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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 in Mexico 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.

Packages can be designed especially for rental properties, with items that are meant to withstand heavy use such as sofas with performance fabrics and glass protectors over 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.

Interior decorators create furniture packages. This means that the new 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 necessarily 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 a good choice for avoiding stress.

Sheryl Novak is an expat Canadian who has owned a home in Mexico for over 10 years. She is the owner of SOLutions Mexico — the online furniture store for your home in Mexico. She is considered the expert on sourcing all styles of furniture, for all sizes of budgets, in Mexico. Email the author at sa.novak@solutionsmexico.com for a free newsletter on how to get good value on furniture in Mexico.

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