Thinking about renting a furnished apartment? Here are five advantages to leaving your things behind and renting an apartment that’s got everything you need in it already.
1. Greater Mobility
The main benefit of renting a furnished apartment is that it helps you remain mobile. If you’re not sure where you’re going to be living in 6 months, moving an apartment full of furniture around with you can really drag you down. When you’ve got a furnished place you can easily drive or fly to your new destination and move in to a new apartment right away.
2. You Have Everything You Need
Even if you’ve lived in apartments for years, it seems that there’s always something you need to run out and buy right away. Maybe your new place doesn’t have a microwave or a lamp in the bedroom. You can’t do without so you wind up running back and forth to the store for the first few days. There’s no need to worry about this in a furnished apartment; everything you need will already be inside.
Many apartment renters wind up going without pictures, sculptures, flower arrangements and other decorations in their apartments. After all, these things aren’t essential and they’re usually not very cheap. Unfortunately, living in an undecorated apartment can make you feel like you’re place of residence is temporary. When you rent a furnished apartment, the decorations will come with the place, and though it might not be exactly your style, your apartment will feel more put-together. It’s always possible to go out and buy a few decorations of your own—it’s much cheaper than having to decorate the entire unit.
4. It’s Good for the Planet
Carting an apartment’s worth of stuff around with you as you move across town or across the nation is costly in terms of energy use. It takes a lot of gasoline to move all those boxes, the couch, the chairs and the pots and pans from one apartment to another and if you move frequently, moving has an even larger carbon footprint. Just about everything you’ll need is already in a furnished place and it’ll probably stay there until it’s time to replace it, which will be a lot further in the future than it is for furniture that gets tossed around in the back of a moving truck.
5. It Makes Moving a Breeze
Moving is one of the most stressful activities in a person’s life. There are a million things to remember to do, it takes weeks and weeks and it always costs three times as much as you thought it would. If you’re renting places that are furnished, you don’t have to worry about packing up an entire moving truck full of stuff. You won’t have to dig through 20 boxes to find your can opener—it’ll be in the drawer already. When you don’t need to move an apartment’s worth of stuff, you’ll be able to focus on moving yourself and getting your paperwork in order. It’ll also take you a day or so to settle in instead of a month or more.
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