We asked real estate agents about the treasures that have continuously made moving day cuts. From thrifted furniture to reliable kitchen appliances, these are the items that real estate agents have kept from their original apartments.

By Brittany Anas | December 13, 2020

When Kate Ziegler, a real estate agent with Arborview Realty in Boston, and Jack Romano moved into their first apartment together, Romano was working down the street from the couple’s favorite thrift shop, Boomerangs, which benefits the AIDS Action Committee. He would pop into the shop every day over lunch to browse the new furniture donations. If any of them looked promising, he’d text Ziegler photos and have pieces put on hold until they could rent a truck to get them home.

“Our dining room set was a steal: $125, a minimal design, including six chairs upholstered in a grey wool that we loved and with leaves to expand to set up to 10,” she says. The set has survived several moves over the past 12 years, and is still a table for work, play, and gathering family and friends.

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