Your Home Away from Home: Tips for Settling Into Temporary Housing While on Assignment

Moving into a new residence, whether you’re buying a house or renting an apartment, can certainly be exciting. It’s one of the perks of working as a traveling healthcare professional. You get to explore new locations and meet new people. MedPro Healthcare Staffing is here to help you if you have any housing issues.

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Meanwhile, here are a few tips to help make your transition a smooth one.

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Bring a digital camera.

Use a camera—or your smartphone—to take photographs of the condition of the apartment when you move in. These photos may come in handy later if you find that repairs need to be made. Take pictures of ceilings, walls and carpets. Also, photograph any appliances and fixtures that are built in. If you do find any damage, notify the rental office immediately.

Check utilities.

Look for any leaks. Make sure the air conditioning and heat are working. Again, if you find anything amiss, report it to the rental office.

Things to bring – the basics.

You should not have to worry about furniture, since facilities come furnished. However, not all apartments come with cooking tools, plates and utensils. You should bring things for the kitchen, including a set of kitchen knives, set of cutlery, silverware tray, wastebasket, coffee maker and mugs, toaster oven, veggie peeler, can opener, corkscrew, cookie sheet and frying pans, as well as casserole dishes. You should also bring a dustpan and broom, and plates and bowls.

Remember to pack a phone charger and a spare pack of batteries.

For the bedroom, remember to bring bedspread, blankets, pillows, pillowcases and sheets.

And for the bathroom, bring a bath mat, shower curtain, liner, and rings, along with towels and linens.

Moving out checklist.

When leaving the residence, get rid of all the trash, return gym and mail keys, leave a forwarding address for mail, and make sure all of the lights, and air conditioning or heat is turned off.

The property manager will almost certainly conduct a move-out inspection to make sure everything is in order. You might also want to take photographs of the residence before you leave as a precautionary measure.

Why should you work with MedPro Healthcare Staffing? The reason is simple: We are staffing experts with vast experience in the travel healthcare industry who work to understand your unique skills and needs. We work with hundreds of healthcare facilities to place you in the best locations, with a wide range of positions. We take the time to really understand what your goals are, and then do our best to find opportunities that are right for you. Give us a call today for one of the many positions we have available, or click below to apply now.

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