Corporate Housing 101: What To Pack When Moving To Temporary Housing

Everyone knows that moving to a new place requires a lot of planning, packing, and other logistics to make the process as stress-free as possible. Most people already know the basics of what to bring when moving, but many aren’t aware that moving to a temporary corporate housing is different.

Knowing exactly what to bring to a temporary home will ensure the move and stay goes smoothly. Here’s everything you’ll need to feel at home and comfortable in a St Louis Corporate Housing unit:

#1 – Toiletries

Depending on the corporate housing company, you may need to pack your own set of toiletries. Things like towels, bath mats, and toilet paper will be provided, but as for soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes you should bring your own. Even if the housing does provide you with toiletries, no one wants to use generic shampoo and soap for an extended period of time.

Have enough toiletries to last your entire stay so you don’t need to worry about running out at the most inconvenient of hours.

#2 – Enough Clothes

Bring more than enough clothes with several options depending on the weather and the occasion. No, you don’t need to bring your entire wardrobe to St Louis Corporate Housing, but having at least a few clothes to mix and match for the office or the conference will help you save money.

Read your itinerary if there is a need for formal wear. You don’t want to find yourself shopping for a new set of clothes just because you didn’t pack the right attire for your stay.

#3 – Other Personal Items

Depending on how long you are planning to stay at the temporary house, you can opt to bring some personal knick-knacks with you. A picture frame and photos of loved ones, your favorite rug, or your very own coffee mug add a touch of home to a new place. Small items that make the temporary unit feel more like home will help you adjust to the accommodations sooner and make it seem like you belong.

#4 – Electronics

Don’t forget that you still need to work while on an extended business trip which means you need your electronics. Pack up your laptop and tablet with you so you can stay connected while at a temporary residence. Although corporate housing may have a business center that gives guests access to printers, don’t expect a laptop or desktop. You will need your own devices during your stay.

#5 – Your Own Linen

Bringing your very own linen isn’t a must, but it will help you feel like you are home. The corporate housing unit will, of course, have its own set of linen that will be replaced with fresh sheets regularly, but sometimes having your own is very comforting. If using your own linens are impossible, a blanket can offer the same level of comfort when you start to feel homesick.

Adjusting to a temporary home can be difficult, but it is easier when you are well-prepared. Make a checklist of the must-have items and your move will feel natural.