Life would be so much better if we didn’t have to pay rent but let’s be real. The anxiety and irritation that comes with living with Mom past age 21 can turn any calm and collected sweetheart into a straight lunatic.
This is why we find ourselves scrambling for a few extra dollars so our rent check doesn't bounce.
In efforts to keep a roof over our head, some of us are still searching through spare purses and rolling quarters. Basically, we’re doing the most we can. Working harder not smarter to make some coin.
According to The Penny Hoarder, there are other ways to make sure our rent is paid in full and on time.
Here are a few of those suggestions:
1. Don’t call your parents, call 211.
The person on the other end of 211 will tell you about programs that offer rental assistance and can provide you information about housing vouchers. Yeah, who knew? Oh, and the calls are free and confidential so ask as many stupid questions as you’d like.
2. Don’t mow your neighbors lawn, drive Uber.
Why? Because Uber let’s you work on your own time. You can work only when you need a few extra (hundred) bucks.
3. Don’t sweat at your own garage sale, post your stuff on Decluttr or letgo.
Selling your goods on these app keeps you from doing the most. According to The Penny Hoarder, Decluttr buys your old CDs, DVDs, video games, cell phones, tablets and iPods. As far as letgo, just take a photo, add a price and upload.
For 9 ways to raise rent money without raising your blood pressure, check out The Penny Hoarder. The advice is free.