You may need to move temporarily for a number of reasons. Maybe your old home closed, but your new one isn’t ready yet. You’re on a short-term work assignment in a new state, are currently in the middle of a renovation, or you’re planning on consolidating homes with your partner. Whatever the reason, here are four tips to make your moving process as easy as possible.
1. Find out what amenities are included in your rental.
In most cases, corporate housing includes fully serviced housing that is available to rent on a short-term basis (two to three months). If you’ll be staying for an extended period of time, you should know what amenities are available in terms of furniture and appliances.
To begin with, make a list of all the furniture that you consider essential to you, and compare this against what your prospective executive apartment has to offer. Not only does this guide your packing but also allows you to make an informed decision.
If you’re looking for a temporary rental, the team at Venterra Realty has you covered. Venterra is a property management company that owns and manages apartment communities in 11 major cities in the United States. What’s more, Venterra recently received a Freddie Mac designation for its consistent performance on securing affordable housing for low and moderate-income families.
2. Find a self-storage unit in your area.
Now that you’ve figured out what valuables you’ll be carrying with you to your new house, you need to find a reliable self-storage unit to store the belongings you’re not bringing with you. EZstorit is an online self-storage aggregator that makes finding self-storage facilities fast and easy.
With thousands of self-storage facilities in major US cities, it can be difficult to find the perfect self-storage facilities for your belongings. However, with EZstorit all you have to do is enter your city or zip code on their search bar to compare and find the lowest pricing model for storage units in your area. Once you have found a self-storage unit that matches your storage needs, you can then reserve a unit online.
What’s more, when you use an EZstorit self-storage unit, you’re also contributing to a good cause. Each year, the company awards a full-time undergraduate student with a scholarship prize in the amount of $500 through their EZstorit.com Get Ahead Scholarship and EZstorit.com Self-Storage Employee Scholarship program. They also offer discounts to full-time undergraduate students in need of storage solutions.
3. Hire a moving company.
Once you’ve settled on a moving date and found a rental, it’s time to start planning for how you’ll clear out (or partially clear out) your current home. Moving companies have the expertise needed to handle all types of relocations. They come equipped with floor runners, moving dollies, furniture covers, and other specialized packing supplies that you may not have access to (or might have needed to rent).
What’s more, they are insured, meaning that if any of your valuables were to get damaged during the moving process, they would cover the replacement cost. By letting a professional mover handle the hard work of packing, transportation, and unpacking, you can free up some time and focus on other moving-related tasks.
Do your homework before hiring a moving company, and choose a mover that is licensed and insured. Sites like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the FMCSA’s lookup system are great resources to help you confirm a moving company’s legitimacy.
4. Send out an official moving announcement.
On the days leading up to your moving day, be sure to update your friends and family on your new home address. A simple email blast or text message to your contact list is the easiest way to send out an official moving announcement.