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Vernon Moving and Storage Tips for Living Between Homes

Renting an apartment is one option that Vernon moving and storage companies recommend for people living between homes.

Renting an apartment is one option that Vernon moving and storage companies recommend for people living between homes.

The ultimate goal of any move is to get you and all of your belongings from one place to another. Seems fairly obvious, right? Well, one thing that isn’t always apparent when you move is that you might be left without a home for a little bit. As a Vernon moving and storage company, we can tell you this happens more than you’d think.

Living between homes isn’t the end of the world. It happens for many reasons, including:

  • Sale and possession dates don’t match
  • Delays on new home construction
  • New home requires renovations before you can move in

In order to make the most of the situation, it requires some careful forethought and the right combination of moving services.

 

Storage

One of the first considerations you’ll need to make is what to do with all of your stuff? If you’re going to live in temporary housing, it isn’t practical to have to load and unload all of your belongings multiple times.

A Vernon moving and storage company can help you with this by separating non-essential items from the ones you’ll need for the short term. To learn other advantages of choosing a moving company that offers a range of services, read: 3 Situations Where House Movers with Storage Facilities Are Invaluable.

This will depend greatly on the type of temporary accommodation you choose to live in. Which brings us to the next important point: where will you live?

 

Relatives

So, just how well do you get along with your parents? Or, better yet, your in-laws? Staying with family is a practical solution because it can:

  • Save you money
  • Give you a chance to reconnect
  • Offer the comfort of a familiar environment

However, if you choose this option, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re not imposing. It wouldn’t hurt to help out around the house, pitch in for groceries or compensate your hosts in some other way.

 

Rental Property

If you prefer privacy, or you can’t find a suitable arrangement to stay with friends or family, then a rental property is probably the logical way to go. You might even be able to find a fully furnished home, which will allow you to place all of your possessions in a secure storage facility.

 

Post-Possession Agreement

In some cases, it might be possible to reach an agreement with the person buying your home that allows you to remain there after it’s been sold. This is known as a post-possession agreement.

In essence, you become a renter in your own home. In the interest of both parties, it’s advisable that you address things like:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Rental term (duration and amount)
  • Security deposit
  • Occupancy rights and obligations
  • Utility payments

The advantage of this is that it allows you to move in one go.

  

If you need a Vernon moving and storage company that offers a convenient range of professional moving services, call Bekins Moving & Storage. We handle everything from local to last-minute moving.

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