Most college students are not concerned of how their living quarters away from home look like. As long as there is a bed to sleep, a chair to sit on, that is enough for him or her. However, when you get inside an empty apartment, don’t you ever panic, wondering how to fit all your stuff inside it? You begin to see that you need furniture and you have no budget for them. You are in a dilemma whether to get a furnished apartment or not.
A furnished apartment makes things easier for anybody, especially the students. With all the worries about semester classes, trying to choose which career to get, meeting new friends, learning where to buy cheap pizza, and many more, worrying about what furniture to buy will be overwhelming. If the apartment is furnished, all the student does is move in, put some posters on the walls and that’s it. They are ready for college life.
What Furnishings to Expect From a Furnished Apartment for Students
- Living room furniture – couches, desks, dining table and chairs are basic furniture provided for college rentals.
- Bedroom furniture – A single or double bed, dresser, nightstand and closet for storage. Most apartments rented out to students do not include linens and towels. Some apartment owners provide curtains for the windows.
- Kitchen – basic appliances such as stove, utensils, dishes for dining, silverware, pots and pans, and different spatulas.
- Bathroom – a toilet and a shower or bath, shower curtains and rags.
- Cleaning supply – mops, and possibly a vacuum cleaner, so you can keep the unit clean at all times and not allow dirt and dust to accumulate.
- Telephone and television – check if internet service in included in the rent and also cable for your television.
- Laundry – washer and dryer and an iron and iron board.
- Utilities – Be sure to check what utilities are provided in the furnished apartment and what are not.
To make the apartment more personal and look and feel like home, you can provide house plants, pictures of family and friends, your artwork, your favorite chair and anything that will make it look like home.
Some students share the apartment with their cousins or close friends so that they can save on their budget. It is also safer to be with other students than living alone. But this will later create an issue should some of them do not pay their share regularly.