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Guide to moving into temporary housing


There are many reasons why people move to a home that they already know they’ll be using for a limited amount of time. There’s of course nothing wrong with that, but there are challenges that come with it. One of them is moving to such a housing option. Thankfully we as a professional moving company are ready to help you out with all your relocation needs. Here are some of the things that you need to know before moving into temporary housing. This will definitely assist you the next time you have to move into temporary housing and help you do it better.

Things will depend on the type of temporary housing you’ll stay in

One thing is for sure, you will need temporary housing. However, not every type of temporary housing is the same. For that reason, it’s crucial for you to know where and in what type of housing you’ll start and for how long. Without that crucial information, even a moving company can’t help you. For example, how long will you need one of the storage units Brooklyn for? Be it that you’re staying in a motel, in an Airbnb, or a hotel for a longer period of time, you’ll know how to approach the move. There’s a big difference between staying somewhere for a week and a couple of months. However, it will be equally difficult to relocate frequently.

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How you approach moving into temporary housing depends on where you’ll relocate

You don’t have to pack everything when moving into temporary housing

If there’s any benefit of moving to temporary housing, it must be the fact that you don’t have to take everything with you. Above all, you won’t find yourself in a situation where you have to put something into storage or throw your items away. On top of that, even the most affordable movers Brooklyn will be even cheaper if you don’t have to pack everything up. The fact that you don’t have to do a huge amount of packing will make your move more fun and cheaper. From that perspective, moving into temporary housing will be much easier.

Consider storage if you have too many belongings that you’ll need

On the other hand, if you have a lot of things that you absolutely need you should think about renting a storage unit. There you can be sure that all your items and belongings are more than safe. Especially in a facility that is safe and protected. You will get similar advice even from our commercial movers Brooklyn Heights when they’re moving an office or business. If you have good storage facilities available to you, everything suddenly becomes easier. Being able to put certain items on the side will facilitate any type of move.

What clothes you’re taking with you will depend on the season you’re moving into temporary housing at

A thing that people don’t really don’t think about too much when moving is their clothes. Depending on the season that you’re moving in, you will probably want to leave some of your clothes behind? Are you relocating to temporary housing during the summer? There’s really no need for you to take a lot of winter coats with you. Especially if you know that you won’t use them and that you’ll be in that place for a couple of weeks or months. There’s no need to take too much of your clothes. Particularly unnecessary ones.

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You definitely won’t need too many clothes for this type of move

Sort and label everything you need to have

Moving is always a great opportunity to make sure what you have and what you really need. Above all, it’s perfect timing to finally sort out all your belongings. Do you really need everything that you have on that list in the end? What are you really using and what not? There’s no doubt that by doing so you will help yourself move easier into temporary housing. Of course, don’t forget to label everything appropriately. By doing so you will be able to help yourself out when it’s time to unpack everything. Even if you don’t need too many things to pack up as you’re moving to temporary housing, it will still greatly facilitate your relocation. 

A checklist can end up helping you a lot when packing and unpacking

It’s always a smart decision to make a checklist when moving. Be it a big or small move you still want to make sure that you have your checklist at all times. It will make your job of moving less difficult and complicated. Even if relocating to a temporary housing option will generally already be an easier task. On top of that, having a checklist will make unpacking a piece of cake. Even if you’re moving to a hotel or any other type of temporary housing, you want to make things as smooth as possible.

With professional and reputable movers you can be sure that everything will be done efficiently

However big or small your move is you always want to have professionals handling it. From start to finish you want everything to be done smoothly and efficiently. Especially when you need to relocate to your temporary housing location. Above all, you want to have an experienced mover that knows how to do it. That’s why checking the Better Business Bureau needs to be your number one thing to do when searching for reputable moving companies. They will know how to handle every single detail of moving you to a temporary housing option and how to do it efficiently and without problems.

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With true professionals, everything gets easier

You can’t always control every part of your move. However, if you follow our guide on moving into temporary housing, we’re sure that you’ll be able to do it without ever feeling a problem that usually can come with relocating from one place to another. It’s not easy to pay attention to every small detail. However, the fact that you’re moving to a place you’ll be in for a short time can make it easier. In the end, you don’t have to make this move into a bigger problem than it is. Just follow our advice and make sure to pay attention to every detail and everything will go by quickly.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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