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Temporary Housing Options When Moving

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Temporary Housing Options When Moving

If you’re ever stuck with a gap between moving out of your current home and moving into a new one, it can add a lot of stress to an already hectic situation. If you have a family, it can be a real headache trying to find temporary housing at the last minute if there’s an unexpected circumstance. Renting out a hotel and cramming everyone into a room for a few days can be expensive and make life difficult, which is why we’ve put together this group of alternatives to help make your moving experience easier, even if it involves adversity you did not anticipate.

Friends & Family

Friends and family are usually the first option if you’re left high and dry by a delay of any kind. It’s often an easier solution since you’re unlikely to have to pay anything (though it’s nice to offer, anyway). The downside is that it can make for a pretty crowded house, especially if you have kids and/or pets in the mix. Nonetheless, if you have someone close in your life that’s willing to help you out for a few days, it can be a godsend when you’re in a pinch.

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Make It A Vacation

Providing you have room in your moving budget, you may want to turn a negative into a positive by making your temporary housing needs into a vacation. This can get expensive, but it’s a good opportunity to get away, clear your mind, and approach moving day with a full head of steam and a refreshed perspective on things.

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Short-term Rental

A short-term rental property is another good option if you have a family that requires more space. Most medium to larger sized cities have a few short-term rentals, or at least landlords that are willing to take on a tenant in the interim while they find a more permanent resident. This can be a good solution if you’ll be out of a place to live for more than few days, up to a couple of weeks. While not usually cheap, it’s not a bad option if you need to find something suitable quickly. Alternatively, if you only have a couple days of housing to cover, you can consider vacation rentals like an Airbnb, even if it’s in the town you already live in or are moving to.

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Corporate Housing

If you’re relocating for a job, corporate housing may be something to look into. Larger companies, particularly in the tech industry, often have corporate housing available for new hires that are relocating. If the company you’ll be starting or transferring with has a moving stipend built into their offer, that can often be used to arrange for temporary housing as well, which can be a good way to set yourself up comfortably while everything gets situated with your new home.

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Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

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