6 Unexpected Perks of Renting a Furnished Apartment

Young blonde woman relaxing on couch with hands behind headWe’ve all seen the same Facebook post from our desperate friends: “Moving day! Can anyone help? Will pay in six-packs and pizza slices!” Zero likes. And it’s no wonder why—moving is a pain, and helping your friend lug that solid wood entertainment center down three flights of stairs isn’t exactly worth a bachelor’s favorite meal. Keeping up with hand-me-downs shouldn’t be at the top of your list, which is why many people are now choosing to live in furnished apartments. With an option to filter your search results to fully furnished rental options only on ApartmentSearch.com, your life can be made easier with the click of the mouse. Just check out these unexpected perks!

#1: Keep more cash in your wallet. Moving expenses add up. When you have to buy boxes, packing supplies, new furniture, decor that matches the new space, and then pay a company to move you in and out of an apartment, you can go broke pretty quickly. Save yourself the hassle and leave it to a furniture rental company to do the dirty work. According to the the American Moving & Storage Association, the average cost of a in-state move is $1,170, and a move between states costs upwards of $5,630. Transporting your belongings can cost far more than you originally anticipated! For a relatively comparable cost, your furniture rental company will handle everything: delivery, set-up, takedown, and oftentimes—repairs and service.

#2: Say sayonara to IKEA. Gone are the days of buying cheap boxes of unassembled furniture, only to have to get home and follow the instructions of a stick figure in an instruction manual. Save the time you’d spend piecing together plywood and do something productive, like studying, taking up a new hobby, or just catching up on Stranger Things!

#3: More flexible than a yoga instructor. Unsure of your plans in a particular place? Having your furniture taken care of at your destination apartment leaves you more energy to sort things out things at your current apartment. This can be especially helpful if you’re preparing to relocate for your job, or are expecting long days of training or orientation. Seriously—pack your clothes, your keepsakes, and get ready to enjoy your next home sweet home. That’s pretty much all you have to do! (OK, don’t forget about utilities too!)

#4: Matchy-matchy. Ever get tired of the fact that your dresser from three years ago looks nothing like the bed you just bought? A common misconception about furnished apartments is that you have no control over the quality or style of the furniture you’re provided, which is far from the truth. When you use ApartmentSearch.com to land a furnished unit, you’ll find that can pick a theme for your furniture, the selection of rooms you’d like furnished, or simply choose individual decor items. Plus, there’s no lack of quality!

#5: A life-saver in a time crunch. Moving for a job and need to move in quick? Moving for school and time is running out to find a place? Are you just a really big procrastinator? When you don’t have to worry about buying and moving furniture, you’ve got a lot less to think about logistically and physically. The only thing you’ll be moving are your feet, as you dance around your new, furnished place.

#6: Never ask for moving help again. A typical move is sweaty, time consuming, stressful, and physically exhausting, so it’s no surprise that people report moving homes to be more stressful than a relationship breakdown, divorce, or even a new job! Do your friends, and yourself a favor, by making the whole process as easy and as simple as possible. If you do need the help of your pals, make sure your stuff is boxed up and organized when they arrive to ensure things run smoothly and efficiently. There’s no poll or report data on the percentage of friends who detest helping people move, but we have a hunch it would be pretty high.

Sure, a good friend helps you move, but a great friend suggests you guys eat pizza on the couch that was already set up in your furnished apartment. Maybe they’ll even pay for it! Are you ready to pick out a sweet pad with all the fixings? It’s never been easier with the technology of the “interwebs” and the genius filters on ApartmentSearch.com! Simply type in the city where you’re searching for apartments and click the box that says, “I’m also interested in fully furnished rental options,” and you’ll find plenty of options to fit your budget and needs.