Created on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:36
Temporary Housing for Long Distance Moves
When moving long distance, temporary housing can become a
necessity. Often times, there will be a gap in time between when
you arrive in your new city and when you can actually move into
your new home. Here are 4 ideas to keep in mind when it comes
to looking for temporary housing.
Research the location ahead of time. Moving yourself and your
family long distance can be extremely stressful without the worry
of finding temporary housing. When looking for a short term place
to call home, it is extremely important to make sure the location you choose is in a safe neighborhood.
Use the internet and read reviews of people who have been to the area. Call local churches and police
stations to inquire about crime rates. Being and feeling safe go a long way when making a big cross
Convenience is important. Are you moving due to a work relocation? To be closer to family or friends?
Finding housing that is in a central, convenient location will make the move less stressful. Housing that
seems cheaper may not always be the best option. Is the temporary home close to the grocery,
mall, schools or hospital? If not, the amount you could spend fueling your car and on travel time may
be better used towards the cost of a more convenient location.
Check social media and newspapers for housing listings. A lot of times, people think the only options
for temporary housing are long term hotel stays. This is often times not true, and can be completely
avoided if you are willing to put in the effort in finding another location. Websites, such as craigslist,
and the local newspaper, have sections where people list apartments or bedrooms they are looking
to rent out for a few weeks or months.Sometimes this is the best option, and is easily attained by
visiting the correct websites.
Extended stay hotels are not necessarily a bad thing! If it is possible to find an extended stay hotel
that is in a convenient and safe location, this can be the ideal option for temporary housing.
All dishes and towels are provided, and maid service will ensure your place is always tidy, and that
your bed sheets and linens are kept clean. Also, all utilities are included in the cost of your room
rental, which can save money and the stress of having to pay for your utilities for a few weeks