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Job Layoffs & Furlough due to the Coronavirus

There have been mass layoffs in New York and around the United States because of COVID-19. These layoffs differ between employees being fully laid off where you are completely off the company’s payroll. Then there is furlough, where you are “forced” to take a mandatory unpaid leave but are still on the company’s books as an employee. Nearly 10 million people in the USA have applied for unemployment insurance since the beginning of the corona outbreak. 

If you are renting a place to live, you may not be able to pay rent for the time-being and may need to either go back to your home country or move in with family. Being laid off and furloughed is a stressful situation during the coronavirus pandemic, especially if you need to move out of your apartment or house on short notice. This situation has had many people scrambling to find full service storage companies that can pick-up and return items without you having to even leave your house.

Boxie24 offers a moving box service where we will bring you our eco-friendly green boxes, you pack, then we come back at a later date to pick them up and return the boxes whenever you need them back!

There are so many different things to worry about at this moment in time with COVID-19 that at Boxie24 we try to take as much stress away from you as possible when trying to store during this uncertain time.

When storing with us at Boxie24 you receive the following advantages:

  • First month free (When storing longer than 3 months).
  • We beat any price and or quote!
  • 5% discount if you have been furloughed.
  • Discounts for long term and business storage.
  • We pick-up your items, then return them whenever you want, normally within 24 hours.
  • Free basic insurance.
  • Hassle & stress free storage, without even having to leave your home!
  • Storage in fully secure & modern climate controlled warehouses.

5 Ways to Save Money when you have been Laid-Off or Furloughed from your Job

Most people that have found themselves in the tricky and unforeseen situations where they are no longer getting a steady income, for many this reality is permanent and for some they have been furloughed only for a few months. Whatever the case is, when you find yourself in this situation, one of the biggest issues that comes up is affordability of living. Depending on how much savings you have, you might be required to make a tough decision when it comes to finances, as being laid off or furloughed will change many things. 

Below are 5 ways you can cut back on your expenses and stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic:

  1. Move in with friends or family to save on rent and related expenses. This may leave you with unforeseen amounts of personal items and furniture with nowhere to store. You should look into self storage in New York and the surrounding areas. 
  2. Look at your monthly subscriptions and see what you don’t need and cancel them, shop around for other providers for a better price if you do not want to cancel a subscription. Boxie24 beats any price when it comes to on demand storage!
  3. Only buy necessities and try to buy non-brand items, whether it is clothes, food or toilet paper.
  4. Contact your local unemployment agency to see if you are eligible for unemployment benefits.
  5. Look for jobs that are classified as essential services or jobs that can be done online and not affected by job layoffs and furloughs .

Once you have looked at all your options, it may be overwhelming and you could feel stressed with all this pressure. Be sure to give us a call at Boxie24, we will try and take most of the stress concerning moving and storing your items in a storage unit away from you! We are currently offering furloughed employees with proof of furlough a 5% discount on storage space rentals.

Jobs, layoffs, furloughs – The Extra Consequences of the Coronavirus

With all the craziness, uncertainty and economic implications of the Coronavirus it creates many new situations we are not used to dealing with. Obviously the biggest scare and situation we are faced with are the health implications due to COVID-19 but after that, the economic implications are catastrophic as many people have lost their jobs, been placed on furlough, laid off and just are stuck without any savings or back-up plan, especially those who are not eligible for unemployment insurance payouts due to corona.

With all this uncertainty we should all start to follow these 9 health and financial precautions as we are not sure what the future holds:

  1. Wash your hands regularly.
  2. Do not touch your face.
  3. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  4. Do not shake hands.
  5. Use gloves & facemasks when you can.
  6. Limit exposure to public places.
  7. Start cutting back on expenses.
  8. Consider moving back in with family and storing your belongings in a storage unit near you.
  9. Eat at home and split expenses when possible.

During these times of job layoffs, furloughs and overall health and financial uncertainty in the corona pandemic, it may be hard to keep your head held up high, especially as most of us do not know when this will all be over. Just remember that in time this too shall pass and this situation will make us appreciate our family, friends and just normal life freedoms that we usually take for granted everyday.

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