So you’ve made the cross-country move, arrived at your new home and started unpacking… and to your horror, you realize that you made an incorrect measurement somewhere along the line and ended up with a piece of furniture too big for your new home! What do you do when your plans for this piece just don’t work out? The way we see it, you have four viable options:
1. Try to take it apart. Of course, if this piece of furniture isn’t meant to be taken apart somehow, don’t attempt to do it now! But if it’s something you or someone else had to assemble at some point, it can also be disassembled with a bit of effort. This step is for those pieces of furniture that won’t fit through a small doorway without banging and roughing up the walls.
2. Rethink its location. Maybe your armoire doesn’t quite fit where you originally planned, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on it entirely! Take some time to consider a new spot for this piece of furniture in another nook or another room entirely.
3. Put it in storage. Are you especially attached to this piece of furniture? Whether it’s been in your family for years or you’ve simply developed a strong liking to it, you don’t necessarily need to give or throw it away if it doesn’t work right now. Put it in storage for safekeeping until you can find a better solution for it.
4. Say goodbye. If it’s not working out, don’t feel the need to absolutely force the piece into your home. Remember that if the piece is in good condition, it can be hugely beneficial to someone else, whether it be a friend, family member or stranger. Unless your piece of furniture is beyond repair for some reason, be sure to ask around or donate to ensure that it can still be used.