Newlywed coupleSummer is the time for lots of weddings. That means that it’s also the time when newlyweds combine their two lives into one. In other words, they need to consolidate two apartments or homes full of belongings into one living space.

Your new home may be larger than either of your places were separately, and you may have a guest bedroom for one of your bedroom sets. But you’re probably not going to need two sofas, two dining tables, two vacuum cleaners, or two of many other things that you bought during your single days.

Time for Difficult Decisions

You might be lucky enough to have friends and relatives that will be thrilled to get some of your excess furniture. And both of you probably have furniture that the other absolutely hates.

This, then, is time for the two of you to sort through all the items in both living spaces to separate out those items that can be eliminated but are still in good condition and can be given to charities like Goodwill or Salvation Army. And for the items that are beyond repair, just toss them in the trash. This is not the time to be sentimental.

Make a List of Items You’ll Move to Your New Place

Now that you’ve designated which items will be eliminated, organize the items that you will keep into categories to make your move as easy and painless as possible. Categorize items from both living spaces into –

— items that will be moved without needing to be boxed

— items that will go into boxes for moving

— rooms where the items will go

You list will help you identify whether you’ve missed items that still need to be eliminated or given away.

Otter Creek Village Mini Storage in Little Rock, AR, for Items You Can’t Part With

There will undoubtedly be some items that don’t fit into your new living space, but you’re not ready to get rid of them. They might be items that have been passed down through your family or items that will come in handy in a couple of years when the two of you are ready to move into a larger space.

Come over to Otter Creek Village Mini Storage in Little Rock, AR, to pick out a unit to store those items. Having a self-storage unit will give the two of you time to make long-term decisions later on about these items.

We’re waiting at Otter Creek Village Mini Storage to discuss your storage needs and help you pick out a unit that will fit your budget and your needs.