If you’ve ever had to stay in corporate temporary housing, you’ll understand the feeling of living in an apartment or condo that simply doesn’t feel like home. While it’s better than staying in a hotel for an extended period of time, corporate housing rentals often feel very unfamiliar. And even if your corporate housing company makes your temporary home more comfortable with a cozy bed and nice sheets, it still won’t have that “at-home” feel. Here are some easy and affordable ways you can turn your temporary living situation into a home during your stay.
1. Fully unpack and settle in
Learning how to make corporate housing feel like a real home requires you to treat it with care. Leaving your belongings closed up in a suitcase on the floor of your corporate living space doesn’t necessarily exude the essence of home. In order to really feel like you’re at home, your clothes and bathroom supplies should be in their natural spots. So, unpack those bags, put your belongings away, and settle into your home away from home.
2. Bring your own linens and towels
Although your corporate housing company will provide soft, high-quality linens and towels, having your own sheets and towels can help you feel more pleasant in your temporary living situation. We totally understand that everyone has a unique style and prefers different things. Bring your coziest sheets and throw pillows, or change up the shower curtains and towels for a more personalized experience.
3. Utilize that kitchen
Dining out daily and having a trash can full of empty fast-food containers will only make you feel like you’re staying in a hotel. One of the benefits of using a corporate housing company as opposed to staying in a hotel is the full kitchen they provide you with. Using the kitchen in your temporary home will not only save you money on eating out for every meal, but it’ll make you feel like you’re cooking a homemade meal like you would do on any given night.
4. Bring friendly reminders of your home
Sometimes we miss the smallest things about our home when we’re away, like having your favorite mug to enjoy your morning coffee in or putting on your most comfortable slippers. Having these items with you can help you feel like you’re at home, even when you’re miles and miles away. You can also give your corporate finished apartment the essence of home with a familiar-smelling candle or air freshener.
5. Keep your routine
Maintaining your usual routine can help make the transition of not being at home less uncomfortable. Having at least some consistency while you’re away will help you adjust to your new surroundings and feel more at home while you’re in a new place. And as you continue your normal routine, the feeling of being away from home will get easier.
6. Bring items that showcase your personality
Personalizing your corporate housing rental with your favorite books, pictures, artwork, or even small knick knacks for display can help remind you of home. Having these familiar items around can alleviate the homesickness you might feel while being away.
If you know you’re going to miss your loved ones back home, bring pictures of them with you. It’s nice to have a familiar face around in a new place, even if it’s only printed on paper.
7. Get a houseplant
Not only are houseplants a great way to add some life to a room and improve your air quality, but they can also have positive effects on your mind. Plants have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety and lift your mood. Placing a small or medium-sized indoor plant on a table or countertop is easy and can add a personal touch to your new living space.
8. Get to know your surroundings
Exploring the new area will not only give you something to do in your spare time, but will help you enjoy your temporary home. This can be especially important if you’re planning on taking the next step of relocating.
Get to know the ins and outs of the Biggest Little City, find your new favorite Midtown or South Reno restaurant, or just enjoy the adventure of a new place. Getting to experience the city around you can also make your extended stay more fun and seem less like a business trip.
Ask your corporate housing company about their favorite places or some fun things to do while you stay with them.
Stay With CHC- Your Reno Corporate Housing Company
Stay With CHC is a corporate housing company located in Reno, Nevada dedicated to providing comfortable living for temporary tenants. We understand that normal corporate housing can feel very corporate. We strive to enhance your experience with us by offering luxury accommodations that will make you feel more at home during your extended stay. Connect with us to see how we can help make your extended stay more comfortable, and browse our current corporate housing for rent here.