Sometimes, while you’re waiting for your new house to be built, if your old house sells faster than you expected, or if you’re having trouble finding a new place to live, you’ll need to move into temporary housing while you wait for all of the pieces to fall into place for your permanent home. Although this can sometimes be a frustrating situation to be in, there are ways to survive!

There are many options when it comes to finding temporary housing: motels, extended-stay hotels, vacation homes, apartments, AirBnB or roomshare services, or moving in with family and friends are all viable options that offer different amenities and conveniences. Take in to account how long you’ll need the temporary lodging and what conveniences you’re willing to go without to figure out which option is best for your needs.

Check what’s available to you in your new space: will furniture be provided? What about sheets, bedding, and towels? Bring only the essentials and put the rest of your belongings in storage.

Consider the climate of your new location. Make sure you’re packing seasonally appropriate clothing and accessories, and minimize whenever possible.

Don’t forget to pack your essentials and valuables. This includes important moving documents, medications, toiletries, jewelry and items with high sentimental value, important electronics, or other accessories you use regularly.

Think positively: Remember, this might be an inconvenience, but it’s a temporary inconvenience. You can survive this because there’s a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of your new home!

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