How best to handle moving out technically TONIGHT?
February 24, 2014 1:33 PM Subscribe
I procrastinated horribly and relied upon uncertain things, and I technically need to move out of my apartment tonight or I assume suffer consequences. What are my options?
posted by destructive cactus to Home & Garden (39 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm the worst procrastinator you've ever known. I live in a one-bedroom apartment with a cat, and all the furniture that you might imagine a place to have. The problem is that I am being told I have to move out today/tonight. Here's the back story/facts/etc:
1. Around two months ago, the leasing office gave me notice that I would not be able to renew my lease this year (I have lived here for three years) because they needed to renovate the apartment. Figuring this would be a good time to find a place closer to work, and maybe cheaper, and maybe with a roommate, I accepted and gave my 30 days notice when instructed.
2. A potential roommate situation failed as the other person flaked out. Then, my backup plan of getting a small studio apartment near work didn't happen because my application was denied (rental credit check type thing failed, I got a 'maybe' or '6.3 out of 10' or something like that - this is due partially to something that happened years ago with a 'lemon' apartment and me not handling things properly) The studio apartment thing fell through just a few days ago. Today is supposed to be my move out date.
3. I explained this to the leasing office/landlord and he said that he could not help and that someone has paid a deposit to move in ASAP so that they need to start these renovations on schedule.
Here's a few more crappy details: I can't rent a u-haul and can't move the big furniture myself. I have basically zero friends nearby as I moved across the country for work and most of my friends here are in a not-too-nearby city with no car.
One thing I was thinking would be to get a storage unit, hire a moving service to load my things into it, and take my cat and myself and find a motel that rents rooms weekly or something similar. I'd just like to know if anyone has any better ideas, knows the laws about my situation in California, and what they would do in my place. Also, what's the deal with my credit report? I remember it being 'iffy' when I got this current place three years ago, and I actually had to have my father co-sign (which he was obviously not happy about). However, this current place that rejected me does not allow that. How would I be able to find a place that would allow something such as that? Should I look for a place that isn't being rented out by a big leasing company? A roommate situation? How much time do I really have here?
Thanks in advance, and I apologize for any poor organization evident in this post. As you can tell, that's a problem elsewhere too ;)