Places to Find Temporary Housing
In a perfect world, you would always know about a move months in advance. You would always have all the time that you need to secure housing in the new location, pack at your leisure and tackle all your other moving tasks on your to-do list. If you are reading this, then clearly you don’t live in this perfect world. It can be stressful to have an immediate move or to move somewhere long distance, but you’re not the first person to have to tackle this adventure.
Although this is not an ideal situation, it does not need to be as stressful as you may be making it. It is easy to secure a storage facility either online or over the phone to put your belongings in, and then you simply need to secure temporary housing until you find a permanent place to live.
Temporarysublet.com is a site that is super easy to navigate, and it does not only cover North America, but also Africa, Asia, Australia Oceania, Caribbean, Central and South Americas, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. You simply click on the area that you need a sublet in and you can see what’s available. You can even narrow down your search according to specifications, such as minimum or maximum rent, number of rooms, furnished or unfurnished or if you have pets.
Nearly everyone has used Craigslist for one thing or another. Interestingly though, many people are not aware that sublets can be found on this site as well. The only probably with Craigslist is that there are a lot of scams, so you really do not want to send money to anyone. However you will find that there are some realtors or apartment complexes that list sublets that are a little more trustworthy. Plus, if you had to leave spur-of-the-moment, and are living in a hotel, you have the advantage of being able to meet with the people and view the property in person.
Although Apartments.com does only cover the United States, it is a fairly popular site. Therefore, it typically does have a decent number of listings. They feature a section dedicated to corporate and short-term housing. You select a state, then the city, and they show you what is available. You will find a lot of apartment complexes on here that you probably wouldn’t expect to have short-term housing, such as Archstone Citrus Suites in Santa Monica, right by the beach, and The Belden-Stratford in downtown Chicago.
Many people overlook staying in an extended stay hotel, but it is really a great idea. They can often be rented by the night, week or month, and they typically have everything you need to be comfortable, such as a fridge, stove, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster, cable television, Wi-Fi and onsite laundry. Many offer pet-friendly accommodations as well, so you don’t have to worry about shipping your pet separate after you move. It should be noted that some hotels to have breed and/or weight restrictions. This site allows you to find and book your stay just like a traditional hotel, so you simply need to check in when you arrive.