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Ok, so I also started off with the recommendations of the some people in the apartment industry (Thanks to Mama Martin) and also what former TDY-ers like myself have done.
TDY = Temporary Duty Assignment. I don't know where the Y came from unless it's from "Duty" and TSA would confuse the alphabet soup that is the government.
How did I finally decide on which company to use? The offering of a sleeper sofa. That's right. That's how I decided. All other factors (price, delivery, fees, etc.) were mostly equal, I needed a defining characteristic. I know that I have friends and family that want to visit while I am in DC, so I knew that I would need a place for them to sleep. (Or in the case of the parents and grandparents, a place I would like to sleep while they're in my bed.)
The team at Churchill Corporate Furniture have been great and answering all of my questions and changing my order as my mood changes.
The great thing about these furniture rental companies is that I can also rent a vacuum, DVD player, TV, and all of the kitchen pieces. I plan on bringing my own linens though because that? Gives me the heebeejeebees. I will probably get lamps out there because I don't know where I will want the lamps and how many I will need. As far as decor, I have a couple of things that I'll be bringing, but the minimalist look is so in right now, right?
Without further adieu, here's what I've got on the furnishings so far:
|Dresser sans mirror with matching nightstands|
|Coffee and end tables|
|The prophet sleeper sofa...and a POP! of color|
|Seriously. How perfect would that have been?!|
Next up on the checklist is utilities. Verizon or Comcast? Comcast or DirectTV? Oy. This could get interesting.