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John_Doe

733d

have any of you ever lived out of your car? I can't do school anymore and I can't go back home. I need a break but I don't have any money. I'm seriously considering living out of my car.

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    • jellywheel

      733d

      Its very difficult to keep things organized I ended up having clothes in trash bags in my trunk that i would just have to rummage through in parking lots. I lived off subway bc it was cheap and i had a gift card, but you dont have a tap for water anymore. You dont have a fridge. Snacks are good, but not very filling and will probably end up just taking up more space you dont have. You dont have a shower, and sitting in a car all day is not great for cleanliness/ smell. People can see the shit piled in the back seat and know whats going on. For me it was embarassing, especially showing up to work. Anything that wont fit in your car is just gone forever. Any furniture? Youll have to buy all of it over again when you can move into shelter. Gas adds up, especially right now. If your car has any problems at all, if you cant afford to fix it, you will still have to use the car and make it worse/ unusable. Its just very easy to move into your car, and things go wrong enough that you end up homeless without one. Im really sorry that youre going through this

    • jellywheel

      733d

      There are plenty of things im not thinking of. Just try your best to stay safe okay? I know how hard this is

    • John_Doe

      733d

      thank you Jelly. I'll keep all of that in mind.

    • jellywheel

      733d

      Its very difficult to keep things organized I ended up having clothes in trash bags in my trunk that i would just have to rummage through in parking lots. I lived off subway bc it was cheap and i had a gift card, but you dont have a tap for water anymore. You dont have a fridge. Snacks are good, but not very filling and will probably end up just taking up more space you dont have. You dont have a shower, and sitting in a car all day is not great for cleanliness/ smell. People can see the shit piled in the back seat and know whats going on. For me it was embarassing, especially showing up to work. Anything that wont fit in your car is just gone forever. Any furniture? Youll have to buy all of it over again when you can move into shelter. Gas adds up, especially right now. If your car has any problems at all, if you cant afford to fix it, you will still have to use the car and make it worse/ unusable. Its just very easy to move into your car, and things go wrong enough that you end up homeless without one. Im really sorry that youre going through this

    • John_Doe

      733d

      can you give any examples? I'm really at my limit here. Anything you can think of to dissuade or persuade would be greatly appreciated.

    • jellywheel

      733d

      I did for a few weeks. It is incredibly stressful, and there are a lot of things you wont think about until you dont have it. I would only say go for it if you have a friend that lets you sleep at their place/ use facilities occasionally.

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