Live free use storage.
Living in the Hudson area everyone knows how expensive it is to live here. Rent is by far one of our greatest expenses each month, in some cases gobbling up 30-50% of your monthly income. Add in cost for a car, dining/entertainment and utilities, there is not a lot left. You may start to ask yourself, why am I working for this?
From a storage facility operator’s standpoint I will tell you that the happiest people I meet are those moving all of their earthly belongings into a storage unit and traveling the world for 6-12-etc months. Believe it or not, there are a decent amount of people doing this. While the majority do tend to be younger, Millenial types, the Baby Boomers are also using storage for a free range lifestyle.
There are lot of great resources online to help you find a list of the cheapest places to live. One of the most popular is cheapestdestinationsblog.com. Much of Latin America is great place for Americans to disappear to.
Gain income from renting your home. If you are a homeowner living in a high rent area it’s pretty easy to justify renting your house out. In many areas around Hudson, monthly rent will cover your mortgage, and in some cases earn you a profit. It’s important to find good, solid renters. Many renters are savvy enough to transfer money, or use peer to peer payment systems such as Paypal for rent. Check references, and do necessary background checks to avoid a terrible situation developing while you are eating chimichangas in Mexico.
Take advantage of the strong US Dollar, in many cases as strong as it ever has been across the world. Check out Mexico peso, Brazilian real, or the Icelandic krona, to name a few. Your income may be meager compared to what it used to be, so make sure to make that USD go as far as possible.
Most importantly, move your beloved belongings into a domestic self storage facility, such as Storage Plus. With 2 locations and 1000 storage units, we have the size you need, and we’ll lock in your rate, so you can budget for your time abroad. Live free use storage. It’s as simple as that.