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|Move Loot makes furnishing your first NYC nest a snap.|
Finding your very first New York City apartment is nerve-racking and exhilarating at the same time. There’s so much to think about once you’ve signed that lease. From adjusting to life in the Big Apple to affording the rent, the moving process in NYC is a huge undertaking. That being said, Move Loot –– an online home furnishings marketplace –– has just launched in New York City and can make moving and furnishing your first nest a snap.
Search Move Loot and choose from an array of consigned home furnishings at great prices. You can browse by type of furniture, room, color, price, and more. Looking for a round coffee table to place in front of your sofa? Or that perfect upholstered armchair for a corner in your bedroom? Move Loot has dozens to choose from. What’s more, unlike many furniture manufacturers, Move Loot often delivers just 24 hours after you order. No waiting days or weeks for delivery. Bonus: Purchases over $99 include free delivery.
Before you start shopping, however, keep these points in mind for a stress-free experience when furnishing your new pad.
|With Move Loot, there’s no waiting weeks for delivery.|
Measure, measure, and measure more.
You’ll want to be certain that any new furniture you purchase will not only work in your apartment, but be able to get inside. It’s no secret that you’ll be using an elevator or walking up several sets of stairs when you decide to take on apartment life. Know that older elevators tend to be small, and stairwells can be narrow in prewar buildings, so invest in a measuring tape if you don’t own one already. If you’re not savvy at recording accurate measurements, ask your super to lend a hand. Don’t ignore the halls or doorways, which might be the trickiest.
|Dreaming of a Chesterfield sofa? Measure your elevator, hallways, and doors so you know what sizes will fit.|
Ready your apartment for furniture.
Get your place spic and span before you show up with furniture. Try and schedule your move-in date accordingly so you have at least a day to do basic household cleaning such as vacuuming, washing the floors, and scrubbing the kitchen and bath.
If you have time, paint before moving any furniture. If not, be prepared to take furniture out of the room you’re painting or completely cover it in plastic in case you splatter or spill.
Go smaller rather than larger.
If your apartment is a studio, small one-bedroom, or the rooms in your apartment are compact, you’ll do best to avoid over-sized furniture. Think apartment-size, and pull out that measuring tape once again because you’ll need it when you go shopping.
|Go smaller rather than larger.|
Buy key furniture pieces first.
Start with larger items that are must-haves such as a sofa, bed, desk (if you need one) and a dining table (if you have the space). After you’ve purchased the furniture that you’ll use every day, you can fill in with smaller pieces or accoutrements like that gilded Klismos chair you love, or that small-scale lacquered entry console you’ve been dreaming of.
What happens if you purchase a piece and it doesn’t fit in your room, or elevator? Or, what if it doesn’t look like what you thought it would? Don’t sweat it. You can refuse the piece upon delivery or return it to Move Loot within 48 hours at no cost.
|If you purchase a piece from Move Loot and it doesn’t fit or it’s not what you had in mind, you can return it within 48 hours of delivery.|
This post was sponsored by Move Loot, a curated home furnishings marketplace for designer steals and vintage gems that makes moving easy. A big thank you to our fans for supporting our sponsors. Companies like Move Loot help us continue to bring the best of the New York life to all of you.