Make an inventory of the stuff each of you have to bring to your new home. Chances are, you will now have two pieces of the same type of furniture.
The question then becomes which sofa will make it to the new home, yours or your partners? Take each item you have two of and decide which one is in better condition and which one goes best with the style that you and your partner have decided on.
Then, donate the duplicate piece to a charity. In addition, when you’ve lived alone for years, you may have accumulated many things that hold sentimental value for you. Know when to let go. Be sensible. You may have been collecting wicker baskets for years, but that doesn’t mean all 30 need to make it to your new one bedroom, 500 square foot apartment.
Each of you should choose a few personal items to add to your home décor. These items should best exemplify what you value.
Contributor: Marty Basher