Corporate Housing BlogTravel Tips › What You Haven’t Thought to Pack for an Extended Stay

Moving is hard. It takes up time, energy, and a lot of whole lot of effort. It can take weeks, months and even years to fully make a new place feel like home, then imagine having to do this every six months? Short-term housing packing and unpacking can get tedious and tiresome, especially if you want your place to represent yourself without having to go through the hassle of fully decorating. So here’s a little checklist of some items that you’ll want to pack for a six-month stays.

Trunks and Plastic Bins

Invest in these items, you’ll need them. A trunk that is colored or styled to your taste can be doubled to show off your personality in your apartment as a coffee table, storage unit or even just a decorative item for your bedroom. Plastic bins are great because unlike boxes you can reuse them constantly and avoid the hassle of trying to buy or find new ones.

Seasonal Clothing

Packing the appropriate clothing for your stay is key! If you are going somewhere that the weather is consistently warm or cold your packing will be easier and lighter since you won’t have to bring different seasonal options. But always make sure to pack your favorite items, like a comfortable sweater or pair of jeans.


You’d be surprised how important these can be. Surrounding yourself with familiar places and people will make each new place you venture to feel more like home and connected to the people you love and miss.

Valuable Items

Bringing a few close personal items with will keep you connected to your loved ones and will also ensure that you know where these items are at all times. Be sure to pack them in a bag that you keep on you during your move.

Small Decorative Items

Items like decorative dishes, posters, and other wall art can make your temporary stay reflect your personality also!

Favorite Pillows/Blankets

There’s nothing worse than crawling into bed and not feeling comfortable. Packing your favorite pillows and blankets is essentially important for a good nights sleep!


If you’re traveling around to new places make sure to bring your camera to document your travels. Make a day of it and explore the city you are in, and then make a scrapbook. Since you’re more than likely traveling for work, it’s easy to forget all that’s occurring around you. Taking photos will help you relive memories you may not have had too much time to pay attention to when traveling for your work-related extended stay.


Social media is one of the main outlets for staying connected with people who are away from you. But this is also a necessary item for work and documenting your stay!

About Nikki Henning:

Hey, y'all! I’m Nikki, the Events Coordinator for For Rent Media Solutions! I'm part of a fantastic creative team that works to keep our brand fresh and innovative. When I'm not running around planning events and occasionally writing, you can most likely find me dancing the night away with my friends or walking my pup on the beach!


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