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Moving Between Moves: How To Find The Best Temporary Housing
Author: Chrissy Peters
In an ideal world, planning a move would be effortless. Your existing lease would end the same day your new one begins, thus eliminating the need for temporary housing. However, things have a way of being a little more complicated, leaving you moving between moves. Not to mention, 22% of U.S. adults moved during the pandemic or know someone who did, according to a Pew Research Center survey. So, how do you avoid getting stranded between moving out and into your next home? Fortunately, there are a few options when it comes to preparing for the big move and finding temporary housing for however long you need.
Plan For Your Belongings
One of the biggest issues that people have with short-term housing is figuring out what to do with their things. Some rentals provide basic furniture, while others will require you to bring your own. However, some may just be too small to store your belongings mid-move. If space is a problem, consider renting a storage unit in addition to your rental.
Know Your Accommodation Options
Unless you have friends or family that live nearby and willing to accommodate, you are more likely going to need to find a viable temporary home through a rental or hotel. There are plenty of options to consider, such as short-term rentals with variable lease terms, corporate housing that provides lodging for traveling professions, sublets that will allow you to take over a lease, and vacation rentals like Airbnb. However, most listings may only offer long-term options that range from weeks to months at a time. If you need to find temporary housing for only a few days, chances are you will have an easy time finding safe hotels nearby. In fact, there are over 26 extended stay hotel chains in the U.S., according to Bizstay.com.
Don’t Skip On The Pets
If you’ve got a furry family member or two, make sure to factor them in from the very start. You don’t want to risk finding the perfect rental that meets your budget, only to discover that pets are not allowed. Keep in mind that while some may allow pets, there is usually a hefty additional fee.
Finding temporary housing can take a bit of work, so be sure to start your planning in advance. While moving can be tricky during these uncertain times, the silver lining is that social distancing allows you to have more time to organize your plans and get rid of things you no longer need.
About the Author:
Is a freelance writer and editor, having previously worked in the home care industry for a decade.
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