Ring in the New Year With Furniture Rental

By Francine Fluetsch on January 7, 2017

This article is brought to you by CORT Furniture Rental. We take the hassle out of furnishing your new place so you can do more important things like read this article. Learn more about why furniture rental is the best way to get a great looking apartment.

Can you believe that it is already 2017? As we get older, the years really fly by don’t they? While I’m sure that you are still (hopefully) enjoying your holiday break, reality is going to hit you before you know it, and you want to make sure that you are ready for it.

The New Year might mean a new you in terms of where you are going to live for the next quarter/semester and all the stress that that comes with. To make one aspect of your new move simpler, why not rent your furniture instead of buying it? This is the year to try new things, so why not do something that will really benefit you in the long run, especially if you are only going to need the furniture for a short while?

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This article will help give you an idea as to why rental furniture is the route to go this New Year!

Less Stress

When you go out to purchase furniture, you are in for a headache, and probably, a dent in your wallet. Furniture is expensive, even if you are looking into stuff at garage sales, so why go through all that trouble when you can just rent? Renting from a company means that you can easily select cute matching furniture online for all the spaces that you want to fill, compare with your roommates to make sure they like it as well, and then order it.

You end up saving money, especially if you are only going to need the furniture for a few months, and you don’t have to go to a billion stores to furnish your whole place. The furniture looks brand new and won’t have any wear and tear (it’s showroom worthy after all), making your place feel fresh and more like a home than just a place you are squatting in until you can go back to your parent’s house for the summer.

Less Hassle

A handful of people enjoy putting IKEA furniture together and moving heavy furniture up a bunch of stairs, but the majority of us don’t, so why not just skip that part? Renting furniture means that you don’t have to deal with moving anything in or out of your place since the rental companies can usually help you with those annoying bits. This is a really nice service, especially if you are moving somewhere far and your family can’t come help you.

You can sit back and relax while your furniture gets delivered to you and assembled how you want it, where you want it! I wish I had known about this before spending four hours trying to put a bed frame together that had the worst diagram in existence to “help” direct me. Having a service help you move the big annoying items gives you more time to focus on how you want to spruce up the place and decorate — AKA the fun part of moving.

Flexibility

When you buy furniture, you are going to be stuck with it when it’s time to move out. At that point you have two options: 1) sell the furniture to other students for a little bit of money, or 2) rent a storage unit until you know where you are moving next.

The problem with buying furniture is that you don’t know where you are going to be living five years from now, and your miss-matched college furniture is probably not going to match the look you want to go for, so why force yourself to be stuck with furniture you won’t need? Renting furniture for your college apartment means that you’ll be getting furniture for that designated space, allowing it all to flow and fit, and then you can get rid of it when you move so you aren’t stuck with anything.

The flexibility is key for this stage in our lives when we are constantly moving around depending on roommates and what we can afford, so go for the renting options that give you the most freedom to live your life how you need to.

Less awkwardness

You and your roommates are obviously going to have to split things in your place to make everything more affordable, but how exactly does that go down with furniture? If all four of you chip in to buy a dining room table, let’s say, who gets to keep it at the end? What happens if one of you damages it? Or what if someone doesn’t want to pay as much as the table costs?

Buying furniture together can get awkward, especially if you aren’t sure how long you’ll stay roommates, so this is where renting can really help you out. You can all split the cost, making it more affordable and fair, and the renting part takes away the awkwardness of what has to be done with the furniture when you are all ready to move out.

These are just a few reasons why you should consider renting furniture for the New Year instead of buying it. Happy renting!

Looking for an easy way to furnish your off-campus apartment? Renting furniture from CORT saves you time and money. See how easy it is to get great looking furniture without breaking the bank.

Hi! I'm Francine and I'm a fourth year Creative Writing major at UC Santa Cruz. I am one of the Campus life columnists on Uloop's National Team and also the campus editor for UCSC. I enjoy reading, writing, and taking selfies with my cat.

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