There’s a lot to consider when you find yourself (and your family) stuck in between homes due to a delayed closing. This can be even more of a hassle if you don’t have a place to crash during the time in between. Thankfully, there are now a number of options when it comes to finding temporary housing during this awkward period, but the process can be overwhelming. Don’t fret; we’ve gathered all the important details to consider when choosing your short-term home so you can make the best decision for you and your family.
Consider Short Term Rentals Over Extended Stay Apartments
While extended stay hotels may seem like the obvious choice, it’s important not to overlook the advantages of choosing a short-term rental when you find yourself in between homes. Short term rentals offer full-sized furnished apartments instead of the smaller standard hotel room, and while you may luck out with a kitchenette in your hotel suite, short-term rentals offer fully-equipped kitchens with full-sized appliances. Not only will this save you a ton of money on dining out, but instead of paying for hotel laundry service, you’ll have access to in-suite washer and dryers with short-term rentals. Short term apartments also showcase luxurious features like hardwood floors, granite countertops, and nine-foot ceilings, giving you a much more comfortable stay for the equivalent or lower of price than a hotel room.
While a one-bedroom apartment may be suitable for a family of two or three, larger families can easily find themselves flustered when trying to live in a small space. It’s always important to consider the amount of space or number of bedrooms you need to make your transition into a short-term rental as smooth as possible. To ease the tension, you may prefer to choose a bachelor suite or family suite that includes two or more bedrooms. If you’re on a budget, requesting a sofa-bed in the living room won’t make your room any bigger, but you’ll have more sleeping space without burdening your bank account. When choosing a short-term rental though, it’s best to check your options. Mary-am Suites offers a variety of accommodations including bachelor, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 2 bedroom + den suites, as well homes with a sofa-bed that’s perfect and spacious enough for families of any size.