If this is a temporary housing situation for you during a transitional period, there is a tendency to live like you are camping. Many tenants are hesitant to fully unpack because they may not feel like it is worth the investment of time and energy.
My advice is to go all in! Even if you put things in storage, resist the urge to live out of boxes. This is your home. There is something profoundly satisfying about creating a space all your own. Enjoy it and embrace it. It is a reflection of who you are. Make your home comfortable for you and your loved ones, even if it’s short term.
Practice hospitality and resist feeling like your home is too small or inadequate to invite others in. Hospitality is all about people and relationships, not square footage or features.
Another common challenge of a temporary living mindset is not engaging or getting involved in your community. You may not want to commit to friendships or volunteer work because you’re concerned about not being here for very long. I want to encourage you to go for it! You don’t know exactly how long your transitional periods will take. If you wait until you are permanently settled in a community and purchase your forever home, you will have missed some of the best opportunities.
At Johnson Home and Land we offer property management services. We assist tenants with finding the best fit for them. We love our tenants and enjoy being apart of their lives. It’s so fun to watch a rental be transformed into a safe and comfortable home.
Regardless of your projected time frame, I urge you to fully unpack, enjoy and embrace your home and your community.