Dire Straits Moving: Tips for Relocating in a Not-So-Pretty Situation – Homelessness and Other Hard Times Moves

 

Dire Straits Moving: Tips for Relocating in a Not-So-Pretty Situation – Homelessness and Other Hard Times Moves

This article is intended to help those of us who are faced with finding a new place to live, when we are not prepared for that to happen. It is full of moving tips for anybody, but especially for those of us in a bad moving situation. Been there, done that. Blech.

Maybe your savings got exploded
Maybe your income evaporated
Maybe you were evicted
Maybe you were foreclosed on
Maybe your housing situation suddenly became untenable

I have now moved over a dozen times (18 but who’s counting), many of them with a less-than-rosy outlook. My suggestions and tips may help you navigate this situation more smoothly. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then this article is about a gallon of preparedness to help you make the best choices for you.

There is only one rule (besides the Golden Rule):
Just do your best! That’s all you can do, and all anyone can ask of you.

If you know you have done your best, then you can be happy even in the worst of situations and satisfied that you made the best choices.

I hope this series makes you feel better about a bad situation.

A note on the pesky term, “homeless.”
Who is homeless? What exactly does that mean? I used to think homeless meant nowhere to live at all, living under a bridge in a box somewhere. I have come to find that there are many layers to being homeless, from having a box you can call home, to living in your car, to couch surfing, or staying in a shelter.
Being homeless means you do not have a home of your own, not necessarily that you are out in the cold. There is less stability and less comfort, but the situation can be dealt with and overcome.

*If you want to help, volunteer at or donate to your local food bank or transitional housing shelter http://www.volunteermatch.org/, or do more here:
Feeding America http://www.feedingamerica.org/
National Alliance to End Homelessness http://www.endhomelessness.org/

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