Moving into a new place and have no furniture? If you don’t have the funding to buy furniture and appliances for your new place you do have another option. With everything getting smaller and everyone downsizing, the trend of renting has become more popular for several reasons. Here are a few reasons that renting makes good sense in today’s economy.
Benefits of Renting What You Need
- It is a good option if you are moving to a new place and have no furniture
- Use furniture for the amount of time needed and then return
- The rental company will move the furniture for you when you relocate
- Upfront costs are lower compared to the cost of buying
- You can change furniture sets if you decide to upgrade to a new look
- You may pay a little more for convenience, but you’re not tied into a long-term commitment
1.) If you have an empty apartment and not a lot of money you can have it furnished within 48 hours. That means you can rent a living room suite, bedroom furniture, or electronics. For a down payment and small monthly payments, you can rent just what you need for the time being with no long-term contracts or commitments. This is great for people who travel for business because they never have to worry about hiring a moving truck. When you know you’ll be leaving just call and the company comes to pick it up.
2.) Rent only for the amount of time needed. If you are a student living off-campus, you can rent furniture and appliances like a washer and dryer so you don’t have to lug your laundry to the laundry room every week. Companies like Renta Centre have a large inventory to choose from and you can get whatever you need (bed, desk, table, etc.)
3.) When you rent you don’t have to worry about moving the furniture or renting a moving truck. The rental company will move the furniture for you. Just let them know where you’ll be moving to and what day and they will come and pick everything up and move it to your new location. You don’t have to worry about how you’re going to load it or incurring damage from transport.
4.) You often pay less upfront when renting as opposed to buying. With buying, there are a lot of fees, taxes, and surcharges. When you rent you make one payment per month with a small down.
5.) If you’re the type of person who likes to change things in your environment every 6 months, this will benefit you. Whether you’re opting for Feng Shui or just like to change things up, you can swap out your furniture for a new set with no problems. Let’s say you got a sectional but after a few months, you realize it’s just too big for your apartment. You can switch it out for something smaller or opt for a whole new set. It’s way too expensive to buy new furniture twice per year.
6.) The initial cost might be a little bit more but in the long run, you’ll pay a lot less and have the convenience you need.
Life takes us in different directions sometimes and being able to just get up and go is one of the best things about being upwardly mobile. You’re free to go when the mood strikes. You wouldn’t have that same freedom if you are buying furniture because you’d have to find a way to take it with you or waste valuable time trying to resell it. Renting makes sense when you live a changing lifestyle.