Five Ways to Make your Temporary Residence Feel Like Home

Posted by on Aug 10 | 2015

Whether you’re a high-level executive who has to travel to another state or country as part of your job, or you’re a full-time employee relocating while they complete a research assignment, you’ll undoubtedly have some adjustments to make in order to settle into your temporary home away from home.

Temporary Residence

In addition to possibly adjusting to a new time zone or culture, you’ll want to establish some sort of normalcy in order to hit the ground running with the new professional duties you’ve been assigned.

Read on for five easy ways to make your temporary residence feel like home.

A little organization goes a long way

Whether your temporary residence is a hotel, motel or condo, you can make the most of the situation by personalizing your space.

One way to create order out of chaos is to tap into your organizational skills. Unpacking your suitcase or hand luggage and storing away what you’ll need will help give you a sense of familiarity in your residence. If your living environment is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette, you can organize things the way you would in your home kitchen so you can follow through with your regular, daily routines. Just take a quick look in your living area and use your imagination to determine how you can make things more functional for you.

Add something from home

Just because you’re away from home and living in a temporary residence doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate your living space! You could easily hang a photo of family and friends or a drawing completed by one of your children. If you’re into greenery, you can even pick up some plants to make for a comfortable home away from home.

Bedding, pillow cases and towels

Don’t underestimate the benefit of comfortable sheets. Unless your company has booked you a high-end room, the bedding might not be of the highest quality which could compromise your comfort and leave you feeling more than a little homesick.

Quality linens and sheets need not take up much space in your luggage, but they will make a big difference as you seek to make your temporary residence feel like home. While you’re add it, pack quality pillow cases and towels in order to make for a more enjoyable trip.

Nothing says ‘home’ like a home-cooked meal

You’ll quickly feel at home if you whip up a meal. Head out to a nearby store and pick up some ingredients to create the sort of comfort food that you would normally enjoy at home or while out with friends. Nothing will have you feeling comfortable in your temporary living quarters than some tasty, familiar eats.

Scents make sense

Don’t forget to pack some of your favorite fragrances when heading to your temporary residence. Your favorite deodorizers, scented candles or incense will quickly have you feeling comfortable in your temporary home.

Traveling out of state or outside of the country on business can be stressful, but there are some simple things you can do to make your temporary residence feel like home. Getting comfortable with your surroundings will put you in the frame of mind to get down to business!

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