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Tips on Finding Temporary Accommodation

February 27th, 2012 3:40 pm by

Finding temporary accommodation is important step in the moving process.  Here are a few tips to help find just the right place for you.

  • Set a budget.  Moving will cost you.  Therefore, you want to set a budget in the very beginning.  This will help you itemize your expenditures for your move.  If you are on a corporate relocation, chances are these targets will be set by your employer.  Make sure you understand them and are familiar with what is expected and the limits.
  • Once you have a price point in mind, you want to identify the time you will be in this temporary location.  This will help you hone in on what you need and what you can live without.  For example, if you are staying for an extended period of time, you may want to make sure you have access to a small kitchen facility and laundry services.
  • Identify your needs and wants.  If you are going to be staying in this location for an extended period of time, you may want more than just internet access.  You may want  access to workout facilities and other amenities that will make your stay more pleasant.  These may include kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, maid services and concierge services.  Further, make sure that the short-term rental comes with items you will need.  For example, linens for your bed, if you have a kitchenette make sure it has the basics like dishes, pots and pans and utensils.  Note these on a list and highlight those that you are unable to compromise on.  This will help you with your selection.
  • Location. Make sure to note your transportation options.  This will be pivotal in identifying your location.  If you are moving for work, make sure you can get to your office with ease.  Will you have access to a car or will you be using public transport?  Make sure to include this in your selection and keep in mind that it may impact your budget.