Yes, they’re beautiful.  Yes, they’re your favorite.  And yes, they match your decor perfectly … But you cannot take them with you.  Well, correction.  You can take them with you, but if you do, be prepared to deal with a myriad of issues that may come from ripping out your appliances and transporting them to your new home in San Diego, because the price of doing so could ultimately upset your budget.

I know, it’s a devastating reality that shakes you to your core.  But the other side of the equation is — now you have an excuse to go shopping!  And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find new appliances that excite you even more, and what could be better than that!

So why should I NOT take my appliances?

Well, the most obvious reason would be to avoid leaving holes throughout the house.  When potential residents walk through your home and see a lot of empty holes, this is bothersome to them because most would expect to find appliances in those holes.  However, if you decide to remove them, you should consider replacing them with similar options that don’t take away from the overall decor of the house.

But more importantly, and in addition to that, here are four reasons why you should NOT take your appliances when you move to San Diego:

  • Cost.  Whether it’s labor or financial, you could end up spending quite a bit of time and money uninstalling and disassembling your appliances, and even more if you have to hire a professional to do it for you.  Not to mention the price of transporting them to your new home, or the cost of insurance protection you’ll need to replace them in the event something gets broken, damaged or destroyed.  When you consider the costs involved, it’s probably best — and cheaper — to just leave them and buy new ones once you’re in your new home.
  • Damage.  Another thing to keep in mind is if you don’t have knowledge of how to dismantle your appliances, then you run the risk of damaging them to the point they need repairing or replacing.  And the same applies to when they are traveling in the back of the truck to your new location, they could get damaged.  So think hard before you decide to remove them, because if something happens in the process that causes you to dish out more money, or buy new appliances, it defeats the purpose of taking them.
  • Match Factor.  What happens if you decide to take your appliances only to find out they don’t quite fit into the spaces the way you thought they would?  Or they don’t quite “match” your new decor?  Now you’re stuck, and that’s a bad position to fall into when starting a new interior design project in a new home because you may wind up having to spend unplanned finances to recover.  So again, you’re probably better off leaving them where they are.
  • Expectations of new buyers.  When buying a new home, one of the things buyers look for is whether or not there are appliances in the home.  Most would prefer to buy a home that includes appliances to avoid the headache of having to buy them after moving in.  So if you are looking to get the best deal on your home, then leaving the appliances there will ensure that happens.  Buyers will always remember, and share with others when they believe they got a great deal and are happy with the way things turned out, and that can only help your reputation in the future.

Taking these reasons into consideration will help solidify your decision-making process and better prepare you for the move to San Diego.  While the option to uproot your appliances exist, there are some unfortunate ramifications that can come with doing that … so be cautious when deciding whether or not to go that route.

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