Sponsored: Furnishare – For a More Affordable New York

A more affordable New York? Yes, please! Manhattan is one of the most expensive places to live in the country, and the other boroughs and nearby suburbs aren’t exactly cheap. Let’s face it: Landing an affordable apartment in NYC is a feat unto itself, and once you have one, you still have all the other expenses of city living — think parking, subway fares, and hiring movers to get all your furniture down a one-way street and up a narrow, elevator-free hallway to your tiny place.

Luckily, Furnishare is a new service that seeks to take the sting out of getting furniture into your new pad. It’s a subscription service that’s changing the way city-dwellers think about furniture. Instead of shelling out several thousand dollars for a sofa and being stuck with it for the next ten years, Furnishare lets members choose a rental term (or subscription period) for the items they need. Just choose three items and pay a low monthly rate for a period of three, six or 12 months.

The beauty of this system is that you can get only what you need for however long you want. Moving out when your lease is up? Send your items back. Want to change the look of your apartment before you’ve worn out the upholstery? Exchange your Furnishare items for something that suits your evolving tastes. You never have to worry about doing the heavy lifting: Furnishare brings furniture to your door and takes it away when you’re done with it.

Furnishare’s new business model also allows you to offer pieces of furniture you no longer need to those who can use it. Let Furnishare come pick it up, list it online and you’ll make some extra cash when someone chooses to rent it. This beats paying for storage by a long shot, and it gets you the most out of all that Furnishare has to offer.

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