When you move, the question of whether a furnished apartment or an unfurnished apartment is better will come up quite quickly. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first apartment of your own that you’re moving into for studies or training in another city, or if you’re mid-life and moving your center of life: You should take your time when deciding whether to move into an apartment with furniture or take your own furniture with you.
If you have your own furniture and want to continue using it, you first need a way to transport it. For the transport of furniture you will usually need to rent a vehicle, because with a car you can transport only the smallest furniture. Renting a cargo vehicle will incur additional costs that you will save if you move into a furnished apartment. In addition, you will need the help of at least one other person when loading and unloading the rental vehicle. It’s easy to underestimate the weight of furniture like a closet and bed. If your friends do not have time to help you load and unload the furniture, you will have to hire someone. While you can accomplish this over the internet, you will also have to pay for the moving helper. So, if you choose a furnished apartment, you will save on both the rental cost of the vehicle and the salary for the mover.
Rarely will your new apartment be accessible at ground level. If you don’t rent a furnished apartment, you and your helpers will have to carry the furniture through the house in addition to the moving boxes. In doing so, you should not underestimate the risk of accidents that a steep staircase, for example, poses. Your furniture or the hallway can be damaged. In the worst case, a fall occurs, which means that you are also liable for damages or have to pay compensation for pain and suffering. With a furnished apartment you do much easier, because you have only your moving boxes, which are usually easy to grab and carry.
If you rent a furnished apartment, you can also be sure that the furniture will both fit visually and make the best use of the available space. With a furnished apartment you save money, stress and work and can concentrate fully on the start of your new life.