Planning a trip can be stressful, especially when you’re going out of town for weeks or months on end. You’re so focused on getting your affairs in order at home that you don’t think about the corporate apartment you’ll be moving in to.
Moving doesn’t have to feel like a burden when you have a team of seasoned professionals behind you. Especially when your sales rep is local to the St. Louis area and knows the lay of the land. Here’s a checklist from our team at St. Louis Corporate Housing to help you start the planning process.
This should go without saying, but don’t leave your permanent residence unattended. Make sure that you have a trusted friend or family member looking over your things. You should have a plan for everything that needs your attention on a daily basis, including your kids, pets, or even your house plants.
Figure out how long you will be traveling for and consider what impact it will have on your utility bills. How will you manage the systems in your home? Should you turn your thermostat up or down a few degrees, or shut it off entirely while you're gone?
Make sure you don’t leave any areas of your home exposed, especially if inclement weather is likely. If moisture seeps in through a window, door, or crack while you’re gone, it could damage certain materials in your home like wooden flooring. Have you made sure that everything is sealed properly?
There is no single answer to these kinds of questions. It all depends on who or what you are leaving behind, and if someone will be handling the upkeep in your absence.
Plan Your Budget Ahead of Time
Before you begin your rental search, you need to establish a budget. If it’s a business-related trip, most companies will float the bill (in part or in full) for St. Louis Corporate Housing. However, many individuals utilize our services for reasons completely unrelated to work. You may be visiting family, traveling for medical reasons, or simply want to take an extended vacation.
If it’s not covered by your company, you need to establish a realistic budget for yourself while you’re out of town. Research what the cost of living is and factor that in with how long you plan to stay. Consider all of your travel expenses, such as the flight, cost to bring luggage, rental cars, and the price of gas.
Figure Out How Much Your Corporate Apartment Costs
Thankfully, one part of the budget-planning process can be seamless with the right provider– knowing the monthly cost of your corporate apartment in St. Louis. Our monthly fees are all-inclusive, meaning that your rent, amenities, and utilities are bundled into one single payment. You don’t need to worry about added taxes or hidden fees throwing off your numbers. However, give yourself a little “wiggle room,” because life is unpredictable and you can’t plan for everything. You may also want to upgrade from standard amenities during your stay, which could lead to a higher monthly payment.
Connect with a Seasoned Expert
Once you’ve established your budget, connect with your corporate housing provider to find your dream apartment and a prime location. St. Louis Corporate Housing offers a variety of apartments all over the St. Louis area, so the more we know about our clients, the more we can narrow down the choices. Make yourself a list of questions to get some clarity on what you want, such as:
Do I want to be close to downtown?
Is public transportation important to me?
What type of lease agreement do I need?
Should I bring my pet or look into boarding him/her?
Of course, our team at St. Louis Corporate Housing doesn’t expect you to have all the answers. Just do the best you can and that will give us a great starting point.
Book Your Flight and Start Packing
Great! You’ve planned accordingly, talked with an expert, and picked a beautiful property. Now all you have to do is make your travel arrangements and start packing. Our St. Louis corporate apartments come fully furnished will all the basic household items you’ll need. We are firm believers that your transition into corporate living should be as seamless as possible.
Planning an extended trip can be time consuming and taxing without the right support. Our team has a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. We’re here to answer your questions and give you guidance on all of your corporate housing St. Louis needs.