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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Renting Furniture

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Moving out on your own can be one of the most exciting times in your life. You are gaining a new sense of freedom and responsibility that you haven't experienced before. And part of that responsibility may include doing everything in your power to save money. One way to do that is to consider renting furniture for your new place. Here are some questions people ask about this process that can help you decide if it's right for you.

1. Is One's Rental Insured? -- Most furniture rental companies will offer you a protection plan that covers your liability in the event of damage from risks such as water, fire and earthquakes. However, most of these protection plans are basic and will not indemnify you in the event of a theft or loss. You may need to obtain renter's insurance to ensure that you have full coverage.

2. Can You Deliver Prior To One's Arrival? -- Nearly every furniture rental company can deliver your furniture before you move in, but you will have to provide the delivery person with entry access to your residence.

3. Do All Furniture Rental Companies 'Rent-To-Own'? -- Most furniture rental companies offer some kind of buying option at the end of the lease period, but terms may differ. For example, some furniture rental companies will provide you with a discounted rate to buy your furniture at lease's end, but they will not apply your monthly payments to the purchase. Other rental companies will apply a portion of your monthly payments to the buying price at lease's end. Check the fine print if you think you might want to buy the furniture when the lease period ends.

4. What Are The Typical Rental Options? -- Most furniture rental companies will allow you to customise the way in which you select your furniture pieces. Some companies let you rent furniture in a room configuration, which means you can select by living area, bedroom, kitchen, etc. Some companies let you rent per individual piece, and others provide you with whole packages. Remember that 'furniture' may include rugs, artwork and lamps, so you have a full range of items from which to choose.

5. Is There a Minimum Lease Period? -- Every furniture rental company will have a  minimum period of time that you have to rent furniture. In general, you won't be able to rent furniture for less than a month, and keep in mind that the longer your rental period, the less you'll pay for the furniture.

For more information or advice, contact a company such as Furniture 'N' More Super Warehouse.


26 November 2014