In Beacon Hill, this begins the start of the busy moving season.
Below are three tips taking some of the hassle out of furnishing your new Beacon Hill condo or apartment based on my own experience and from working in Beacon Hill for over 20 years.
Figure out how big your condo or apartment really is: Measure!
I have a friend who recently moved to Beacon Hill after receiving a job at MGH. He lived in temporary housing for a while, but decided to move to a Beacon Hill apartment. Just last month, he was finally able to settle everything without problem besides one thing: the furniture he ordered online crammed his Beacon Hill apartment.
While moving, a lot of things usually take up our consciousness. In Beacon Hill, you will need to cancel and set up utilities, figure out how to move your furniture, and re-register your address with your phone, bank, work, school and other important places. For people who’ve just come from abroad, acquiring furniture is important, but surprisingly, it doesn’t occur to some that your furniture might not actually.. fit.
While it may come as a no-brainer for most, it’s surprisingly easy to forget, or even if you don’t forget–easy to put off actually measuring the dimensions of the furniture that you plan to get for your apartment or condominium to look like.
I personally get the feeling: it’s easy to get carried away, imaging how you’d want your apartment to be. But taking time to figure out how large (or small!) everything should be, has definitely got to be something you must not forget to keep in mind.
Use online furniture stores for your Beacon Hill condo
I am sure everyone who’s lived in downtown Boston for long is familiar with the abundance and easy access to good quality and affordable furniture.
Brands like IKEA dominate the market, are always expanding, and are easily accessible through the larger cities by being just a quick train ride or drive away. Delivery services in Boston are also extremely fast, reliable, and relatively inexpensive.
As of this writing, IKEA is running a “New Life” campaign, where delivery is free within their main delivery areas.
Of course, online retailers like Rakuten and Amazon also host many furniture and interior stores on their platform.
Boston Rental Furniture
If you’re moving to Beacon Hill for a short period of time, expect to fly home by a certain deadline, or just don’t want to be hassled by figuring out how to get rid of furniture once you want to throw them away, then another option to consider would be renting furniture for your apartment.
Renting furniture allows the freedom to pick up furniture you want, while knowing that installation and returning would not be a problem in the future. While of course, it might be a bit pricey at first, it’d be better in the long run as it poses more benefits than drawbacks.
One benefit of rental furniture that some people may forget about is getting rid of your furniture when you move out.
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