How to Furnish Your First Apartment

For a lot of people, moving into an apartment is the first step after moving out of their parents’ home. This is a big deal and can be overwhelming on its own. It becomes even more stressful when you realize that you actually need to have stuff to put in the apartment. Worry no more. Move For Free is here to provide a few ideas to think about when deciding how to furnish your apartment for rent – making your flight from the nest a little easier.

Know your budget
Before you go HAM and start buying things like ceramic penguin figurines, it’s a good idea to figure out how much money you want to spend. Furnishing an apartment is a gradual process because it can be so expensive, but necessities like a mattress and bed frame are worth the investment. Make a list of all of the items you want in your apartment and estimate the cost of each item. Then, go through and filter it to what you need for your apartment, and start budgeting.

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Know your space
Another thing to consider when furnishing your apartment is how much space you have to work with. If you have a cozy flat, you probably shouldn’t invest in a 6-piece living room set. Measure out your space and begin planning what you want and where you want it to go based on the dimensions you’re given.

Know your apartment guidelines
A lot of apartment complexes advise against painting or putting holes in the walls with nails or screws. To avoid a hefty fee, make sure you understand the rules held by management.

Lastly, keep in mind that the more items you move into your apartment, the more you have to move out whenever you leave. Once you take care of these important orders of business, you’re free to decorate as you please!