Tips For Preparing For A Temporary Long-Distance Move

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Tips For Preparing For A Temporary Long-Distance Move

20 July 2017
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If you are planning on moving to a new city and state for a year or two and then moving back, you will have some work to do and some decisions to make. For one, you may need to decide what to do with your house during the time you will be gone. Secondly, you will need to determine what to move with you and what to leave. These are questions you will need to answer as they will help you decide how to handle your move.

Options For Your House

Leaving a house vacant for a year or two might not be the best idea in the world. If you do this, your home might be prone to vandalism, water damage, or other types of problems. You would also experience an increase in your homeowner's insurance rates, simply because insurance companies charge higher rates for vacant homes. This occurs because the chances of something happening is greater with a vacant home than with a home that has someone living in it.

You should also realize that an unoccupied home will still cost you money. You will still have to continue making the mortgage payments, and you would still have to pay for your utilities, insurance, taxes, and other bills.

If you will be gone for a year or two, why not rent it out? If you can find someone that is interested in renting it, why not earn some money while you move away temporarily? If you decide to do this, you would generate cashflow each month, and this would help you cover all the expenses of the home. Make sure that you inform the tenant that this is not a long-term lease option, though, just to be certain there are no misunderstandings when you need to move back in.

What You Can Do With Your Things

If you decide that renting out your house is the best option, you will have to make some big decisions. The first is will you be renting it as a furnished home? If so, you will need to leave the main furniture you have in the house for the tenant. If you do not want to do this, you could rent a storage unit to use for storing your things.

Before you begin moving your things to the storage unit, you will need to decide what items you will take with you to your new location. If you are only moving for a year or two, you probably will not want to bring all the things you own. In fact, you might want to look for a furnished place to rent so you only have to bring the necessities. This would be the best option to choose if you want this to be as simple as possible.

If you leave all your things in a storage unit, you could pack up only what you really need for the next year or so. This could include your clothing, personal items, food, and important paperwork. You could pack the rest up and store it away until you return.

If you want to simplify this even more, you could hire a moving company to transport your things to the storage unit you rent, and there are several key benefits of hiring this out. The first benefit is that you will not have to lift anything. The second benefit is that they will organize your things for you in the unit.

Planning a temporary move can actually be harder than planning a permanent move, simply because there are a lot of decisions to make. If you need assistance with planning or moving, contact a long distance moving company.