At Nicklas Medical Staffing, we know that our travel PAs and HTs/HTLs have a career that takes them to new and exciting labs and destinations. However, we also know that for some of our pathologists’ assistants and histotechs, the cost of maintaining their current home or apartment while on the road can cut into their potential savings.
Our team of experienced lab recruiters work closely with our PAs and HTs/HTLs throughout every contract to not only make the transition as seamless as possible — but also to find as many plausible and creative ways to save money in the process.
As a lab staffing company owned and operated by a pathologists’ assistant, we have firsthand insight on several out-of-the-box, smart, and cost-effective ways to keep your money where it belongs — in your pocket.
Finding a Safe Place for Personal Items Can Increase Savings on the Road
Storing personal items can be a great way for travel pathologists’ assistants and histotechs to increase savings and make life on the road more convenient and affordable. By effectively storing your personal items, you can save on rent (or mortgage), utilities, and other housing expenses.
Friends and Family May Be Able to Hold onto Items You Won’t Need on Contract
One of the most budget-friendly ways to store your personal items while you're on the road is by reaching out to your trusted friends or close relatives. Chances are, you have someone in your circle who would be willing to help you out. Whether it's a spare room in their house, a corner of their garage, or a spare closet, these spaces can serve as a temporary storage solution for your belongings.
Here are a few tips when utilizing friends and family for storage:
Communicate Your Needs
Make sure you discuss your storage needs and duration in advance, so everyone is on the same page.
Keep it Organized
Label your boxes clearly so it's easy to store and find what you need when you return.
A small gesture of gratitude, like a thank-you card or a thoughtful gift, can go a long way to show appreciation.
Renting a Storage Facility Can Also Help Increase Savings
If you don't have friends or family in the area where you'll be working, renting a storage facility is another viable option to drive savings. Storage facilities offer various sizes of units, making it easy to find one that suits your needs and budget.
Here's what to keep in mind when renting a storage unit:
Choose a facility that's conveniently located, so you can access your items when you are in your hometown.
If you have items that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, opt for a climate-controlled unit.
Whether you choose to utilize the generosity of friends and family or rent a storage facility, you can enjoy the minimizing your expenses, you'll be well on your way to a more budget-friendly and rewarding travel lab experience.
Ready to find your next lab opportunity? Schedule a call with Nicklas Medical Staffing today!