A constant pursuit of better conditions and more favorable standards is one of the reasons why people usually move. Starting a new job or end of the rental lease may force you to move out of the current home before even buying, renting and arranging the new one.
Whether your new home needs repair works or the previous renters cannot move out yet, the fact is that your new place is not ready and you will need to look for some temporary solution. The moving process depends on many variables and unfortunately, it doesn’t go always as expected. In the best-case scenario, the old home is sold on time, so that there is enough money and time to buy a new one and move within previosly planned time-frame.
However, sometimes a short-term housing is a necessary option, especially in case there are some unforeseen circumstances you cannot affect at all. Sometimes selling the old home and buying or arranging the new one are not necessarily consecutive actions. Unfortunately, after selling the old house, finding and purchasing a new home can take a while, so you may want to consider some temporary housing options like hotels, extended stay hotels, corporate housing, a friend’s place, vacation houses… Hotels are suitable for those who plan to stay about a week and don’t have limited moving budget.
All services are offfered in hotels, so you don’t have to move your household items, only the essentials. Extended stay hotels provide lodging for a few weeks. Renting an apartment or a house can be a perfect solution if you are moving into temporary housing for a few months or a year with a family. It is recommended to rent fully equipped appartment or house, so that you don’t have to move your household items with you. Compare all rental possibilities and choose one that works best for you and your family. Choose your temporary residence according to your personal situation.
Guidelines for moving to temporary housing
– Pack only essential items. When packing for temporary accommodation, make sure to take with you only essentials, so that you can move easily to your permanent home afterwards. If you are staying only for a couple of weeks there is no point in moving all your goods with you, especially if your permanent place is fully equipped and furnished. Take all valuables, documents, medications and items of sentimental value with you. If you are moving with children and a pet, make sure they have everything they need on hand. Pack your children’s favorite toys, pajamas, clothes and your pet’s amenities so that everyone may feel comfortable at the new temporary place.
– Find a storage facility. Moving to temporary housing doesn’t mean that you will have to move all your belongings twice. You will need both a short-term residence and a place to store your belongings, because most of them you won’t need before your reach your permanent residence. Depending on your needs and preferences, you will have to rent a storage facility in order to keep your goods safe and protected. If you are moving with the NYC moving company, probably they will be able to provide short-term storage service, which seems to be a very good idea, since they will transport your goods from your old place to the storage area and then to your permanent location. This service may cause additional expenses, but given the time and effort it will save you, it is certainly worth spending some extra cash. Just make sure that the storage unit meets all your criteria in terms of size, safety, accessibility for you and employees,…It is always recommended to request climate controlled storage unit.
– The paperwork If your temporary lodging is in a different country or state and if you are staying a bit longer you may need to apply for a change of some documents – a temporary change of address, driver’s license and insurance policy.