Supply chain disruptions have made a lot of us rethink how to decorate our homes over the last 2 years. With low supply and delayed delivery times, consumers have been forced to turn towards alternative resources like furniture rentals to meet their needs – and the reasons why go beyond what the pieces look like. So, if you’ve just moved to Texas and into your new apartment, and you’re on the fence about how to fill your blank canvas, take a look at our top reasons to rent furniture.
#1. It is perfect for those who are on the move
Are you a budding young professional searching for a gig in one of your dream cities? A candidate applying for a job transfer? A member of the military traveling base to base? Or a student living in an off campus apartment with plans to move the following semester? When you’re in a kind of situation that keeps you on your toes, and you find yourself in a temporary home, spending a lot of money on new furniture doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. Renting furniture, on the other hand, does. It’s perfect for short stays! You decide how long you’d like to rent, and when the time comes for your next adventure, you simply schedule a pickup and we take care of the rest.
#2. It’s wallet-friendly
Let’s face it: the initial and long-term costs of upkeep with furniture can, indeed, cost a bomb. So, if you need a low-cost alternative to purchasing furnishings, then you should absolutely give renting a thought. In fact, the trend of renting furniture has emerged as a response to the exponential economic growth and skyrocketing furniture prices. And the movement is fast catching up by dint of its varied selection and cost-effective rates! You can have that magazine-worthy home at a fraction of the budget and sweat.
#3. It’s fast and hassle-free
Furniture shopping is time- and energy-consuming. And some of us have neither time nor energy for going in and out of stores, testing out different models, hunting down bargains, waiting for it to be delivered to our doorstep, and then setting everything up. That’s where furniture rental comes to the rescue. CORT is a one-stop solution that allows you to explore Move-In Ready® furniture packages, décor, housewares, and more for every room in your home.
Place your order, and the items you’ve picked out could be sitting in your home in as little as 48 hours. CORT will do all the heavy lifting.
#4. You can personalize your living space
If you’ve just moved to Austin, and you’re decorating your first apartment, then you’re probably shopping for furniture based on a budget. Therefore, another reason to lease furniture is that you can pick from more stylish pieces that fit your personality and style. Choose a few statement pieces to transform any room from a cookie-cutter to a unique ambiance, or saturate your entire place in some country charm and Southern elegance to make your Austin apartment a true Texan paradise!
#5. There are no long-term commitments
Don’t know what your style is? Another reason to get your furniture on rent is that it can help you identify and develop your personal style by testing a bunch of different options from the top down. That’s probably one of the best things about this growing trend – you can change your mind, whereas the alternative locks you into your purchase for a long time, even if the items go out of fashion or your style changes. Swaps and upgrades are easy with rentals.
So, if you are tired of the same old look of your Austin home, transfer your old furniture into a storage facility based in North Austin to free your space, and rent out some fresh new items. The climate-controlled storage unit will keep your old pieces safe and sound until you find a buyer.
#6. Furniture Rental is sustainable
One of the top reasons to rent furniture is sustainability. So, let’s talk a little about that. While you might not believe it, furniture rental is truly one of the most environmentally-friendly choices you can make. Think about it: once most people are done with their old furniture, odds are high that they will either find it a new owner or throw it away at the end of its life cycle. Furniture rental with CORT is much more eco-friendly because we offer high-quality furniture that’s been chosen with longevity in mind. In fact, after our furniture has completed its rental lifecycle, it’s moved to CORT Outlet to be sold rather than thrown into a landfill.
The “circle of life” our furniture undergoes saves 350,000 tons of CO2 annually versus competitors who sell furniture new. Do your part to end the devastating effects of “fast furniture” by picking durable, quality-made, beautiful furniture and embracing furniture rental with CORT.