Did you get an opportunity to work on a lucrative project in another state? If you have decided to take the position, it’s time to pack up your things and make moving arrangements. There is no doubt that living in a new state is exciting, but the moving process can feel overwhelming.

But with careful planning, you can make this stressful transition a lot easier. Here are some useful tips for a manageable temporary move.

    1. Consider Subletting 

It doesn’t make sense to pay rent for two different apartments. But on the other hand, giving up your apartment is not a good idea if you are just going away for a few months. The hassle of finding a new place to live is simply not worth the time and money. The best option is to sublet your apartment. This way, you don’t have to pay double rent or leave the apartment you love.

    1. Declutter

If you are comfortable paying rent for two apartments and don’t want to sublet, it would be best to ask a friend or family member to house sit. This is a particularly great option for those who have pets but can’t take them along. You can ask a friend to look after your house, pets, and plants while you’re gone.

In case your friend is moving in for the duration, you need to make space for their clothes and other belongings. You should declutter your wardrobe and bathroom before leaving. It would be best to donate, discard, or sell items you no longer need.

    1. Ask Your Friends or Family

If you are planning to sublet your place, another option is storing away your personal belongings. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, the new tenant will require space for their belongings. Secondly, you may feel more comfortable having your things safely locked away.

Does your friend or parents have a garage or extra storage space they barely use? If they live in the same city, you can ask them to store your extra belongings. Contact residential movers to an efficient and affordable move.

    1. Pack Lightly

Whether you are overly attached to your work desk or an electric stand mixer, you cannot bring bulky furniture or appliances with you. It will make the relocation costly and unnecessarily difficult. We suggest sticking to packing just the essentials.

    1. Renting Vs. Buying

When you move to a new house, you may be tempted to decorate it to your liking. However, it’s important to remember that you are only there for a short stay. And spurging on new furniture and appliances is a waste of money. Ideally, you should look for a fully furnished apartment. Otherwise, you can explore furniture and appliance rentals. This is also a way to avoid the inconvenience of getting rid of everything when it’s time to move back.

Whether you are moving to a nearby city or across the country, relocating can be an overwhelming experience. But with timely planning and a little help from your loved ones, you can ensure minimal stress. Hopefully, the aforementioned tips will help you with a smooth as well as cost-effective move.

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