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The Pros & Cons Of Furnished Apartments

Moving into a new apartment comes with a long list of tasks. From reviewing the terms of your lease to arranging services, changing your mailing address on important documents, and cleaning out cupboards and closets, there's plenty to do.

One of the biggest tasks associated with moving is, of course, moving day itself. Transporting, carrying, and arranging furniture is a major undertaking, as is boxing up smaller items and contending with what can feel like a never-ending sea of packing tape and bubble wrap.

Renting a furnished apartment can alleviate some of the front-end stresses and costs of moving, but can also come with its own potential pitfalls and frustrations.  While every individual tenant’s needs are different and there’s no clear right or wrong when it comes to furnished vs. unfurnished spaces, Globe Property Management’s portfolio of unfurnished apartments foregrounds clean, quality spaces ready to be brought to life with the personal furnishings and belongings of each new renter.  

In this post, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of furnished spaces to help you determine whether or not one of Globe Property Management’s unfurnished apartments may be the best fit for your current situation and circumstances.  

What Is a Furnished Apartment?

A furnished apartment is an apartment that has some furnishings included. There are no strict guidelines for what constitutes a furnished rental space, but most apartments in this category include major furniture items like beds, dressers, appliances, and living room furniture.

A fully furnished apartment might also include things like window coverings, rugs, and kitchen appliances, while a partially furnished apartment might just have some larger furniture pieces. It's always best to ask for details from the property owner when considering the rental of a furnished apartment.  

At Globe Property Management, we manage beautiful unfurnished apartments, which come clean and empty, ready for tenants to personalize them and make them their own.  

Benefits of Renting Furnished Apartments

Short-Term Savings

Renting a pre-furnished apartment can offer substantial short-term savings. Moving in without the cost of purchasing or transporting heavy furniture can be a game-changer, especially if you only need the space for a finite period of time.

Ease and Simplicity

No mess, no fuss. Move-in day is drastically simplified when all that's left to do is accent your new living space with some personal touches. You can still enjoy customized essentials such as your own linens, artwork, and decorations.

Flexible Lifestyle

Are you constantly on the go for work or pleasure? Not sure what the next year may hold? Or making a life transition of some kind? Pre-furnished apartments can offer comfort and security without tying you down with extra belongings.

Cons of Renting Furnished Apartments

Monthly Rent Is More Expensive

A furnished apartment is typically more expensive per month than an unfurnished apartment. You'll have to weigh the convenience against the additional costs based on your own needs and circumstances.

Potential for Additional Costs

When you purchase your own furniture, its care and maintenance is up to you. In a furnished apartment, you may be responsible for repairing or replacing furniture if it breaks or is otherwise damaged.

Limited Décor Options

In a furnished apartment, you don't get any say in the quality or style of the furnishings provided (not to mention that you also don't know how old or clean they may be). If possible, it's always best to see the furnished space in person before making a final decision.

Find Your Next Apartment With Globe Property Management

If, after reading this post, you’re ready to move forward with an unfurnished rental, Globe Property Management offers a wide selection of high-quality Winnipeg apartments for rent in a range of layouts, price ranges, and neighbourhoods. For more information, contact us today!

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