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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 Communicating with Your Furniture Rental Company

Posted by Charlene Knight on Dec 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are countless things that could go wrong during an interaction or business exchange with a furniture rental company. The thing is, many furniture rental disasters can be avoided by simply practicing good communication. 

What do we mean by good communication? Keep reading to find out. In this article, we'll cover several straightforward things you can do to ensure that you're communicating effectively with your furniture rental company — and avoiding any unnecessary glitches along the way. After all, we want as badly as you do to have a positive furniture rental experience.

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Topics: Furniture Rental

7 Hacks to Keep Your Rental Furniture from Smelling Like Your Pet

Posted by Charlene Knight on Dec 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Remember how relieved you were when you found out your rental furniture company was pet friendly? Now you just need to figure out how to live with your pets in your short-term apartment and not have the rental furniture smell like them. 

Easier said than done.

Thankfully, though, we have a few tricks up our sleeve. Keep reading to see how to keep your rental furniture fresh and clean.

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Topics: Furniture Rental

How to Stage Rental Furniture for Closing the Sale

Posted by Charlene Knight on Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It's a proven fact: Staged apartments and houses sell better than empty ones. Furniture makes a big difference. It's partially about the furniture itself, but it's also about the placement, quantity, quality, and so much more. 

Buyers and renters often have a difficult time envisioning what a space could be, so why not just go ahead and create it for them right off the bat? Here's how...

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Topics: Furniture Rental

How to Rent Furniture on a Deadline and Budget

Posted by Charlene Knight on Nov 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Renting furniture can be a lifesaver during a short-term relocation. It's also a great option for realtors or sellers who are staging a home.

However, rental furniture can get expensive for someone who just bought a house and is trying to sell their old one in a hurry. It can also seem like a lot of time and hassle for the individual who's relocating for only a short period of time. 

However, renting furniture is smart — if not necessary — when you're in these types of situations. Additionally, the good news is, there are ways to do it on a budget and on a deadline.

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Topics: Furniture Rental

Do's and Don'ts for Putting Rental Furniture in a Studio Apartment

Posted by Charlene Knight on Nov 26, 2019 11:41:00 AM

Studio apartments often seem like a great idea initially — so quaint and adorable and unique. 

It has so much potential! you think to yourself as you tour the tiny apartment and eventually sign a short-term lease. But as you begin to rent furniture and place it in your new tiny place, you quickly realize that using your space efficiently is going to be more important than making it adorable. 

Efficiency is key in a studio apartment. The kind of furniture you rent and where you choose to put it plays a huge role in that. Let us help with some fairly simple do's and don'ts.

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Topics: Furniture Rental

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

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