We rent out of choice not need as we move every 4 years but were not military. Our home is 30 years old. We have lived here 7 months.
We are not poor. We move because of the company my husband works for. We do not like to invest in things because movers have broken a lot of stuff already. Our next move is our last and then we'll invest in stuff.
The desk is a pass down item 3 generations so far. The 1 dresser and small table were bough at an estate sale for me to restore.