Post # 1
FI is moving in this month, which is exciting. We have both been in the workforce as single people for years now and have both accrued a lot of household stuff. We have a lot of duplicates like beds, couches, TVs, kitchen tools, etc. We are so incredibly blessed. Fortunately, I have enough room in my place, but I’m curious about how other people have dealt with this situation.
Post # 2
I would keep the best stuff of each type and then give away or toss things that aren’t in good condition. It’s no good keeping a bunch of clutter when first moving in together!
Post # 3
There’s a homeless shelter in my area that furnishes transitional housing for folks who’ve been on the streets and are transitioning back into the workforce, and into their own apartments. Usually the apartments are community funded or government subsidized, and while the housing itself becomes more affordable, the folks moving in often have nothing and aren’t earning enough to furnish an apartment. I donate all my household goods to them, and I also donate my work clothes (in good condition only) to the same charity, as they have a program where folks entering the workforce can get 3 donated work outfits, and one more for every month they’re employed.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
We had this problem too. We ended up keeping most of the kitchen stuff, barring appliances – I sold my fridge (his is bigger) and chucked my microwave as it was a small cheap one anyway. I gave my couch to some friends who were moving in together for the first time out of home and didn’t have one; we have a two bedroom place so my bed became the spare room bed. We did also keep my TV and it’s been used a bit when we want to watch two different things.
Post # 5
keep the best of each, and donate/sell the rest.
Post # 6
FI and I are moving in together in October and we’ve decided to donate whatever we don’t want to a homeless shelter. Towels & linens will go to our animal shelter. We won’t have a lot of duplicates because I’m still living at home, but we’ll donate what we don’t need.