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How to Establish Normalcy in a Temporary Housing Situation

Posted by Charlene Knight on Mar 30, 2020 12:27:08 PM

Any time something is temporary, it can be difficult to settle into a relaxed state of normalcy. It's as if our brains are telling us, "Don't get too comfortable. This won't last long." 

But you should be comfortable in your short-term home no matter how temporary it is. Today, we're sharing some of the ways you can make your short-term furnished apartment feel like home and ultimately bring some normalcy to your recently relocated life. 

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

How to Speed Clean Your Furnished Apartment in Record Time

Posted by Charlene Knight on Mar 16, 2020 12:55:21 PM

We've all been in that situation: We need to clean our apartment, but we have very little time to do it.

With a little strategizing, you can get the job done in record time. Keep reading for some of our best tips.

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Topics: Relocation Tips

How to Protect Package Deliveries from Theft at a Short-term Apartment

Posted by Charlene Knight on Dec 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Don't you love the convenience of shopping online? Thanks to Amazon and other online retailers, you can have all of your Christmas shopping done in just a few clicks and delivered to your short-term apartment within a few days.

The main downside to online shopping and front-door delivery is the growing problem of theft. Christmas gifts that sit outside your apartment for hours are sitting ducks for robbers, and to make things worse, packages seem to disappear more frequently this time of year. 

We want to help. Here are some tips for deterring the Christmas nabbers out there and reducing the likelihood that your temporary apartment might be a target for package theft. 

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Topics: Relocation Tips

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

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

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 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

What's Actually Involved in Relocating?

Posted by Charlene Knight on Jun 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are two ways to relocate for a new job: 1) on your own or 2) through a professional relocation service.

It goes without saying that relocating with a professional relocation expert is easier than doing it all by yourself, but what does each path actually look like? Is it really necessary to hire a relocation company to manage your move? Maybe, maybe not. The answer will be different for different people.

Let us guide you through the two approaches to relocating, and then we'll let you decide which moving method is best for your current situation. 

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Topics: Relocation Tips

How to Negotiate a Relocation Package with Your New Employer

Posted by Charlene Knight on May 20, 2019 8:01:00 AM

So, you're interviewing for a new job... Congrats! The only catch is, it's in another city, which means if you're hired, you'll be relocating, and fast

While relocating can be exciting, it's also expensive. Unless you want to be solely responsible for your relocation costs, you had better mention and start negotiating a relocation package early on in the interview process. 

As a relocation service provider, Corporate Connection sees a lot of individuals wade through the complex process of moving to a new city and finding temporary housing while starting a new job. It can get complicated and even overwhelming. That's why we want to give you the tips to help you do it right.

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Topics: Relocation Tips

Why You Should Choose a Professional When Choosing Your Furnished Apartment

Posted by Charlene Knight on Mar 26, 2019 3:23:33 PM

People have all kinds of reasons to look for an already-furnished apartment. 

Employees who accept new jobs or are required to travel for training outside their current city often need temporary housing until they can sign a lease or complete their training. Other times, homeowners need furnished apartments to stay in while they wait out an insurance claim or home renovations.

While you could check the classifieds or look on Craigslist for a move-in-ready place to live, you'll have a better experience with a professional relocation service like Corporate Connection. Here's why...

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Topics: Furnished Apartments, Relocation Tips

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