I do not own a house so my situation might be a bit different, but I just moved this past March. We had to consolidate all of our things together as well as buy ALL new furniture.
We had to buy a new bed/headboard, dresser, chest, night stand, couch, love seat, coffee table, 2 side tables, computer desk, TV, TV stand, etc etc. Mainly all the BIG things.
What we did was went to Wickes and picked out our furniture. I love the things they have and we got a no payments/no interest for 1 1/2 years (we just make small payments each month). Bought our bed from American Mattress including the headboard.
We did not hire movers...did everything ourself.
Moving is always stressful!!!