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Company relocations sometimes offer temporary housing to help in their employees transfer. Living in temporary housing can be better than a hotel because it's almost like home! Often, everything imaginable is included, from pots and pans to towels and shampoo. Just bring yourself!
The price for temporary housing is actually cheaper than a hotel, on a per night basis, but there is usually a minimum stay of 30 days. Included in the price are cable TV, utilities and local phone service. Accomodations often come with options of one or two bedrooms and with or without housekeeping, just to name a few.
Among other things, living in temporary housing gives someone time to adjust to their new town and find a neighborhood that's right for them and their family. Without the pressure of having to sell their current home or move all their things, people are more relaxed.
Even though living in temporary housing isn't the same as in your own home - with your own bed, furniture and knick-knacks - there are some ways to make it feel more personal.
  • Bring framed pictures of your family and friends to put around in different rooms.

  • If you have items that are particularly special to you, like a painting or vase, bring them too!

  • If possible, bring in a favorite lounge chair, blanket or something comforting.

  • Have your favorite scent around, like potpourri or perfume.

  • Don't forget your stereo and CD player or Playstation for additional entertainment.

  • Buy a few things that reflect your style and can eventually be put in your new home - maybe candles or a floral wreath.

  • Since you'll have a kitchen available, cook some familiar food! Tomato soup and grilled cheese or fresh baked cookies can do wonders for the soul. Going out to restaurants all the time can keep you from feeling at home and in a normal routine.

  • If your family is with you, continue traditions of movie night or walks in the park.
Even though temporary housing isn't quite home, it can become a cozy vacation from the usual.
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