The answer to the question “Is it cheaper to buy new furniture or move it?” is ambiguous. It depends on many factors starting from how much does your furniture cost or where you moving from and to.
First of all, let’s figure out the cost of your furniture you are going to move. If you are looking to move your grandmother’s dresser, which gave you a lot of your memories and it’s priceless for you, then any moving rate will work for you. But in case if you are looking to move your $100 Ikea dresser it might be not worth it simply because it can not even survive a long move, but still, if you have ew of such things and moving locally it can be an option.
To give you a more clear understanding of whether to move your furniture or buy a new one you have to simply count the costs. Figure out how many furniture items you are going to move, what is an approximate cost you paid for it, and in which condition it is now. After you figure out the cost of your furniture, you have to contact a few moving companies, so they can provide a rate for your move.
The moving rate to move your furniture will be different depending on how far you are moving and how big is your move. In most of the cases hiring a moving company to move your items will be necessary, not only because it will be cheaper, but also even if you throw away all your furniture, which is still gonna cost you some money to disposal it, you will have some items you want to keep.
Usually, the only case in which it will be cheaper to buy new furniture and not move it if you move across the whole country, because it can cost you around $10k for a move from Boston to Los Angeles, for example, in all other cases it will be worth moving.