Is it worth it to rent furniture or buy

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  1. TeacherCuriousExplore

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    So I will be moving next week! and I can continue to teach online but in a home office. While moving out the old spot, I am having a hard time with finding someone to move my heavy things. I eventually found movers to move my things for an expensive price. With that being said, would it be wise to rent furniture for the new spot so that the rental company can come to remove everything themselves? Besides, I am only looking to stay 2 to 3 years max so investing in furniture that will wear and tear like my old furniture does not seem to be a good decision
     
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    Renting furniture or appliances is never a good option.

    I'm confused about your statement of furniture wear and tear after 2 to 3 years since all but one couch in my house is 25+ years old.
     
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    With the prevalence of yard and garage sales, thrift stores, and Craigslist, I would never rent furniture. Buy it inexpensively and give it away when you move. Who knows, you may come to love it and take it with you when you leave years from now.
     
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    We seem to think alike!
     
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    More often than not!
     
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    Mine happened to get worn down over the years
     
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    I did that to my previous furniture
     
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    The problem is I cant find anyone to help me move the things
     
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    The movers were too expensive
     
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    Well, your parents want you back to run the kindergarten - in my family, they would step up and help with rental of a van, find people who could be strong backs, or help shell out some cash to make the move happen. Rent a trailer, van, or truck, and let your parents help you recruit high school or college students to do the heavy lifting. I've moved cross town, cross state, and across the country, and everyone always helped out to the best of their abilities. If your family is devoid of men, I would suggest finding some way to move the smaller stuff with something you can rent and selling the rest where it is. Use the money from the sale to buy more used furniture where you are going. What I wouldn't do is spend a lot to move stuff that I didn't view as truly irreplaceable. All of this is, of course, simply my opinion. Do as you feel you must.
     
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    Now that is a relative term.
     
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    I can't imagine the cost of movers is more than the cost of renting furniture or buying new furniture. Last time I moved, I believe I paid $125 for movers. Shop around for the best price.
     
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    I’m confused. You can’t just leave the furniture in your current place when you move out, so why don’t you just take it with you to the new place?
     
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    So, you are planning on leaving the furniture in your old place? Would that mean you will automatically lose your security deposit, be fined for leaving the furniture, and possible be charged more rent for not leaving on time??? How can that be more expensive than cheap movers? And, what will that do to your credit rating and ability to rent a new place if the old place dings you?
     
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    Movers are less expensive than renting furniture. Perhaps your parents can help you move.
     
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    Hire a few college kids with a pick up.
     
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    Movers are way less expensive that renting furniture.

    And if you rent furniture and damage it through accidents, negligence, or wear & tear, there will be extra charges through the rental company.

    The only people who rent furniture around here are people who have no other option. Generally they have poor credit and little money, so they can't pay outright or get financing for decent furniture.

    My $200 entertainment room sofa looks disheveled after just two years. My three $1500 to $2000 sofas look great after more than 20 years. Quality holds up.

    I've moved twice without movers. High school and college kids are always looking for extra money.
     
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