As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently graduated with my MA in Psychology. When I graduated, my Graduate Plus loans ran out and I had to move out of my apartment. Luckily, I have some great friends who have let me live with them for free for the past 2 months in exchange for keeping the house clean. My time here is quickly coming to an end, however, and by the 1st of December, I will be homeless.
These past two months, I have been trying to find jobs. I have applied for therapist jobs and serving jobs to literally everything in between. I have also been doing Craig's List cleaning gigs to make a little money for food.
I had a second interview at a great job about 2 weeks ago that went really well. I have been anxiously waiting to hear back from this job and will hear back by Thanksgiving. If I get this job, I need to find a place to live here in the city. If not, I am going to be crushed and I don't know where I will end up.
So, I put an ad on Craig's List looking for a couch to sleep on and a shower to use for $100 per month and in exchange I will clean and do chores for them. I have never done something like this before, have any of you been in a similar situation and survived??
Let me know if you have any tips for finding cheap temporary housing and ways you have survived during difficult time.