

Yet again, you may be wondering, should you take your old furniture with you, or buy and replace them with new ones? What’s the cheaper option? Well, the answer to that, of course, depends on your circumstances. Here are some of the questions you can ask yourself before deciding:

  • Is my new house furnished? Will there be any furniture or appliances there?
  • How far am I moving? Is it a local or a long-distance move?
  • Does any furniture, gadgets, or appliances require maintenance, updating, or replacement? Are they new?
  • Do I need the help of a moving service company? What’s my moving budget?
  • Are you moving to Carson City? Hire All Out Movers now!

Thinking about whether to move or buy new furniture can be crucial, for there are numerous pros and cons that come with it. However, it is essential to ask oneself, “Do the benefits outweigh the costs?” and vice versa. With this, you can know which is advantageous between the options. Now, to make things much more manageable, here are the following pros and cons you can consider with buying or moving furniture. Without further ado, let’s begin!

Buying New Furniture: Pros and Cons


  1. Space saver. Buying new furniture for your new area can be a space saver for you to have the chance to buy a piece of furniture that perfectly fits your place. Starting a new life in Carson City means you want the best for your new area–budget & comfort-wise–therefore, buying new furniture will give your new space a touch of something that goes perfectly.
  1. Ensures safety. New furniture provides protection for your new area, for there is no risk. For instance, old furniture might cause splinters or any harm possible. If you are living with kids, it is essential to ensure the safety of your furniture to prevent potential risks. Moreover, if you are availing moving service, the workers won’t be able to experience any probable cause of accidents. By buying new furniture, you are ensuring everyone’s safety. 
  1. It’s pleasing to the eyes. We all know that moving to a new area, whether near or a long distance, is indeed the start of a new chapter! Therefore, with enough budget, buying new furniture symbolizes starting anew. 


  1. It is more expensive. Buying new furniture means you have to pay a more significant amount than keeping the furniture you have—many expenses involved in moving, such as shipping, moving service, and packing services. Buying furniture is an extra cost. 
  1. Time-consuming. It takes an extra amount of your prep time instead of planning immediately; you will be looking for furniture, which can be time-consuming. 

Keeping your old furniture: Pros and Cons


  1. It is practical. Well, if your furniture is as good as new and fits your new area, why buy a new one? Keeping your old furniture is much more practical than buying a new one.
  1. Cost-effective. In moving, there are a lot of costs for you have to pay for the service fee for moving services, especially if it is a long distance move. In keeping your old furniture, you are saving money and spending it on needs.
  1. It makes you extra prepared. Having ready-to-move furniture finishes your moving process much more manageable. In buying furniture, there is a possibility that it will get a ship at a different time. Therefore, buying new furniture increases cost. In keeping your old furniture, your new area already has furniture where you can comfortably relax. 


  1. Risky. Keeping old furniture in your new area can cause damage and harm, for it might not be durable anymore. It can be challenging for yourself, your family, and even the movers who would help you. 
  1. Not the right fit for your space. Moving to a new place means a different structure of the area. Therefore, your old furniture might be an outcast in your new home because it does not fit. In moving, you want the best for your new space. And in most cases, not keeping your old furniture is the right thing to do. 
  1. Surprisingly, it can be more expensive. This is a rare case; however, if your old furniture is big and not an accessible object to move, the shipping cost may outweigh the cost of buying a new one. Therefore, asking yourself whether the benefits outweigh the costs is essential. 

Now, ask yourself, should I keep it or leave it? In every situation, the benefits must always outweigh the costs. By using the following pros and cons stated above, you will know the suitable action for your situation. As always, you deserve the very best move you can have. Carson City is a place for new adventures. Buying or keeping furniture, All out Movers, got your back!

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We had a really great experience with All Out Movers. Wyatt & Anthony showed up on time, we’re so polite, professional and worked in the 100 degree heat yesterday. We cannot recommend this company enough!
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December 31, 2023

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December 29, 2023

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December 26, 2023

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December 23, 2023

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December 17, 2023

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December 15, 2023

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December 13, 2023

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December 9, 2023

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December 9, 2023

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December 9, 2023

They made moving experience easier! Wrapping and protecting our furniture, doors , walls and floors from the house we moved out of to the house we move into. Caring to which room furniture goes into. Couldn’t ask for better service.

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December 5, 2023

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December 2, 2023

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December 1, 2023

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November 27, 2023

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November 25, 2023

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November 21, 2023

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November 19, 2023

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November 4, 2023

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