Most people want to avoid moving to a temporary house as much as possible, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. You may be moving to another state and haven’t had a chance to look at the best neighborhoods, your new home is still under construction or you simply want to look around to find the best possible home. Regardless of the reason, a temporary home can give you a place to stay until your permanent home is ready.
The one thing you want to avoid is moving twice, though. For this reason, not all of your belongings should come with you to the temporary home. This is why many local moving companies offer storage solutions so non-essential items can stay boxed up and out of the way until you’re ready to move again. Here are some steps to take to make your temporary home experience an easy one.
Purge Items on A Room-by-Room Basis
Many moving and storage companies suggest going through the items in every room of your old home separately. Make a pile of essential items, non-essential items that you will need eventually and non-essential items you could potentially donate. Taking this inventory of what you have is a good start to determine how many boxes you’ll need, whether you’ll need to hire packing services and more.
Decide Which Essentials Are Needed At The Temporary House
Think about your daily routine and the routines of your family members. Things like toothbrushes, toiletries, kitchen supplies, bedding and other essential items obviously need to go to the temporary home. However, is it really necessary to bring a book shelf with a stack of books or a big television? The decision is ultimately up to you and what you deem necessary.
Don’t Take More Than You Need
You may not know how long you’ll be at your temporary home, but you still don’t want to move in like you’ll be there for the rest of your life. This will cause more stress when the time comes to pack up everything again. Of course, local moving companies are available to help you with however much you need, but the less you have at the temporary home, the quicker you’ll be able to move to your permanent home when the time comes.
Take Advantage of Storage Services
Moving and storage companies understand you’ll probably have a large amount of items to put into storage when moving into a temporary home. Take advantage of these services so you won’t have to worry about packing again when the time comes. And if it turns out you actually do need an item from storage while at your temporary home, it’s quick and easy to retrieve it.
Shetler Moving & Storage, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Atlas Van Lines agent network to provide moving, storage and packing services. We are available for residents moving down the street, across the country or even corporations relocating their office. No job is too large or too small for us, so when you’re ready to make a move, contact us to get a free moving quote so you can get started on your next adventure.