Are you moving to Ottawa or moving within Ottawa?
Here is a question to ask yourself: Before I move, what should I buy or arrange to have on my first day at my new home?
Do NOT (repeat after me) do not buy furniture.
Even when you know there is room for more furniture, you are not going to be sure how it will fit or where exactly it should go until you are living in the house. Okay, you likely have a few months between when you buy the house and when you take possession. The temptation is HUGE to get some new stuff. I think you should do the shopping and scouting and make your lists BUT only buy furniture after you have been in the house a bit.
Also know that you are going to want to buy furniture because delivery is often 6 – 12 weeks after you buy some pieces. Unless you have been working with an interior decorator or designer or can return everything, resist getting things until you can measure twice and diagram where you will put your new things.
For example, I bought a simple little armoire to put in a large bathroom to act as a linen cupboard. When we moved into the house, the armoire did not fit. It did not fit in any other room and we had it too long to return it to the store. It sat in the garage until we sold it to a friend. I recently heard that she has it in her garage, having thought it would fit in her home. Some furniture is cursed.
So even though you are moving, hold back on moving too quickly on purchasing new furniture.
Photo Credit: Big chair or small house? by http://flickr.com/photos/davemorris/3834941/
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