Having no money is tough, even tougher if you need to move. Students will understand this struggle, but where there is a will, there is a way. At North Shore Mini Storage, we have some tips to help you with a budget of $0.
You are going to need a solid group of friends that won’t expect pizza or beer, maybe some water. You are also going to need a friend with a truck that can haul the big stuff, just be sure to mention that gas isn’t something you can afford… awkward.
Get to social media, get to the bars, and start asking around for apartments for rent that you can afford. We know that in Vancouver this is quite the task, but it’s not impossible. You never know who knows someone with an unbeatable deal, and you won’t find out unless you ask.
If money is tight or you lost your job, being able to stay with a friend while you find your feet is invaluable. This is often the difference between being homeless for many, many people. Make sure that you cook, clean and take care of the place just as if it was your own. Once you do find your feet, make sure to repay your friend well.
A quick way to make ends meet is to sell your stuff. Craigslist, eBay, LetGo, these are all great places to start. You will be surprised how much some of your stuff is worth and how much selling a few items can help you.
If you plan to live with a friend, maybe you should store most of your items in someone’s storage unit. It’s a lot less stressful to not have to worry about space or constantly moving items around. We are sure someone has a little of room inside their unit.
Moving can be done for cheap. You just have to leverage some friendships and family relations.