(Closed) Overwhelmed By Downsizing Before Moving In Together, Help! Tips??

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
112 posts
Blushing bee

I just did this so I feel your pain! I actually ended up bringing a lot of stuff with me and getting rid of it when I realized there was no place to put it. Hopefully, you can do better than me and make that judgement call before you lug the item across town 🙂

It might help to set something you’re not sure if you’re going to keep aside and then come back and make the decision later. I was really stuck on this broken clock (sentimental value) and some ratty dishtowels but I came to my senses eventually.

Also, this might not be applicable but it is something I wished I had thought of earlier while I was unpacking- if you are combining kitchens, try to consolidate spices, ziploc bags, cereal boxes, etc. before you move, so you’re only moving one set of each. Or decide whose pots and pans, servingware/flatwar, etc. you are going to use and get rid of the extra set.


Post # 3
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had to do this.  I was as ruthless as I could be in terms of getting rid of stuff, but the things I was holding on to, I packed in boxes and dated.  My Darling Husband and I had an agreement that if the things were still in boxes two months from moving day, he was allowed to get rid of.

It worked.  I culled a few more items of mine and managed to get what I wanted into an appropriate place before the two months was up.

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I did something similar, if I hadn’t used the item in 6 months or more (unless it was seasonal like an xmas tree stand) it went into a box.  When I still didn’t need that stuff by the time we actually moved, it went to goodwill instead!  Use it or lose it. 

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