We are in the business of temporarily relocating homeowners, renters, and those in the insurance industry. We hope to make it a comfortable and seamless process; as long or as short as your stay may be. You’ve most likely found your way here or on to our site looking for answers, so here are 6 tips to help you get started with handling your temporary housing like a boss. Trying to keep things simple, and find those services that can help make the transition a bit easier, is key to an enjoyable temporary situation. Let’s take a look at the tips!
Rather than feeling rushed into replacing your furnishings immediately or having to move all your furnishings from location to another, you have the option to rent quality furniture for your temporary stay. Say you must move again 3-6 months down the road, renting furniture can help you to avoid moving your furniture over again.
Opt for storage
Additionally, if you can manage to live with only the items you REALLY, TRULY need during relocation, you can put the rest in storage for safe-keeping. This will help limit the number of items you need to care for and keep track of. Less stuff means less clutter and more time to spend as a family.
Open a P.O. Box
Maintain consistent service of your mail by opening a P.O. box. Depending on location, this could be helpful or may not work out for you. This will also help to ensure proper forwarding of your mail. You can apply online at usps.com https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm or go to your local post office.
Tip: Pay your fees in advance and use a rewards credit card to collect points.
Make sure you unpack & organize
If you followed the advice and opted to keep most of your items in storage, you should still unpack and organize to make your temporary space FEEL more like home. Make it your own. There are many things you can do to add a special touch all your own, we listed a few in our post, Tips for the short term https://www.crsth.com/blog/tips-short-term/.
Plan your meals
The extra $$ spent eating out may not seem to but will add up. Make sure you have the regular kitchen items that you may need, or find ways to improvise if items are not available to you. Rice cookers, Instant Pots, and Crockpots make great everyday meals. Pinterest is a great resource for recipes, most of which can be gathered in a matter of minutes for an entire week of meals – I’ve done it!
Try some of these recipes: Easy Orange Chicken via Listotic | Chicken Alfredo Tortellini via Listotic | 5-Ingredient Steak Fajitas via Fit Slow Cooker Queen | Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna (Ravioli) via Spend with Pennies | Slow Cooker Lo Mein via Damn Delicious
Tip: Housewares can also be rented through a reputable furniture vendor along with temporary furnishings!
Close to home
Keep your temporary house close to home base. Think of all the places you frequent and would allow you to continue to keep your normal day-to-day schedules intact. Compromise on these thoughtfully. Although temporary, you will want minimal inconveniences and to keep commute times as close as possible to normal. In the event of a widespread disaster relocation event, this may be harder to achieve. Remain optimistic! A good temporary housing company can be creative with keeping people close to their home.
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