Sleeping in my car to save up $6000?

Does this sound doable?

Well, this small town in northern michigan that I live in, has nothing going for it. The jobs are low paying, dead ends and etc.

The job that I work for now is offering a job in Chicago that pays $650 per week delivering car parts from a warehouse to different auto shops. I'm doing the same thing here except the warehouse that we are working for is going out of business and shutting down in a week.

I will also pick up a night job and save as much as I possible can from that.

However, I'll be finishing school in August (online), and already have a Job offer in Georgia and that's where I'll be headed once I graduate. In the meantime, my bank account is in the negative, and I have about $1000 on my credit card but I worked to hard to pay them down. Not really trying to use them.

And I have about $500.00. I was thinking of taking the job offer, and sleeping in my car in a 24 hour walmart parking lot in a suburbs.

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  • 6 months ago

    I think your best plan is get a very cheap shared room somewhere.

    Maybe explain your problem to a church and and ask if they know if anyone has a cheap spare room for a while

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I think you should look for an Air BNB where you'd just have one bedroom somewhere. I understand saving money, but if you get messed with or robbed it'll be bad and you're gonna need to shower sometimes.

  • 6 months ago

    Its awful hot in Georgia so I would either get a small RV or get an apartment. I have slept in my car in a Walmart lot and its not a very goid place to sleep. Lots of lights, noises, cleaning the parking lot its not worth it for longterm housing.

  • 6 months ago

    The police will kick you out of a walmart parking lot, even in the back. They make the rounds. It's private property. Look for a "legal" place to park your car. In a friend's driveway, an RV park, a Flying J. A casino will even kick you out. You may have to do a lot of looking around before you find a place where you can park overnight.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    💊

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No, it does not sound doable. You would have to have an address for the application and for background check.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    And no cooking, bathroom or shower facilities?

  • Lolly
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You would be better off renting a room off craigslist or somewhere. Staying in someone's basement or a room even with sharing a bathroom is better than the dangerous plan you have.

  • Never
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Walmart has security and they would run you off or tell the cops to do. You might get away with a night here or there but not permanently.

  • 6 months ago

    and sleeping in my car in a 24 hour walmart parking lot in a suburbs.

    And Walmart is going to let you do this?? Me think they might just go ahead & call the cops on you.

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