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Charlene Knight

Charlene Knight built Corporate Connection from the ground up. She understands that relocation is not something most people look forward to, but she and her team are on a mission to make it an enjoyable experience for every customer.

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Tips for Relocating to a Furnished Apartment Over the Holidays

Posted by Charlene Knight on Nov 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes relocating for work is well-timed, and sometimes it's not. A relocation during the holiday season isn't one that most people would consider to be particularly well-timed.

However, contrary to popular belief, employers don't stop hiring over the holidays, and they certainly don't stop moving contract workers from place to place for different projects. The end result? New hires, temp employees and contract workers find themselves moving into short-term furnished apartments over the holiday season.

If that happens to be you, we have a few tips and insights to help your move run smoothly.

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

Why Do People Rent Furniture?

Posted by Charlene Knight on Oct 21, 2019 10:17:48 AM

If you've never rented furniture before, you may wonder why people do it. Wouldn't most people rather own the furniture that's in their home and not worry about how clean it is?

Turns out, the answer is no. Many people have realized the numerous advantages of renting furniture over buying it, especially when it comes to short-term housing or last-minute relocations.

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Topics: Furniture Rental

3 Reasons Your Family Should Move into a Short-term Furnished Apartment with You

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Single career professionals are not the only people relocating for new jobs and renting fully furnished apartments. There are plenty of spouses and parents who do the same thing. The difference is, many times, when a career professional with a family relocates for a new job, they choose to leave their family behind until they're able to find a permanent home. 

However, distance can put a lot of strain on a family. Yes, the logistics of moving your entire family to a temporary housing situation may be complicated, but the longterm benefits far outweigh the logistical challenges.

Let's explore three benefits of bringing your family along when you're moving into a short-term furnished apartment. 

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

5 Things Your Employees Won't Tell You About Their Furnished Apartment Experience (Unless You Ask)

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As an employer sending your team on a business trip or to an extended training seminar in another city, one of the first things you or your HR manager will need to arrange is extended stay housing.

Essentially, you have two main corporate housing options for your team: a hotel room or a furnished apartment.

Both options provide the basic essentials of lodging—a roof over your head and a clean bed to sleep in, but that's about where the similarities end. If you asked your employees whether they prefer a furnished apartment or a hotel room, you may get different answers. However if you actually put them in a furnished apartment, and then later asked them what they thought, here's a few things they might say...

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Topics: Furnished Apartments

7 Things You Can Do in a Furnished Apartment That You Can't Do in a Hotel

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Hotels have room service, indoor swimming pools, and daily housekeeping. They have it all, right?

Not exactly.

Hotels have a lot, but compared to a fully furnished apartment, they in no way "have it all."

If you're anticipating a temporary relocation, and you're looking for short-term housing, it's important to know that an extended stay hotel room is not your only option. Before you decide to spend a month or more living in a hotel, at least consider the many opportunities a furnished apartment offers compared to a hotel.

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Topics: Furnished Apartments

How Clean Is Your Rental Furniture?

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 16, 2019 9:07:13 AM

When you rent furniture from a furniture rental company, it's important to understand that the pieces are not brand new. 

The question you should be asking your furniture rental company is not, "How new is the furniture?" but rather, "How well do you clean your furniture?"

The cleaning process is what really matters and what makes the difference between a good furniture rental experience and a catastrophe. 

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Topics: Furniture Rental

The Travel Nurse's Guide to Furnished Apartment Living

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Being a travel nurse involves... well, traveling.

No surprise there! 

The surprises usually creep in when you're in the midst of looking for a temporary apartment in the new location you've been assigned, and you become aware of how complicated the process can be.

Maybe the stress comes from a time crunch, or the fact that you're a first-time traveling nurse, or because you're trying to do it all alone, or you didn't read the fine print before letting a relocation service handle your move. 

The medical profession can be high-stress as it is. Your relocation should be less stressful than the job, not more. Here's your guide to make sure that's the case.

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

How to Live in a Furnished Apartment on a Budget

Posted by Charlene Knight on Sep 11, 2019 9:08:48 AM

It's no secret that relocating can get expensive. Not only that, but we've all been told that renting is basically the same as pouring money down the drain because apartment living is only temporary, not a lasting investment.

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Topics: Furnished Apartments

Tips for Keeping Your Furnished Apartment Clean with a Pet

Posted by Charlene Knight on Aug 12, 2019 9:23:43 AM

Not all apartments are pet friendly, but when you lease a furnished apartment through Corporate Connection, your pets are 100% welcome. After all, how is your apartment supposed to feel like home without your most loyal companion?

Now you know your pet is allowed at your furnished apartment, it's time to answer another important question:

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Topics: Furnished Apartments

How to Successfully Move into a Furnished Apartment with Kids

Posted by Charlene Knight on Jul 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Single career professionals are not the only ones seeking out furnished apartments. From time to time, families with children find themselves in need of temporary housing while they're working on a home renovation or building a new house or relocating to a new city and looking for a permanent home.

So, let's talk about what it's like to relocate to a fully furnished apartment when you throw kids into the equation. Moving is a lot of work, and kids add to the load. Not to mention, one apartment for an entire family may sound unrealistic.

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

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