Many people have to move temporarily, whether for a short-term job assignment or a semester at college. Moving temporarily is much different than leaving your current home behind to move into a new house permanently. To ensure it goes as smoothly as possible follows these tips provided by Eden’s Moving Company:
Find out what’s provided.
You will need to determine what will be provided to you in your temporary home. For example, most colleges provide students with a bed frame, mattress, and desk. College dorms may also have common areas with small kitchen appliances, such as blenders, toasters, and microwaves. If you don’t know what’s already in your temporary home, you may end up bringing items that you don’t necessarily need. This should be the first thing you do to start making a list of items that you need that are not provided.
Look at the forecast.
If you’re moving to a different state, don’t forget to look at the forecast to determine what the weather will be like when you’re there. Most weather forecasts will only tell you what the weather will be for the next 10-15 days. However, you can use Google to look at historical data that shows you the average temperature by month. Find this information to know what type of clothing you should pack and what you should leave behind. If you’re temporarily moving from Colorado to Florida, for example, it’s safe to say that you can leave most of your winter clothes behind.
Bring the bare necessities.
As you begin to pack, keep in mind that this is only a temporary move. You may be tempted to bring all of your belongings to make you feel more at home, but the more you bring now, the more you will have to pack up when it’s time to move back home. Make it easier on yourself by only bringing the items you will definitely need while away from home. Not only will this make it easier to pack and unpack, but it also means you can rent a smaller moving truck, which will be less expensive than a larger one.
Rent a storage unit.
Will you be keeping your home in Denver while you temporarily move to another location? If not, then you will need to find a place to keep all of your belongings that you’re not bringing with you. It’s best to work with a moving company that offers storage services so they can transport your stuff to a facility at the same time they’re moving the rest of your items to your new, temporary home. Follow these 8 tips for using rental storage units.
Now that you know how to prepare for your temporary move, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long-distance moving services with our team of professionals. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.