The 2 best ways to budget for apartment furniture

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The cost of furnishing an entire apartment all at once can add up. In this lesson we’ll give you two great tips to fill up your space and make it feel like home without breaking the bank.

The 2 best ways to budget for apartment furniture

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The 2 best ways to budget for apartment furniture

renting an apartment

The cost of furnishing an entire apartment all at once can add up. In this lesson we’ll give you two great tips to fill up your space and make it feel like home without breaking the bank.

Here are 2 things you can do to affordably furnish your new apartment:

 

Thing 1: Find the free!

 

  • Get hand-me-downs from family and friends if they’re in the area
  • Browse Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or a thrift stores.

 

You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to GIVE stuff away if you’re willing to come take it off their hands for them.

Thing 2: Rent your furniture!

 

Rather than blow your entire budget on these, did you know you can rent and pay a fraction of the price up front to get everything you need?! You’ll have small monthly payments, and the option to put your payments toward owning the items over time when you use companies like Fernish.

 

Benefits of renting your furniture:

  • Got roommates? You can rent the items that you’ll use in your shared spaces! Everyone can contribute equally the same way you would with a monthly utility bill!
  • The cost of getting a sofa, table and chairs, and some decor ends up being less than your electric bill. So rather than save up money to live in luxury later, why don’t live in luxury NOW and save up during that?
  • You’ll have flexibility when someone moves out to decide whether to continue renting, return, or even buy things out individually.
  • You’ll get free delivery and assembly, free pickup, and a free move at the end of your initial subscription period when you use Fernish.
  • You don’t need to make a forever choice on any of the things either and can swap items out or return them whenever you want!
  • Check out Fernish here!

what's in this lesson?

The cost of furnishing an entire apartment all at once can add up. In this lesson we’ll give you two great tips to fill up your space and make it feel like home without breaking the bank.

Transcript

Here are 2 things you can do to affordably furnish your new apartment:

 

Thing 1: Find the free!

 

  • Get hand-me-downs from family and friends if they’re in the area
  • Browse Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or a thrift stores.

 

You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to GIVE stuff away if you’re willing to come take it off their hands for them.

Thing 2: Rent your furniture!

 

Rather than blow your entire budget on these, did you know you can rent and pay a fraction of the price up front to get everything you need?! You’ll have small monthly payments, and the option to put your payments toward owning the items over time when you use companies like Fernish.

 

Benefits of renting your furniture:

  • Got roommates? You can rent the items that you’ll use in your shared spaces! Everyone can contribute equally the same way you would with a monthly utility bill!
  • The cost of getting a sofa, table and chairs, and some decor ends up being less than your electric bill. So rather than save up money to live in luxury later, why don’t live in luxury NOW and save up during that?
  • You’ll have flexibility when someone moves out to decide whether to continue renting, return, or even buy things out individually.
  • You’ll get free delivery and assembly, free pickup, and a free move at the end of your initial subscription period when you use Fernish.
  • You don’t need to make a forever choice on any of the things either and can swap items out or return them whenever you want!

Additional Resources

  • Check out Fernish here!

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