Save with Rental Furniture
There’s a lot to think about and square away when you rent an apartment: setting up utilities, changing your address and deciding just how you’re going to furnish the place. That last part can either be really fun or really stressful — if you already have furniture and decor, you’re set, but what if you don’t? Consider getting rental furniture.
You might be wondering, why wouldn’t I just buy furniture for my new place? Well, depending on your situation, getting rental furniture might just be the easiest, most convenient and most cost-effective decision.
The cost of furnishing an entire home can add up quickly. Buying a new bed, a couch and couple of chairs could set you back more than $1,000. With having to pay a deposit and first month’s rent — and possibly last month’s rent as well — up front, you may be strapped for cash once you get to the point of furnishing your home.
If You’re Temporary, Consider Renting
Another reason to consider rental furniture is if you’re not going to be staying in the apartment for very long. Whether you’re working in another country, just in town for a corporate relocation assignment or you are living somewhere temporarily for some other reason, it might not be ideal to purchase furniture to use only for a short amount of time.
Rental furniture is all about convenience. Typically, the rental furniture company will deliver your stuff, taking the hassle out of you having to rent a truck and do it yourself. This is especially convenient when you’re busy with getting your new apartment set up. Plus, it could help you save on moving expenses.
The bottom line is that rental furniture is worth checking out. Convenient, flexible and easy, it might just be the perfect way to furnish your home.
Bianca Jagger Loses Her Apartment in New York City
The New York City apartment rented by Bianca Jagger – Mick’s ex-wife – is no longer hers, according to a New York court. On October 23, the court ruled that Jagger had been lawfully evicted from the rent-controlled New York City apartment because of her visa status. Jagger, a British citizen, has held a B-2 tourist visa for years.
Katz Park Avenue Corporation, the apartment managers for Jagger’s ritzy New York City apartment on the Upper East Side, are probably happy to see her go. Not only will they be able to raise the rent on the apartment now that she’s gone (from the rent-controlled-yet-still-mindblowing $4600-per-month she had been paying), but they won’t have to deal with the dispute she raised a few years ago about the apartment’s purported mold problems, which resulted in Jagger withholding rent payments.
The New York City Court of Appeals judge in the apartment residence case wrote in the decision, “a primary residence in New York and a B-2 visa are logically incompatible.” Many renters looking to find an apartment, whether a New York City apartment or not, are being put in uncomfortable situations in these difficult economic times. Unfortunately, it looks like Bianca Jagger is one of those right now.
Finding Your Place – Even If It’s Not a $4600/Month New York City Apartment
Frankly, if you’re in a temporary situation or limited-term contract job assignment, you should look into temporary housing solutions instead of signing the lease for a rent-controlled New York City apartment.
However, for most of us, renting an apartment is the solution. No visa, no jet-setting lifestyle, no rent-controlled New York City apartment. We just want a basic place to relax, eat the occasional meal and lay our heads.
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