Everywhere you turn, the sharing economy is big news. Ride sharing, bike sharing, couch surfing — it’s all changing the way we interact with our stuff.
But could it really change the way we think about furniture?
Furnishare is out to prove that a new model of furniture sharing can take the stress out of choosing a dining room set and make furniture fun again. Their subscription furniture service makes finding the right pieces for a New York City apartment a snap for renters — but it also offers a way to make money off of furniture items you may own but no longer love.
For people looking for furniture, here’s how it works. Browse the available items at the website and choose a set of three pieces of furniture for one low subscription cost. Choose a term (three, six or twelve months), and with a click, Furnishare will deliver those items right to your door. By paying a low fee to use the furniture, you’ll save thousands of dollars that would otherwise be invested in a big couch — and then you’d be stuck lugging it around the city for years.
And if you already own that big couch and are, in fact, tired of moving it from place to place, Furnishare works for you, too. Simply go to the website to submit your item to offer it for rent, and Furnishare will come and pick it up for you. When someone subscribes to use it, you get paid — without having to deal with sketchy Craigslist buyers or worry about renting a moving van to get it out of your way.
Furnishare works by connecting people who have furniture to offer with those who need to use it. It’s a bold new way of thinking about furniture for New Yorkers, and it works to save both time and money for everyone.