Move People, Not Furniture

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Lodgeur’s founder was quoted in the New York Times, in an article about the circular economy and fast furniture: “‘Fast Furniture’ Is Cheap. And Americans Are Throwing It in the Trash.” Here, we elaborate on why renting furnished apartments reduces environmental waste.

The shift from bulky DVD collections to a focus on digital assets and experiences

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal holds the record for the largest purchase ever made at Walmart. When relocating to a new city after a trade, Shaq found himself in need of a fully furnished living space. He embarked on an unprecedented shopping spree at Walmart, spending an astonishing $70,000 in a single day. This colossal purchase highlights the hassle and expense of moving into an furnished home.

As Gen Z and millennials come of age, they are increasingly valuing experiences over things. This shift in consumer behavior is driven by a desire to reduce their environmental impact, embrace minimalism, and prioritize meaningful experiences. These generations want more than just furnished apartments for an extended stay; they want to make sure their money goes toward something that will leave lasting memories. To achieve this goal, many have embraced the concept of circular economy–extending the lifecycle of products and materials to reduce waste and conserve energy. By investing in experiences rather than things, Gen Zers and millennials are helping pave the way for a more sustainable future.

Gen Z and millennials are pioneering a new way of living that puts experiences over possessions. In comparison to previous generations, Gen Zers and millennials buy less stuff. They have Netflix accounts instead of DVD collections. They prefer digital assets and experiences to portable property.

Shift to flexible, furnished apartments

By embracing the concept of circular economy–extending the lifecycle of products and materials to reduce waste and conserve energy–Gen Zers and millennials are helping pave the way for a more sustainable future.

This shift in consumer behavior is further evidenced by the increasing demand for furnished apartments and extended stays. It’s easier on your wallet, back and environment to move people instead of furniture into your next home.

Moving into a fully furnished apartment has numerous advantages over dragging furniture to an empty unit. This blog discusses the big ones.

Convenience is the ultimate luxury

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Furnished apartments provide an effortless solution for those who are moving, as they can move in and begin living immediately. The bed is made and the wifi is ready. This is especially beneficial for individuals who may not have the time or funds to acquire and arrange their own furniture when relocating to a new city.

Moving into a furnished apartment can be an incredibly convenient process for those who are relocating. Not only does it save them the hassle of bringing their furniture along, but also the time and money it takes to purchase new pieces.

Furnished apartments come with everything necessary to establish a comfortable and home-like atmosphere, such as fully furnished kitchens complete with housewares, like cookware and dishes, vacuums, bed and bath linens, and much more. All utilities are already set up, helping to save the hassle of setting appointments, signing contracts or paying deposits.

Flexible extended stays – because life is unpredictable

Furnished apartments can be an ideal choice for those in the process of transitioning – such as students, interns and business travelers. These people may not want to purchase furniture for a temporary residence, making furnished apartments the go-to answer that provides them with the flexibility they need.Furnished apartments can be a great option for those who are experiencing change in their lives, such as students, interns and business travelers. In these cases, furnished apartments provide the flexibility individuals need without having to worry about purchasing furniture for what could be a temporary residence.

Renting furnished apartments can also give the freedom to relocate quickly and easily, without being tied down to furniture. This allows for a much more mobile lifestyle and opens up many opportunities – from extended stay to temporary residencies or even just a place to call home during a transition period.

Having the ability to terminate your booking on short notice, allows you to stay as long as you like while you look for your “forever home”. We block the booking calendar so you can extend your booking. And if you find that forever home or your work assignment ends sooner than expected, you can terminate that extended stay on 14 days’ notice.

Renting furnished apartments is more cost-effective for extended stays

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Lodgeur’s Digital Nomad Suites are ready for WFH and conference calls.

If you’re looking for an apartment with fewer long-term commitments, opting for a furnished one can be much more budget-friendly than renting an empty space and then buying all the furniture. Moving into a furnished apartment can be an incredibly convenient and cost-effective solution for extended stays or long-term leases. Not only will you save on upfront costs of purchasing items for your home, but furnished apartments also provide savings down the line by eliminating ongoing costs such as installation fees, delivery charges, and storage fees.

Space-optimizing design

Furnished apartments are the ideal choice for those seeking a space-saving solution, as they come fitted with furniture specifically tailored to fit their dimensions. Moving in furniture from elsewhere can take up more room and prove expensive compared to furnished dwellings that already have it all!

The environmental benefits of joining the circular economy

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By using furnished apartments, you can also take part in a circular economy; this means that the furniture is reused with each new booking. This way, people benefit from furnished apartment rentals while reducing the need for new furniture production and reducing transportation waste.

Together, we’re promoting the reduction of resources consumed and waste produced. It also helps reduce our collective carbon footprint in the long run. So if you’re looking for an extended stay or relocating to a new city, consider furnished apartments for a smart and sustainable solution. Move people, not furniture!

(Learn more about how on-demand housing is greener.)

Professional styling vs. mismatched design

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Professionally furnished apartments offer all the comforts of home, with an aesthetic charm and particular design that many people lack the time or money to achieve on their own. Instead of working around a few existing pieces of furniture picked over the years, a professionally designed apartment means everything was selected to coordinate together. Not only are these places invitingly cozy, but they provide a sense of ease knowing you don’t have to worry about designing your living space from scratch.

Choose a furnished apartment for your next home

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Furnished apartment by Lodgeur at Mid Main Lofts.

In summary, furnished apartments are a convenient and cost-effective solution for people who are moving, offering flexibility, turn-key solution, space-saving, and professional styling. It can be a great option for people in transition, such as students, interns, business travelers or people relocating to a new city.

By choosing furnished apartments, you can make your move easier – with less stress, more convenience and a cost-saving approach. So don’t worry about hauling furniture from one place to the other; just book a furnished apartment and get moving!

If you’re planning to WFH, check out our Digital Nomad Suites.

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