Monthly Archives: May 2015

Finding a Short – Term Rental While Waiting for Your New Home to Be Move-In Ready

Imagine that you have just purchased your dream home; all the contracts are signed; and you have already sold your old home.But whatif your new home is not yet ready for move in? Whether you are making renovations or the previous tenants have yet to move out, finding temporary living arrangements on short notice can be stressful, especially if you have a large family.

Prior to relocating into a temporary rental space, it is first necessary to consider which living arrangement would best benefit you and/or your family. For example, a large family with a considerable amount of disposable income may be able to afford to stay at a hotel and place all of their furniture and other property into storage.

What are your Options for Temporary Living Arrangements when Moving?

1. Hotel/Motel + Storage

Staying at a hotel, while keeping all of your items in storage, is definitely one of the most comfortable options for large families who require more space or families who are only staying for a couple of days. Unfortunately, luxury comes at a price; staying at a hotel is the most expensive option.

2. Sublet

If you are looking to stay in a big city, like Vancouver, it may be difficult to find an empty apartment on such short notice. Fortunately, websites like Craigslist, Kijiji, and other rental sites have plenty of temporary living and sublet options that are very affordable.

3. Stay with Family

If your family is offering to accommodate you while your home is being readied for move-in, it may be wise to take advantage of their hospitality. This way you will be able to spend time with the ones you love and save yourself from having to spend money on unnecessary expenses.

At Mountain Movers, we don’t just help move your family. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we also offer our expertise, advice, and tips like where to make temporary living arrangements when moving. Visit today to contact the professionals at Mountain Movers.

How to Move Across Country without Losing Your Mind

Most of the stress that is associated with relocating from one location to another (especially if it is across country) has to do with the actual moving process. When traveling long distances, it is important to prepare in advance, otherwise you may lose your mind come moving day.

1. Go through Each and Every One of Your Belongings and Give, Sell, or Throw Away What You Don’t Need

Most people have certain items tucked away in the back of their closets, especially clothes that are tattered, too small, or just out of style with the current decade. Getting rid of clothes and other items prior to moving will prevent you from bringing unwanted junk into your new home, thereby reducing the amount of boxes that need to be moved.

2. Grab a Piece of Paper, a Pen, and Write down Everything You Need to do On the Move-Out Day

You may not realize it but there is a lot that needs to be done on the move-out day, especially if you’re travelling across country. Every time you think of something new that may stress you out write it down, this way you will be able to prepare for stressful situations in advance. For example, cancelling utilities, getting new boxes, and setting up internet at your new place could all potentially be done before the move-in date.

3. Know Where Your Stuff is Going & Make Sure It Gets There

If you are worried about your boxes reaching their destination on moving day, take certain precautions such as not skimping on boxing supplies like bubble wrap and use a reliable moving company like Mountain Movers. We will ensure that no matter how far you need to go, your belongings will arrive with you.

At Mountain Movers, we don’t just help move your family. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we also offer our expertise, advice, and tips like how to keep yourself from losing your mind when travelling across country. Visit today to contact the professionals at Mountain Movers.