Ultimate Guide for Moving to a Corporate Apartment

A moving checklist is essential whether you are on a short- or long-term lease. Proper planning can facilitate a smooth relocation because moving can be lengthy and complex. With more than 40 million people in the US living in apartments, demand for furnished units increases annually. Corporate apartments are synonymous with temporary employment relocation, but also cater to students, tourists, and anyone staycationing. 

In this guide, we explain everything you need for a successful move.

The Essentials for Your Moving Checklist 

Once you sign a lease and pay the rent for your new home, you should start planning the move. As you begin the preparation, you will need the following: 

  • Boxes: Keep small, heavy items, like books and small electronics, in compact packages. Everything too large for the small box but not too heavy for the big boxes, like toys and lamps, go in mid-sized boxes. You can store large, lightweight objects, like blankets and towels, in big containers. 
  • Wardrobe containers: They are spacious containers and often have steel bars that simplify the transfer of clothing items on a hanger from your wardrobe. Wardrobe containers save time and prevent creases on your clothes when moving into corporate housing. 
  • Medical kit: Small cuts and other injuries can occur during packing and unpacking, even when observing safety. Be ready for such emergencies with a kit that has a sufficient supply of ointments, bandages, and gauze.  
  • Toolkit: You will need tools like pliers or a hammer to disassemble some of your things, like picture frames. Scissors are crucial for cutting through the packing tape to look for something or remove its contents. 
  • Packing tape: All those boxes require tape to secure the contents safely. When choosing packing tape, consider its adhesion, strength, and ease of use.  

Everyone’s situation is different, so consider your packing needs when purchasing the items mentioned above.

Inquire About Available Amenities

Corporate rentals provide plenty of amenities to ensure a smooth moving and living experience. Since corporate housing provides fully furnished apartments, along with kitchens that include appliances and culinary tools, the transition into your temporary home is made easy. And with kitchen necessities provided, you can cook from home, consider preferences, and eat at your convenience, unlike restaurant dining.

The apartments are usually fully serviced, with a monthly charge that caters to basics like internet access, premium cable, a washer or dryer, bathroom towels, napkins, and bed linens. Many facilities have swimming pools, spas, and fitness centers, meaning you can still keep fit while traveling.  

Ask what the rent covers to determine the items to take with you or leave behind.

Prepare Ahead of Time

The length of stay determines the preparations and shipping arrangements to make, and you can maintain proper timelines with a moving checklist. Create a plan that describes various tasks you can accomplish to remain on schedule from the moment you decide to seek the rental unit until you move the last box into your new home.

During the period of one month to two weeks before the move, complete the following tasks:

  • Identify potential moving firms
  • Collect enough moving boxes
  • Organize for the transfer of your medical and other records
  • Inform utility providers about your move, where necessary
  • Place confidential documents in a safe container for personal handling while relocating
  • Update your postal address to where you are relocating
  • Start packing and labeling boxes

From one week to the day before you move into the corporate rentals, perform the following tasks:

  • Refill your prescription medications
  • Pack clothing and hygiene supplies to last more than a week
  • Leave a few cleaning materials for your final day on the move
  • Confirm with your mover, landlord, and other utility providers about payments
  • Defrost the freezer and fridge at least 24 hours before the move
  • Keep additional containers handy for last-minute items
  • Clean all empty rooms

Look into storage solutions depending on the length of your stay in the new apartment. You can choose to store your belongings in a rental storage unit or with a family member or friend. On the day of the move, set aside ample time to keep anxiety levels low during the entire day.

Enjoy Your Stay in Corporate Housing 

One of the most significant reasons people in the US search for corporate apartments is relocation, whether for schooling, working, or visiting purposes. Corporate apartments offer a convenient and stress-free solution for temporary relocation, allowing you to acquaint yourself with a particular area and achieve other goals. With a proper moving checklist, you can avoid the hassle and worries of moving into new housing, especially when you have family or pets.

Contact us to learn how corporate housing may be right for you.