This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.
We hear about things like Rent-A-Center and even Rent-a-Tire, but I didn’t realize that furniture rental was a thing until I was a leasing agent at a high-end apartment property during my last few years of undergrad. We’d work directly with a rental furniture company named CORT that would furnish all of our corporate apartments for anyone who would have a temporary work assignment and required living accommodations. The apartments were beautiful and would provide everything from furniture and bedding, to silverware. From then on I knew that when the time came, renting furniture would be an easy solution to my home furnishing problems. This past weekend, I took to my local CORT store to scout out a few pieces to fill in what we’re currently missing and was able to put in an order before leaving that day.
The time has come and I’m sharing five reasons why I’m going to CORT Furniture Rental –
1) I’M INDECISIVE
I know I’m not the only one. Being in a brand new home, with only a few necessities and pieces of furniture, I’ve got A LOT of space to fill. While it all sounds and looks good in my head and on my Pinterest board, I know from experience it doesn’t always come together the way I envision it. By renting furniture with CORT, I can get a much better feel for my style, my space and even color schemes before investing my own money on pieces. If I want to switch out a table, chair, or rug to get a different feel for the room I’m able to without having to spend thousands.
2) FURNISH COMPLETELY VS PIECE BY PIECE
I don’t know about you, but after buying the house and still having two weddings to fund, I don’t have a full decorating budget that will allow me to furnish my house at all once. It can easily take years to bring your whole house together and with wedding expenses rolling in until next March, I honestly don’t feel comfortable splurging too heavily on home decor. Instead of buying piece after piece of furniture, renting allows me to furnish a room entirely without having to prolong my next purchase. I can select a bed, dresser, and bedding all in one sitting.
3) I CAN CHANGE MY MIND
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased something on a whim, only to find a better fit a few months later. That feeling of having to stick with something because I purchased it even though I found something that I love more is THE WORST! The freedom of knowing that if at any time I can decide on a different item that’s more comfortable, more appealing or more expensive, it’s not a problem.
4) GET RID OF IT GUILT FREE
This is probably my newest and most important reason behind choosing rental furniture. Nate and I had to mesh all of our belongings, his mostly being brown, mine mostly being black – which wasn’t the prettiest mix. Moving into our home, there were flat out things that just could not stay but we had such a hard time parting with them because we’d paid for them. Selling it wasn’t convenient, so it either ended up going to anyone who could take it for free or just into the trash. Now that I know what I’m needing for our home, I have to be extra considerate since it’s not just my home and it’s not just my money. With Nate in the equation, he expects me to make well, thought out decisions in regards to what I’m purchasing for our home. To be quite frank, if I paid for something and ended up not wanting it, I better have a great explanation LOL. With rental furniture, I won’t have this problem. I’ll be able to make sure I love it, or if I want to do something different before it’s time is up.
5) STRESS FREE DELIVERY
I found a piece of art a couple of weekends ago that I was so excited about, I purchased it without even considering how I’d get it home. If I can’t fit a painting into my car, how can I get home a dining table, or decorative chair? Ultimately that means, a ton of delivery fees. But when you rent furniture from a company like CORT, you don’t have to worry about how you’ll get it home or finding a way to get it there. CORT delivers furniture right to your door and assembles it for you, saving you so much time, money and stress! If you can relate to me on any of the 5 reasons above, I highly recommend giving CORT a try. If you know anyone moving or needing to furnish an apartment immediately, CORT is the way to go!
ABOUT CORT Blog – In times of transition, we all need a place to stay, a place to call home. Why hassle with buying, moving, setting up and then having to move, store, sell or discard furniture when you are done with it, when you can rent furniture from CORT? Cost-effective, convenient and hassle-free, furniture rental is the smart, flexible alternative for times of transition. Whatever your style, budget, time frame, or location, CORT is at your service to provide you a furnished life without compromise or commitment.