You finally unpack the last box in your new place and breathe a sigh of relief, knowing the dreaded move has come to an end– for now anyway. But what about next time?
The U.S. Census Bureau says the average person will relocate 11.7 times in their lifetime. In reality, you’ll most likely move again within the next 5 years.
If the thought of moving 11.7 times in your lifetime sounds overwhelming, just think about all the time and money you’ll spend every time you relocate (and this doesn’t even take into consideration all the pre-planning involved with your move):
You finally made the move, but let’s be honest– you’re nowhere near done because you still have to unpack what looks like a gigantic storage unit. More than once, you will question your decision to spend time and money moving some of your things.
In the middle of unpacking, you’ll probably realize some of your items didn’t survive the move. So in addition to all the money you’ve already spent, now you’re wondering what needs to be replaced. And you’re wondering where the bedding, towels and soap were packed because it was a long, sweaty move and you’re ready to crash.
You’re looking at a shocking pile of boxes and packing materials, wondering if it was worth the cardboard and bubble wrap to move used furniture and chipped dishes.
Fast forward a couple of months… hopefully your new place is all in order. But then again, most people still have some unpacked boxes at this point. The unhung pictures. You’ll get around to them eventually…right?
An estimated 900 million cardboard boxes, 30 million rolls of tape and 90 million pounds of packing paper end up in landfills every year.
There is an easier way to relocate, that benefits both you and the planet.
With Lodgeur’s long-term, on-demand housing, you’ll never have to worry about furnishing or cleaning your place again. Whether you’re staying in a studio, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom, our interior-designed apartments are move-in ready the moment you get the keys.
When you pick up the keys, you just swan in like it’s a hotel room. The bed is made. The kitchen is organized. The towels and toiletries are in the bathroom. The utilities and wifi are already connected. Walk in with your luggage and you are moved in.
On top of that, you can expect:
So rather than stressing over where the couch goes, or calling around to find the best wifi provider, you can instead focus on checking out all the features your stylish and comfy place has to offer.
Best of all, you can avoid buying packing supplies, brand new furniture and other household items, which will help to significantly eliminate waste and emissions. In the U.S. alone, Americans generated 12.1 million tons of furniture waste in 2018, and 80.1% of it ended up in the landfill. Not to mention, these numbers don’t take into consideration items like carpets and rugs (2.5 million tons of which Americans also threw away.)
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