Should I live in a furnished or unfurnished Orlando apartment?

Photo of Adele PlaceAdele Place uses a service called CORT Furniture to help renters furnish their new apartments.

For those of you who are looking at apartments in Orlando, you may have started asking yourself whether if you should live in a furnished or unfurnished apartment. While the ultimate answer is largely going to depend on you and your circumstances, I can try to help you put some things in perspective.

The first major question to ask is whether you have furniture. If you have furniture you should get an unfurnished apartment right? Well, that is going to depend on several different factors such as how much furniture you have. If you only have bedroom furniture and nothing for the living room, it may be cheaper to just sell your current furniture and move into a furnished apartment. If you're moving into an apartment that is 3 bedrooms or more, it could get very expensive to rent a funiture package that covers every room.

That's not to say there aren't alternatives. If you haven't decided on which of the Orlando apartments to live in, you could look for an apartment that has an option to only furnish the living room. You will be able to keep your bedroom furniture, and have a living room without having to go shopping.

Having too much furniture can be a problem too. If you aren't a Florida resident and happen to live on the other side of the country, it will be a huge hassle to move a lot of furniture into your new place. In addition, it may also cost a lot of money. Take a look at what you have and decide where you are willing to invest a lot of time and money to bring everything you have.

If you are going to bring your furniture, I advise you to get rid of anything useless. Also, make sure that your furniture is going to fit properly in whichever of the apartments in Orlando you are going to move into. Some measuring tape might save you a lot of frustration in the future.

Now if you don't own a single piece of furniture at all, you should obviously move into a furnished apartment right? The answer is going to depend on your future living situation. Do you have any roommates, and do they have any furniture to bring? You don't want to get in a situation where you rented a furnished apartment, and your roommates want to get rid of most of it for their stuff. As silly as it may seem, this does actually happen so make sure that you find out.

Something else you may want to consider how long are you going to be living in the area. If you are a young adult or older, it may not be a bad idea to invest in some furniture, especially if you are going to be staying in the area for a while to work. Even if you end up going through several UCF apartments, it won't be nearly as much of a hassle to move your furniture downtown as it would be across the country.

Whether you live one of the furnished or unfurnished Orlando apartments is ultimately up to you. Take a good look and your life and your future and figure out what kind of situation you are in. The more effort and thought you put into your new home, the happier you will end up being.

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