Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Moving on a Dime
Moving on an empty wallet is a tricky situation. If you can avoid it, it's best to wait until you are ready, but, if you can't, we can try to help you out! Follow the tips in this article and you can pull it off!
Figuring out how to move without money is a cerebral exercise. You need, at a minimum, packaging, padding, and gas to get you there. The important question: How do I pull this off? Well, read on, and we'll help you get there!
First step, try to secure employment for after your move to help cover any incidentals that you might incur beyond what you're planning. With your bank account running on fumes, financial stability in the future can make you feel much more confident in dealing with unexpected problems and expenses. Arrange some interviews, even if they're just on phone interviews. It can be the first step in getting your foot in the door. Don't rule out McDonald's or other entry level positions. They can put some cash in your pocket while you're pursuing a bigger fish. A big city move can take you more time to land a cushy position, so do what you can now before you even get there. If you can line it up smartly, you can try to get several in person interviews all on the same day. That will give you a better shot at getting a position without costing you a dime traveling back and forth several times.
But don't worry, this article is about moving on a whisper and a prayer, the job advice is extra.
First step: Enlist help. Plan early, and, try to collect packaging and supplies from friends who have recently relocated and are still unpacking. Anything leftover that they don't need can be useful for you!
Also, blood is thicker than water, right? Parents and relatives are often able to lend a helping hand, especially if you're relocating somewhere closer to them. May be that they are willing to come and help you with the heavy lifting, or it could be that they would be able to help you foot the bill, even if it's a loan you're going to pay back later. Any assistance is something you got for free, right? But, it can help you out more to be specific about what you need when you ask for help. "Hey, can you help me move?" Is less likely to get what you need than "Hi, Mom. I really need some help moving. Do you think you could help me get a moving truck?"
And, don't forget to ask all those other friends and colleagues to help you with your heavy lifting. Maybe they owe you a favor, or maybe they're just extra nice. You can get boxes at the supermarket, and your clothes can be your padding. Chances are good that if you're moving on empty, then you don't need too much of those. Do you have new neighbors in the area? Offer to help them get rid of their used packaging for them! Ask your buddy with the 6 seater van to help you transport your stuff! Don't be shy! Beggars can't be choosers,right?