There’s a new workplace reality and it doesn’t involve a cubicle. More and more people are pursuing work from home opportunities and choosing to take this lifestyle to a new level. Enter: the digital nomad. These individuals leverage technology to work remotely and live an independent, nomadic lifestyle. From freelance writing to massage therapy, opportunities abound for apartment-run businesses.
These forward-thinkers don’t want to be tied down with moving expenses, shipping, furniture storage, and in some cases, long-term payment plans associated with financing a dream-couch-that-doesn’t-fit-in-your-new-Parisian-loft. Renting a furnished apartment is the perfect solution for people who want to live comfortably and stylishly, but never be tied down. Here are some of the major benefits to choosing furnished digs.
- Save money on moving costs. In a recent survey of digital nomads, most respondents stated they tend to stay in any given location for 1-3 months. The cost of furnishing a new apartment can add up very quickly, especially when you’re moving so frequently. It doesn’t seem like much, but moving costs like professional movers, boxes, tape, sharpies, truck rental, and how many pizzas you might have to buy your friends for helping you move can drain your bank account faster than you can type “croissant.”
- Minimize excess baggage. You may also want to consider the implication of not being able to fit your furniture in your new space: Do you sell it? Pay to store it? Then you’ll have to buy all new furniture for your new space. True, a furnished place is an additional monthly cost. But considering the skyrocketing cost of moving so frequently, it can add up to big savings over time.
- Start fresh. Digital nomads push the boundaries of convention – what it means to work, to live, to balance their passions and wanderlust. This type of creativity does not have to stop when it comes to home decor. Imagine furnishing a new space with each new beginning. You have the opportunity to redefine your taste, to experiment with styles and textiles in a low-commitment way. Interior design not your thing? Furnishing a space means you don’t have to worry about form and function—it’s already taken care of!
- Your friends will thank you. Forget about paying expensive movers or asking for help from your friends for the tenth time in six months. They can only hear, “It’s a great chance to work out,” so much before they stop showing up altogether.
Where will your wanderlust take you next? If you’re a digital nomad or digital nomad in development, check out apartments across the country on ApartmentSearch.com and see how easy it can be to turn any apartment into a furnished apartment, in as little as 48 hours. Simply select the apartment complex you’re interested in and scroll down to “Need It Furnished.”