When it comes to dealing with something that belongs to someone else, you should treat it with special care, even more so than you would with your own custom made sofa or any other store-bought or custom furniture. This is because if you fail to take care of them properly you will be left with damages to pay and faulty furniture. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to furniture rental:
DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE STARTING THE RENTAL PROCESS (DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS)
Research is very important when it comes to anything that requires you to spend money. There are many furniture rental stores in Singapore who have different styles of furniture and at different price points. What may suit someone else may not suit you, your style or your budget. Take some time to look around and investigate before you make any final decision as this can save you a headache, time, energy and of course money.
DO CLEAN THE FURNITURE REGULARLY TO MAINTAIN QUALITY
After the furniture is delivered to your house it is important to clean it regularly for upkeep and general cleanliness. If you leave crumbs, cup rings and ink marks around for too long, they will begin to leave permanent marks in your couches, tables and so on. Furthermore, certain materials require certain cleaning methods, products, and practices. Some wooden surfaces must be polished regularly, couches need to be wiped down with detergent and chairs need to be dusted regularly.
DO PRIORITIZE NECESSITIES BEFORE DECORATIVE PIECES IF YOUR’E ON A TIGHT BUDGET
If you’re like many others who have just started living on their own, you probably don’t have a large amount of capital to splurge on furnishing your house. So stick to the basics: a coffee table, coat rack, bed frame and away from pieces that put form over function. Prioritising the necessities will prevent you from spending money you really can’t afford to spend and will ensure you have all you truly need in the long run.
DON’T WAIT TILL MOVING DAY TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE FURNITURE WILL FIT OR BE POSITIONED IN YOUR APARTMENT
A common mistake made by many people is over or underestimating how much space they have in their apartment against the size of their furniture. Do your measurements and then make your decision.
DON’T MISTREAT IT
Taking care of your rental furniture means more than cleaning. This means you can’t jump on the bed, use your coffee table as footstools or sit on your couch while you’re dirty and sweaty. Over time, mistreatment can cause wear and tear to the rental furniture and you will end up having to pay for the damage.
DON’T RENT FURNITURE YOU CAN’T AFFORD
This should be obvious, but some can be coaxed into renting furniture outside of their budget. Figure out what you can afford and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You know what you can afford and only you can make those decisions.
Furniture rental isn’t as hard as some people make it out to be. With these tips in mind, you will be able to make better decisions and save a lot of money.