Ah, the midsummer lease renewal: a New York City tradition.
If you’re in the midst of moving hell as we speak (or perhaps just finally ready to commit to a farm table), we know a site that may be a lifesaver: AptDeco.
It’s a new peer-to-peer marketplace in NYC for buying and selling preowned furniture--like Craigslist, only without all the “Nigerian princes.”
Say your long-beloved overstuffed sofa won’t quite fit through your new brownstone’s stairwell. Take a few photos and list it. (You can even specify the available dates for pickup.) Or, conversely, if you’re upgrading spaces and can finally accommodate an antique steamer trunk, look for it here. You’ll find a pretty extensive range of pieces--from a practical Pottery Barn accent table to a statement-making pair of Jonathan Adler velvet chairs.
The best part of all: No U-Haul reservations are required. AptDeco allows you the option of using its professional delivery service, which is currently free for items over $500 by using the code “HIJUNE.” (It’s normally about $65.)
Sure, a 19 percent selling fee is steep, but when the only other option is waiting on Frank from Staten Island to bring his van, we’re gonna go with this.