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A Sudden Move: What to Do With Your Belongings

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A Sudden Move: What to Do With Your Belongings

Life is not always predictable. Even when you plan to live somewhere long-term, sudden changes can come about. Your job may transfer you to another location, your lease may be ending, or your family may be growing. Whether this entails a local move, or a move across the ocean, there are many things that need to be planned out. Friends and family are often willing to help out with accommodations during life changes, however, it can be challenging to figure out what to do with all of your furniture and other items. There are a few solutions that can help you get through the transition.

Selling Items

If you are going to have a large gap between your current home and the new one, you may need to consider what items are most important to you. Some people choose to sell items that are easily replaced. If you are moving overseas, you may need to consider the cost of shipping. It may cost less to simply replace furniture, unless you have valuable family heirlooms. If you are staying in a hotel or with friends or family, you may not have room for many things.


Sometimes when you are selling your home, it may sell before your new home becomes available. You may need to stay with friends or family for a few days or weeks. Your items must be out of your home, however. There are a few solutions that may help. When a home sale happens quickly, the homeowners can pack and move items to the garage. Communicate with the new owners that you need a few weeks to move out and offer some compensation for the favor.

You may be able to leave a few things with your family, especially if you are staying there temporarily. Many people also choose to place items in a self-storage facility. There are some viable options for storage units NYC. You can often get some free time in storage when you first move in. A few weeks may be minimal when it comes to cost.

Stay Put

If you are leasing your current home and your new house is not ready yet, you may be able to extend your stay for a little while. Even if your lease is up, you can often pay a little more to stay month to month. Most apartment complexes offer this option. If you are in an apartment complex and another month of rent is too high, you can request a move to a smaller unit until your new home is ready. Many modern complexes have small garages or storage units, as well.

When you need to move quickly and you are not sure where your items are going, think through your options. If you must stay with friends or family, you may need to find somewhere for an excessive amount boxes and furniture to go. You can save a lot of time if you can stay where you are a bit longer or keep the items there. Self-storage is a common choice, as well. Take the time to prepare ahead of time to make things easier.



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