So, I'm somewhat short of money right now (for a change), and I've been looking at ways of bringing in more cash, to try and clear my debts a bit quicker, and actually have some money to live on.
I've been toying with the idea of renting the back bedroom out for some time... it is currently just used as junk storage, and all the stuff that the ex doesn't want/hasn't shifted out yet. So the plan is to get it all sorted out, tidy up the house generally, and try and get someone in. I've worked out that if I get someone in, it'll pay for all my loan/credit card repayments each month, and I'll be able to pay them off twice as quickly I know I'm going to lose a bit of my privacy in my home, and it will feel less like my personal hidey hole, but even if I do this for a year, it will help me no end.
I know the current issue at the moment is that I need to replace the hot water/central heating cylinder, as it is, for want of a better word, knackered. This could cost me a few bob to sort, but it needs doing, and of course before I get someone in.
Has anyone had lodgers, or been a lodger, and could give me advice on how to go about things? Any pitfalls to avoid? I've been looking on the spareroom website for ideas, but of course any real experiences and ideas would be helpful.