Moving isn’t always permanent. The company you work for may relocate you for a project, or maybe you’ve decided to study abroad for a few semesters. It could be that you need to relocate to a new state, but your house isn’t quite ready for your arrival. Any of these scenarios will likely require a temporary place to live. Transitioning into a temporary home is very different than packing for your permanent move. Here’s what you need to know as you prepare to go to your temporary home.
If your short term move is bringing you across state lines, chances are you’re not lugging all of your belongings quite yet. If the home you’re leaving isn’t going anywhere, then your belongings have a safe and easy place to stay. But oftentimes, this isn’t the case, and an alternate storage solution is required. You’ll either need to pack everything up or rent a storage space!
Either way, it’s helpful to be sure that you’re only packing things that you will need over the course of your stay. Climate differences are important to consider when packing. Temperatures in southern California will drastically differ from those in the upper northeast region, for example. Your list of needed every-day belongings will change based on these factors.
What is included?
Figuring out what is and isn’t included in your short-term rental home will be helpful in determining what you need to bring as well. Will the apartment be furnished or unfurnished? Will kitchen items be provided or are those your responsibility to bring or buy? Knowing this information ahead of time will keep you from packing unnecessary items and will help ensure you don’t forget anything important.
Also consider the appliances that will come inside your home. Items like your microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and others may seem commonplace but are not always included in rental homes. Check on the amenities and appliances included in your living arrangement, so you can plan accordingly and be well prepared for your move.
Store the rest.
Whatever you don’t bring has to go somewhere, right? If your house isn’t being sold, great. Leave your stuff there! But if you’re selling your home or ending a lease, you’ll want to invest in some storage space. It may seem like just another added expense, but even once you get into a permanent place, it will prove helpful. With storage, you’ll be able to keep the things you don’t need in a safe, secure location. Your desktop computer, for example, is definitely not a necessary item for your temporary home, but it’s also not something you want to toss. Once you’re extended stay is over and it’s time for the big move, a storage unit will be holding all of your things, ready to make your new house feel like home.
Call your local relocation company, A. Arnold Moving today, for all your moving needs. We’ll be glad to help!