Fully furnishing a home is stressful. Furnishing a home in Mexico, when your Spanish is as limited as your time, takes it up to a whole new level.
The most convenient way to furnish a home abroad is with a furniture package. Furniture packages are a turn-key approach. It is a complete solution ready for almost immediate use.
Imagine ordering your furniture package and only a few weeks later when you put the key in the door…voila! Inside, everything is ready to go. Furniture all in place. Beds ready to be slept in. Food and household supplies already stocked. (Yes, there are complete packages with everything from large items to soup and nuts.)
Furniture and home packages are perfect for those homeowners who are planning to rent out their places when not in use. Some packages designed especially for rental properties.
Items for rental homes are meant to withstand heavy. Sofas have performance fabrics and glass protects wood tables and dressers.
Good furniture packages for rental units generally includes sturdy, functional items that are lower cost. Additional décor such as pops of vibrant color on feature walls, good linens, and artwork give the rental property sizzle. As a result, the owner gets a better return on their investment.
Professional interior designers create furniture packages. This means that the homeowner also gets a professionally designed look for a fraction of the price. The cost of the interior decorator’s time is spread across all packages sold. This saves you thousands of dollars while getting a stunning, pulled-together look you would see in home décor magazines.
Don’t like one or two of the items in the package? Often you can switch out the piece you do not like for one that better fits your style. Make sure to ask up front if this is an option.
When selecting a company with furniture packages, look for one with a show store where you can check out the quality of the items available. They may also have samples of finishes and covers in store. This gives you an opportunity to personalize your package and put your own touches to your new home.
The best part of ordering a furniture package is that all logistics are taken care of. Shipping companies in Mexico do not have sophisticated tracking systems, so it is difficult to know specifically where any item is at any time. Ask anyone who has had anything delivered in Mexico, and you will be regaled with tales of waiting for weeks and months for an elusive item. A company that handles logistics for you is one of the best ways to avoid stress.
Sheryl Novak is an expat from Canada who sells furniture across Mexico. Novak is the owner of SOLutions Mexico, an online furniture store and an expert on sourcing all styles of furniture, for all budgets, in Mexico. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.