Furnish Your Berlin Flat With roomovo
Once you’ve accomplished the impossible and found a flat to rent in Berlin, you’re faced with the daunting task of furnishing your flat. There are so many basic things that you need, a bed, wardrobe, couch, lights, and more. If you’re kitchen hasn’t been outfitted as of yet, you have your work cut out for you placing your order and then waiting for the kitchen to arrive, be assembled, and then installed. If you shop from furniture stores other than IKEA, you may have to wait days, weeks, and even months for your purchases to arrive. Maybe you want to furnish your apartment with vintage pieces scoured from flea markets, antique shops, and deals from eBay Kleinanzeigen. Even then, it will take time. Our time is precious these days, as is our money. Not many people have enough cash to purchase all of their furniture upfront and at once, as they usually need several months to make their flat into that “perfect home”.
No one wants to spend time in an empty flat. It doesn’t make sense to live in a space that doesn’t feel like home. So what do you do? Rent some furniture from a company like roomovo. You might have heard about people renting furniture to stage a house for being rent or sold but have you ever thought about renting furniture to fill your home while you’re waiting to build it up with pieces that you own yourself? You can start by channeling your money into your initial rent deposits, ordering a new kitchen, and more. Or perhaps you’re only in Berlin for a brief time, on a limited time visa or work contract. It wouldn’t make sense to spend all that time and money to buy new or used furniture, only to have to put in a lot of work later on to sell all the pieces when you’re ready to leave Berlin again. In any case, roomovo’s the answer, as you have your pick of modern and stylish furniture that suits your tastes, the choice to rent it for a specific period of time, and the ability to return it without a fuss when you don’t need it anymore.
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Furnish Your Berlin Flat With roomovo
Sound intriguing? Let’s dig deeper into exactly how roomovo works and how using their services makes settling into your new expat life as seamless as possible.
How does roomovo work?
Start by specifying a rental period – you can choose anywhere from three to 12 months with the minimum rental period being three months. The longer the rental period, the cheaper the monthly fee. Even better, contracts are flexible and you can cancel at anytime with the appropriate notice.
2) Pick out your furniture with roomovo
This is where the real fun begins. Browse through the roomovo furniture offerings and choose your furniture. You can select specific packages to furnish an entire room, like this living room one for €93.46. You can also rent individual pieces like this couch for €32.99 a month or this bookcase for €11.99 a month.
3) Place your order with roomovo
As you begin the checkout process, you can opt to buy “roomovo Care” for a small monthly fee. It acts as a damage waiver to help to cover the costs of any accidental damages that may happen when the furniture is with you. Note – having your own personal liability insurance is advisable.
When you submit your first order, you’ll be required to pay your first month’s rent right away. At the time of writing, the only payment option is to pay by credit card.
4) Get your furniture delivered and setup
Delivery and installation costs are included and deliveries usually happen within one to two weeks after you place your order. roomovo will notify you within a few days when they have a more specific delivery date. The process is stress free as roomovo does everything for you – they bring their tools, assemble the pieces, and take all the leftover debris like cardboard and plastic with them when they leave.
5) Start enjoying your new home with roomovo
It’s time to sit back and relax. Grab a coffee, a good book, and curl up on that new couch of yours. Go take that first good night’s rest on the comfortable new bed.
6) Decide what to do when the contract ends with remoovo
You have a number of options at this point – you can extend your current contract, exchange for new furniture, buy the furniture you already have, or cancel your contract. Visit roomovo for more information.
Would you consider using roomovo to furnish your new Berlin flat? Do you have any other questions? Drop a line in the comments below.
Good To Know
1) As of right now, roomovo only operates in Berlin and their website is only available in German.
2)They don’t rent out kitchen appliances or household electronics live TVs.
3) More questions about how everything works? Browse their extensive FAQ.
4) Subscribe to the roomovo newsletter for a €25.00 discount off your first order.
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*Disclosure – In order to help keep you informed about ways to quickly and easily settle into your new Berlin life, I collaborated with roomovo. As always, any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.