When you are working in a new travel nursing job in a new city, you still are going to have some of the day to day troubles that you have at home (sorry). Things like your car breaking down and needing repair or you need to find a good dry cleaner, someone to hem your clothes; all these unexpected things and more are likely still going to happen. The disadvantage you are now at is that as a travel nurse you don’t have that network of friends and family to recommend a solution to your problems.
Sure you can always rely on the permanent nurses at the hospital where your travel nursing assignment is, which is great. As locals they probably know who to go to and who to stay away from, but for those times when they are not around or you don’t have a chance to do your own research, then check out Angie’s List. It is a consumer review site where actual people like you, not anonymous marketers in disguise, review local services like:
Heating & A/C
Lawn Mower Repair
Lawn & Yard Work
Mulch & Topsoil
Pool & Spa Service
AND MUCH MORE…
Jewelery Sales & Repair
You do have to pay but the cost is not all that much ($20 a year at the most or $2.60 a month) really. If you are career travel nurse, it is just another service you need to make your travel nursing life easier.
They have a quick tour and an extensive FAQ section you can take a look at before you decide if it is for you, but I definitely recommend taking a look if you are not one of those fortunate travel nurses who have zero of life’s little problems on their travel nursing assignments.