Common Mistakes With Furniture When Entering A New Apartment.
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Today, we want to discuss a topic that seems to occupy quite a lot of people's attention when moving into a new apartment - Furniture - and, more precisely, the most common mistakes made with furniture when moving into a new apartment.
Ask anyone who has ever moved into a new apartment, and they will tell you the furniture issue is an inexhaustible source of headache/energy drain. As a result, many tend to make mistakes in the correct way of conducting themselves in this matter.
In this article, we will review those common mistakes and what you must do to avoid them, even if they may seem inevitable at first glance.
As always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'Common Mistakes With Furniture When Entering A New Apartment.'
1. Wrong Balance.
A famous quote attributed to the author Catherine Pulsifer:
"Time and balance are the two most difficult things to have control over, yet they are both the things that we do control."
One of the most significant mistakes people tend to make with furniture when moving into a new apartment is unbalanced Financial decisions regarding the correct dosage of brand-new furniture acquisition in relation to preserving the old ones.
Or, in other words - is throwing everything away and buying new ones is the right strategy?
There are those whose enthusiasm for their new apartment causes them to lose all sense of logic, throw away all their "Old" furniture, and insist on buying only new ones. And vice versa, Mainly due to nostalgia, some refuse to buy even one new piece of furniture and are unwilling to get rid of the old lame armchair that has been with them since college.
By the way, It goes without saying that those forced to make decisions due to financial considerations are not included among those we are talking about. The above is only for those with sufficient financial capabilities and their choices in the context of our article's topic.
Anyway, Both are characterized by imbalance. And, Like most things in life, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
In most cases, there is no point or other logical reason to get rid of all your old furniture and buy everything brand new before entering a new apartment.
Besides the substantial financial expense, some are probably still in good condition and can be taken to your new apartment. Furthermore, suppose you are a die-hard fan of thorough refreshment/renewal and want an all-new look - apart from the fact your new home will likely contain some new furniture that can provide you with the desired feelings of refreshment and renewal - there are excellent methods nowadays to refresh aged furniture by relatively simple actions, Thus, granting them an almost new look.
Therefore, the first 'furniture mistake' we want to help you avoid in your new apartment is not properly considering what to buy and what to keep.
Try as much as possible to put emotional considerations aside. Figure out your family's real needs and act accordingly.
An excellent tip in this regard is establishing a family discourse:
"Guys, we are about to move, and the furniture issue is unclear. Does anyone have an opinion about a particular piece of furniture we should keep?"
Although such a family discourse will not provide answers that will completely eliminate doubts, it will still help with some more informed decisions - And that's always a good thing!
Consider properly what to buy and what to keep
Since this is an individual matter that depends only on personal preferences/variables, there are no right or wrong answers, and everyone must decide independently. But as mentioned, proper consideration is key as a rule of thumb.
Know your priorities, and only then act.
2. Lack Of Strategic Thinking.
Contrary to what many may think, strategic thinking is not a tool designed only for 'Bombastic' things. In order to achieve the desired results in various areas of life, strategic thinking is more than relevant, even in seemingly minor decisions.
But as Michael Porter said: - 'Strategic thinking rarely occurs spontaneously' -. It is something that must be accompanied with full awareness.
'What on earth is the relevance of strategic thinking for new home furnishings?' you must be asking.
Well - it's very relevant.
Generally speaking, the home design process, which obviously includes a significant approach towards the furniture within it, is actually an expression of a whole organic design concept, usually classified into categories. And suppose you are a regular reader of our sweet blog. In that case, you are probably already familiar with all home design styles. Or at least - the best-known of them.
Therefore, if you wish to avoid a significant mistake with your furniture when moving into a new apartment, you must integrate your furniture into your overall home design strategy.
For example, buying a huge sofa would not be so wise if you decided to go for a minimalist style.
And if a modern design style is your thing, why on earth would you buy a colorful and flashy dining table instead of something solid with clear lines?!
There are many examples, but the guiding principle remains the same - before your move, while still trying to figure out how you want your new home to look alike, you must integrate the 'furniture issue' into your more general design considerations.
By doing this, you will be able to avoid 'matching mistakes' with furniture in your new home.
Don't wait until the last second to plan your moves
And by the way, here you can find the best tips that will help you keep your sanity during your moving process.
3. Poor Market Research.
There is a quote attributed to Wernher von Braun:
'Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.'
One of the most common mistakes people tend to make (in general, and with topics related to moving in particular) is poor market research.
They don't bother to compare prices thoroughly as required and then whine they got ripped off.
They don't bother to learn a bit about the quality of the furniture's materials so that they can make better decisions and adjustments, and then complain to everyone that the product is not as good as they thought in the first place.
Conduct preliminary tests so that u won't regret later
The way to avoid these mistakes is actually quite simple:
Just don't be lazy!
Conduct comprehensive market research prior to your purchases, both as to the quality of the product and its suitability to your specific needs/price worth paying for it.
Remember! No one likes to be told, "I told you so."
As always, we've got your back if you need assistance:
Regarding comfort and adaptation to your specific needs, no tool on earth can help you if you are that lazy. You have to do it yourself.
By the way, regarding furniture, the issue of market research is several times more relevant.
It's not an inappropriate mug that needs to be replaced - it's a freaking bed!
These were the three common mistakes with furniture when entering a new apartment.
Please do yourself a favor and try to avoid them.
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