Whether they should buy new furniture, keep old ones or rent is probably the question most often asked by new homeowners. This is the age of accessibility and flexibility where everything is available without actually purchasing it.
Whether it’s online music or furniture for your new home, we have witnessed people switching from buying to renting. If you aren’t sure whether you should buy or rent, here are some reasons that may help you decide:
- Moving out of the country in less than two years
If you are someone who regularly travels then buying new furniture should be completely off your list. Renting out furniture makes more sense if you’ll be moving away from your native home within 2 years. This may also apply to students and military officers. Moving furniture to somewhere far can be extremely expensive so the smart choice is to rent it.
Do you ever feel that there is extra furniture in your house that is just lying around and not being used enough? Now imagine, taking those pieces out of the picture. The airflow will increase and things will start to open up for you. We should be realistic and understand what’s important and what isn’t.
- Personalized furniture
This is the best thing about renting furniture: you can choose a piece that speaks to you the most on a personal level while staying within your budget. You don’t have to buy the entire set because you liked that one corner chair. Whether you live with your friends or in a studio apartment, you can put custom made furniture in it. This way, you get to show your style without going bankrupt and if it doesn’t gel with the whole vibe you can replace it.
Rental furniture in Singapore is pocket friendly, as compared to buying furniture. Buying new furniture comes with a hefty price especially if you are setting up the entire house. Buying furniture can easily be a long-term liability as much as it can be a longterm investment. Renting furniture is less of a burden financially.
When you are in your 20s, you know moving around isn’t something that happens once in two years. Moving for jobs, studies and internships happen all the time and you need to relocate. So matter why you are relocating, every time you move, you need to think about your ‘purchased furniture’ as well. If you have rental furniture, you can quite literally leave it there, move and rent some other furniture in another part of town. This way you don’t have to worry about transporting the heavy furniture and paying a heavy amount on top of it.
Most of the time buying furniture ‘costs’ actually a lot more than the hefty price tag. It includes the hassle of going to the store, ensuring the furniture’s quality, bargaining, arranging the delivery, keeping tabs of the shipping, paying the shipping and setting it up. Rental furniture on the hand will be delivered to your doorstep without any hassle.
The best part about rental furniture is that you can switch it up whenever you feel like. Don’t like the setup together? Just ring your rental furniture shop and get it replaced.