This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.
I. Hate. Moving.
(I know, I know– I’m a military spouse. I should be used to it!)
But I truly hate moving. I hate packing. I hate unpacking. I hate never being able to find that thing you’re looking for until you open the last box. I loathe the amount of garbage the packing and unpacking creates. Then there are those boxes that stay unpacked that we just pick up and carry with us from place to place. (You know what I’m talking about. Seriously, why do we do that to ourselves?)
But you know what I hate the most?
Messed up furniture.
Our furniture sports dings and scratches, broken corners, cracks. I could wax poetic and say that they’re the souvenirs of wonderful memories. That each scratch reminds me of a moment in time. That each represents a game night or laughter or a dinner or …
The truth is, a crazy type-A personality. The truth is, every time I see the nicks on our furniture, it makes me cringe. It reminds me that our stuff has been shlepped between states and across interstates. It reminds of the time we didn’t secure it in the moving truck well. It reminds me of the time we opened up the back of the truck and a drawer in our media cabinet fell out and shattered on the ground. It reminds me of just how impermanent our life is— how we’ll just pack up this stuff again.
How our stuff will just get nicked and dinged all over again.
But the thing that annoys me the most about all of those marks and damaged spots is that that furniture is ours. We’re stuck with it for awhile because we can’t really own anything nice until we’re done with the military. We don’t have antiques– not unless you count our 8-year-old couch from IKEA.
Maybe you’ve been in that spot too– trying to weigh the options of what makes the most sense for your family. There is a possibility that you’ve probably never thought of: furniture rental.
Furniture rental means furniture that is on-demand. It’s brought in by other people and taken away when you no longer want it. (Um, yes please.) It means a lot less hassle, especially if you’re worrying about furnishing an apartment for a TAD/TDY/separation or if you and your partner are just starting off on your own.
And I’m not talking about the creepy, predatory stores that pop up close to military bases and offer threadbare couches. CORT Furniture Rental, a Berkshire Hathaway company, offers military packages and discounts tailored to our community and the temporary nature of the life we live.
The possibility to rent furniture is another tool to put in your PCS kit so you can make the best choices for you and your family and your present situation. Remember this when you’re watching movers bang your table into a wall or are lifting that sofa for your DITY move. You may just save yourself some money, time, and hassle.