Furnishing Your Flat
When renting a flat it is quite common for tenants to rush into buying cheap quality furniture to simply fill their new home on a temporary basis. This could be furniture purchased from garage sales, a student shop, or even charity stores to try and seek out a bargain.
Another method is to use unwanted furniture from family or friends to try and save all costs and this of course will save a lot of money, besides the reality that they may be damaged, mismatching, or the wrong size.
Typically, this newly purchased furniture will then be thrown out or attempted to be sold on once the tenants contract is up and new furnishings will be bought for their new house or flat. Or alternatively the same process will happen again if their next contract is on a short term basis.
These methods of trying to be cost effective may seem a really simple and successful alternative to purchasing high quality expensive furniture but there is a big problem. If you choose to purchase low quality furniture for your home, than your flat will in turn also have a cheap, low quality appearance and as furnishing your home is usually used to reflect your personality and good taste, it may of course not have quite the effect you desired.
Whether you are living in your flat for 6 months, a year, or two years it is still a long time to live with unwanted furniture and as moving from place to place can feel rather hectic and rushed sometimes, the chance to sell the furniture before you leave may not happen as planned and so therefore any profit is lost.
Another option alongside furnishing your flat with cheap items is furniture hire, or furniture rental. In the long term this method is much cheaper than buying rushed furniture to fill your flat and also means a guaranteed quality in the items which you may not find with those that were bought at a low price.
You can agree on a contract for the furniture on a long term or short term basis which means that as soon as your flat contract is up you can adjust your furniture contract for the same day. Your items will be taken away with no hassle at all.
Furniture hire does not just stop at beds, wardrobes and desks either. Most companies offer the chance to rent bath and bed linen, cutlery, lamps and even rugs too, making sure that your flat is just the way you dreamed it to be.