Everyone knows that moving house is stressful, but moving to temporary accommodation can be even worse. Between the packing, loading and cleaning, stress levels can go through the roof, but they don’t have to.

Temporary relocation housing provides a solution when you are between moving to a new home. So why is it useful?

Moving house

When you are moving house, there are a lot of things to think about. You have to pack up all of your belongings, hire a company to help you move and alert everyone necessary that you are moving address. One thing that you may not have thought about is where you are going to stay during the transition. This is where temporary housing can help. This service will provide you with a place to stay for an agreed period. In turn, this will help you when you are waiting for the sale of your house to be finalised or just need a place to stay.

If you are moving house you need our: Moving house checklist

For work

If you are between offices around the country, you’ll need a location that has some of the personal qualities of being at home that’s not far from your work. This is especially important if you are spending months at a time in one office far from your home. We can help you pack up all the things you’ll need to take with you and transport them to your new, temporary home. Making your work commute easier and your downtime more relaxing.


Home renovations can be a huge undertaking and often require a significant amount of time and money. If you’re planning a major renovation, it’s important to consider the logistics of where you’ll live during the construction process. For many people, the most convenient option is to stay in their homes and deal with construction noise and dust. However, this can be disruptive, stressful and potentially dangerous.

During your renovation, you also need to consider where the rest of your items should go. If there’s any risk that the valuables in your home could be damaged during your renovation, you need to provide them with safe storage. For this, you should consider a storage facility. At Brycelands, we provide competitively priced storage services. Our storage has everything you need to keep your valuables secure. With the latest CCTV technology, we can make sure your items are looked after until your renovation is complete.

How to find temporary housing when relocating?

You can find temporary housing on a month-to-month basis, but contracts can be drawn up for set periods such as 3 months or 6 months. These leases can be easily found online and companies like Airbnb and Sublet will offer furnished apartments that you can find for competitive prices.   

What to move to your temporary house?

To know what you’ll need to take with you, you first need to know where you’re going and for how long. For example, a short-term relocation for work purposes can be done at a hotel. This means you’ll only need to take clothes, personal belongings and anything of sentimental value (such as photos). However, a long-term relocation (over 6 months) is best tackled with a short-term lease. 

Additionally, if you are waiting for your house sale to go through, you may need to find a short-term lease to bridge the gap. In this case, you can take the majority of your things with you. However, we know that packing everything up and taking the furniture and personal belongings that you’ll need for your temporary home can be a bit much. That’s why through us you can arrange storage of any items you won’t need for day-to-day use.

We do recommend that you move these items:

  • All work equipment
  • Any electronics that get used at least once a week
  • Any sentimental items
  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Clothing 
  • Medications 
  • Toiletries 
  • Important documents  

What if I have pets?

If you have pets, you should look into using a temporary kennel for your cat or dog. Pet boarding isn’t an uncommon practice. You should be aware that if you use websites like Find Pet Boarding, you are selecting a boarding company that’s licensed within their county. 

Alternatively, you can reach out to your friends and family to help out. This can also be useful if you want to still frequently see your pet.

Read more: Moving Home with Pets

Packing up your belongings

Brycelands are always happy to help you with your packing needs, whether your belongings are going with you or heading into storage. We are fast, and efficient and have over 50 years of experience under our belts, so you can rest assured that you’ll be out on time.

If you’re in the Hertfordshire, St Albans, Hitchin, Stevenage, Essex, Epping, Buckhurst Hill or Chigwell areas and need help with moving to temporary accommodation. Give Brycelands Removals & Storage a call today for a no-obligation quote on 01462 675 555.