Apartment Essentials

FURNITURE: Options for getting the furniture you need.

  • RENT

When contacting, remember to ask about a BU student discount.

American Furniture Rental
888-AFR-RENT

Cort Furniture Rental for Students
617-250-8938

Cort Furniture Rental for International Students
617-250-8938

  • BUY NEW

IKEA

Basics Carpet & Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture

  • BUY USED

Boomerangs Thrift Stores
716 Center Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-5120

563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-6128

Cobwebs
703 Center Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-983-0154

Cort Furniture Clearance Center
155 North Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135
617-254-5455

CORT is primarily a furniture rental company. However, they also sell furniture that they have previously rented.

The Goodwill Store
1010 Harrison Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-541-1270

Savers
1230 VFW parkway (at Gardner Street)
West Roxbury, MA 02132
617-323-8231

Other places to check out for used goods in Boston:

craigslist

Renters’ Insurance

Renter’s insurance covers you and your possessions as a renter of an apartment or house. Landlords have insurance, but only for their property, not yours. A standard renter’s policy protects your personal property, in many cases for theft or damage, and may pay for temporary living expenses if your apartment is damaged and unlivable. It may also protect you from personal liabilities.

This list is provided as a courtesy and service for students.  It is not intended to endorse any company or product.

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