Furnished apartments are available to rent on a short-term, temporary basis. They’ve got everything you need to live comfortably, including a full kitchen, a bed, couches, TVs, toiletries, and more. All you need to bring is some food and your suitcase.
Could you benefit from renting a furnished apartment at some point in the future? Consider these five scenarios.
1. When You’re Going on a Long Business Trip
Many business trips only last two days, three days, or a week. You stay in a hotel during that time, and then you head back to the comfort of your own home. Not all trips are that short though. Long-term projects and contracts may require you to stay in another city for a month or two at a time. Many professionals need to be away for weeks or months at a time, like travelling nurses and doctors, entertainers, oil and gas workers, consultants, service members, and project managers.
Staying in a hotel could work, but a hotel room doesn’t really offer the comfort you’ll seek during such a long business trip. Plus, it can get expensive to book a hotel room for that long. Without a kitchen, you’re also forced to eat out for every meal, which is just another expense.
A furnished apartment, on the other hand, will offer you all of the comforts of home as well as the privacy you seek. You can even cook homemade meals so you feel more comfortable in a strange city.
2. If You’re Relocating
If your company were to relocate you, how much notice do you think you’d get? Often, it’s not much. You’ll have just enough time to pack up your belongings and sublet your place, but you might not have enough time to go to the new city multiple times in search of a new apartment to rent before the relocation occurs. Naturally, you don’t want to sign a year-long lease without even seeing the place.
In this instance, furnished apartments can give you the extra time you need to find a new permanent home you and your family will love. You won’t have to rush through the process or settle for a place just because your moving deadline’s coming up. You can take your time to check out apartments, get to know the local areas, and find the right place.
3. If You’re Selling Your House
Selling your house can lead to some awkward timing. Your buyers might want to move in right away, but you might not be able to move into your newly purchased home for several months. This is especially true with new developments that aren’t even built yet.
Another scenario you might come across is getting an interested buyer before you’ve found a new place to stay. You don’t want to lose out on the sale, so you agree to the short closing date. In the meantime, you can pack up your belongings, put them in storage, and stay in a furnished apartment. Again, you won’t have to rush to buy a new home or settle for less.
You get to make the sale, get your money, and have the time you need to find your new home.
4. If You’re Renovating Your House
Renovations are a pain. When your walls are ripped out and your plumbing doesn’t work, there’s virtually no way you can stay in your home when the renovations are in full swing. But since renovations take more than a day or two to complete, it can become prohibitively expensive to stay at a hotel. A furnished apartment is the perfect solution.
5. If You’re Visiting for a While
Say you live in Italy. You’re coming to Toronto to visit family. After such a long trip, it’s no surprise you won’t want to hop back on a plane after only a few days. At the same time, you don’t want to inconvenience your family by moving in with them.
In this situation, it makes perfect sense to stay in a furnished apartment for a month or two while you visit.
If you ever find yourself in any of these situations, consider short-term furnished apartments.