Local moves are ones that are temporary, meaning there will be a return to the original space or another permanent space.
It could mean moving out while home renovations are being done, moving into a rented space between the sale of one home and occupying another, or any other situation that involves staying in one place only temporarily for a short time.
Whatever the circumstances are, local movers can help in numerous ways when the question becomes what to do with all of a person’s belongings when they won’t actually be staying in a new space for long.
- Make A Moving Plan - Short-term local moves require careful planning since they are basically two moves wrapped into one. If it involves hiring local moving services, find a reliable company and include them in the process to create a plan of action around leases and other important dates and needs.
- Pack What Is Needed First - Before having local movers pack and/or take away anything from the first residence, pack up separately all the items that will go to the temporary residence. Label those boxes and set them aside by themselves so they can be loaded by a local moving service onto the moving truck last, as those will need to be taken off first.
- Put Other Things In Storage - Everything else that is being removed from the first residence can be stored in the interim. Some local moving services even offer storage in their own warehouses for short-term situations. The rest of the belongings can be packed up and loaded first onto the moving truck, with the short-term needs going on last. Movers can then bring the first set of boxes to the temporary residence, unload them, and then continue on with the rest to either put them in storage at their own facility or take them to a storage unit of the customer’s choosing.
- Repeat the Process In Reverse - When the end of the temporary relocation arrives and it is time to move once again into a permanent residence, the local movers will load stored boxes back onto their truck, then pick up the remainder of a customer’s possessions at the temporary residence, then deliver it all to the final destination.
Short-term local moves can be a little confusing, especially when it leaves someone dealing with all of their personal belongings in multiple places.
The good news is that local movers are used to this kind of thing and have great solutions to help people get from one residence to another, even when that includes a stopover in-between!