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Explain hiring movers to me like I'm a juvenile

I'm a grown up who has never hired movers, and I'm finally in the position to do so. Please help me understand all of the intricacies to it so I don't act like a total doofus. [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on Aug 29, 2015 - 14 answers

Help me decide whether to move across the country

I live in San Francisco. I have a job offer in New York City. Should I move? It's complicated, of course. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Aug 26, 2015 - 33 answers

How to Keep Unlimited Everything Verizon Plan

I may be moving out of state, how do cell phone plans work when you move? [more inside]
posted by Avosunspin on Aug 25, 2015 - 8 answers

Where should I live in London?

We are an early 30s hetero couple with pets. We are moving to London from the US soon, and will also be seeking to add a third member to our family. Where should we live? One of us will be working near Bloomsbury and would hope to be no more than a 30 minute tube ride away from that area. Other desiderata below the fold. (Adding this question to the database, as the others seem somewhat dated.) [more inside]
posted by pocksuppeteer on Aug 24, 2015 - 23 answers

Any Advice About a Month Long Sublet on Airbnb?

I'm moving to New York in September for a new job and I'm planning to do a one month sublet on Airbnb so that I can find a permanent place once I have arrived in New York. Is there anything that I need to check up on or ask the hosts before I select a place? How do I make a decision when there are multiple options? [more inside]
posted by crocodiletsunami on Aug 23, 2015 - 10 answers

[Canada Filter] Boxes Across Canada

I'm seeking recommendations on how to move my worldly goods (not furniture, but maybe my bike) from Toronto to Vancouver. Specific questions below the fold. [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on Aug 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Step-by-step instructions for moving house

Is there a checklist or some kind of organizational tool for moving, getting everything packed, getting everything cleaned, and getting rid of things you don't want to move with you? I'm looking for something that breaks it all down in incredibly small, concrete steps. [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on Aug 18, 2015 - 11 answers

I'll take it! I hope.

I am moving from New York to Nashville to start a new job in a few weeks. I need a place to live, and will almost certainly not be able to get down there to see a bunch of apartments in person. Knowing full well that this is not the ideal way to find an apartment, how should I go about finding an apartment? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Aug 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Should we stay or should we go now?

My boyfriend and I currently live in NYC. We hate it - we're tired of the noise, the garbage, the tiny apartments and the high prices for nearly everything. But we're considering having a baby in the next few years, and both our families are nearby - should we stay for family support or move to a location where we would likely be happier? [more inside]
posted by nightdoctress on Aug 17, 2015 - 31 answers

Getting the clothes and toys from the US to Germany

My friends are moving the family from the US to Germany. They are planning on getting rid of most of the things they own, but would like to keep a number of the children's toys and books, some instruments, clothing, and miscellaneous other items. I'm guessing they're looking to keep around 250lbs of stuff to be shipped in boxes. What is the least expensive way of shipping several 40ish pound boxes from the US to Germany?
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Aug 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Nesting in Prague

If things go well, I will be moving to Prague in the spring. I do have a friend there, however, I am trying to not bug them very much now as I am still in research stage. (I have a notebook filling up with info about the visa process, zivno, metro, all that. ) What I'm currently trying to figure out is the best way to go out about finding a place to live since I plan on staying and working after the course. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 11, 2015 - 3 answers

Cheapest way to send household stuff and artwork from UK to USA

Moving back to the States from the UK and looking for the cheapest way to ship stuff that we won't immediately need to have on our arrival. Since the move is from London to Miami sea freight seems like the best option. We also have some fragile and oddly-shaped art that we'd like to have handled separately (and carefully). I've looked around for quotes from sea cargo specialists, but would appreciate any suggestions for ideas I may have overlooked. [more inside]
posted by theory on Aug 7, 2015 - 2 answers

What to do with 25 year old baseball memorabilia?

So, back in grade 5 (or 5th grade, as we called it in Brooklyn), our teacher had us all write to various sports teams and basically ask for free stuff. I ended up deluged with schedules, stickers, postcards, and a few autographed photos. Somewhere along the way, I also picked up about a hundred autographs (on 3 x 5 index cards, with neatly handwritten descriptions) of baseball players from the 40s-70s. How can I find out if this load of presumed shite is worth anything? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 6, 2015 - 2 answers

How can I successfully transition from the Northeast to the Deep South?

Looking for advice on moving to rural Alabama after a lifetime in Vermont and a college town in upstate New York. I have zero experience with the South. [more inside]
posted by pterodactylichexameter on Aug 4, 2015 - 20 answers

Catholic hospital towns

If you have female reproductive organs, would you have any hesitation moving to a town where the only hospital is Catholic? [more inside]
posted by kutsushita nyanko on Aug 3, 2015 - 28 answers

Car insurance for temporary move from Canada to US

I live in Montreal and am taking a 1-year sabbatical in the United States (North Carolina). My car will be coming with me. Can I insure the car in NC without importing it into the US? [more inside]
posted by googly on Jul 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Moving help in Madison, WI

I'm moving out of my 1 BR apartment in Madison. Most of my possessions will be shipped. Illness set me back on getting ready, and now I need to find folks (paid or charitable) who can help me pack and ship last minute. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jul 30, 2015 - 8 answers

Triangle best

I'm moving away from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. What should I be sure to do before I leave? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jul 29, 2015 - 20 answers

Want to move across country. How do I do it?

I'm itching for change and would like to move to preferably in the next year. I'm looking into San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Portland. I've moved before and to different states/ cities, but this would be the biggest move ever in my life. I need advice on how to find jobs out of state, finding a place to live, and how to get all my junk across country as well. Is it easier to just save up a bunch and move and find a job when I get settled or should I try to get a job and then use that opportunity to move? Any tips or advice would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by ruebeignet on Jul 28, 2015 - 12 answers

Should I switch jobs?

I just got a job offer but am in a pretty good place now. I'm trying to decide whether I should take it. Part of that decision is also deciding if I should move to Colorado from Boston. [more inside]
posted by neematoad on Jul 27, 2015 - 15 answers

Great housecleaning services in Harlem needed on short notice!

Help! Two of my dearest friends have movers coming in the morning, but they're both incredibly sick with the flu. Can anyone recommend a great housecleaning service that will help them out on short notice? They're in Harlem below 125th St., and the recommendations we've found so far don't cover their neighborhood. (Any other moving-while-terribly-ill advice appreciated, too—I'm half a country away or I'd be there doing it myself!)
posted by you're a kitty! on Jul 26, 2015 - 4 answers

Finding temporary accommodation in London

A friend of mine is moving from Israel to London on the 28th of August. Their living arrangement just fell through, and as well as getting in touch with people they already know in London, they are looking for resources to find short-term rental housing there. They are looking for temporary accommodation for one to two weeks while trying to find a more permanent arrangement. What resources (preferably online) are available for finding a room for a short-term rental?
posted by frimble on Jul 26, 2015 - 7 answers

Help an old guy move

I don't get along with my ex very well but always liked her dad. When his wife died and he decided he wanted to move down here I was all Yaay! My son's last grandparent wants to be near him. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Yuck on Jul 21, 2015 - 13 answers

I’m overwhelmed by the enormity of California. Where should I live?

I’m a school psychologist from the Northeast who’s looking to move to a city in California. Problem is I don’t know a thing about where to choose. Are there cities/regions in the state that I’d like to live in more than others? [more inside]
posted by mayta on Jul 18, 2015 - 29 answers

Best & least expensive way to ship bunch of empty boxes cross-country?

Thanks to a recent move, have many lightly-used Uline cardboard boxes of various sizes (including big wardrobe boxes). Cost hundreds of $ to buy. Now need to move an apartment from NJ to CA. It might be less expensive to ship the boxes to NJ than buy new ones again. What's the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Jul 18, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me find a place to live in Amsterdam!

I've never visited Amsterdam, but this week I accepted a permanent job there, and am planning to start on August 10th. I'm incredibly excited but also terrified and a little clueless, mostly because I don't have housing sorted, and I don't have a lot in savings to manage a relocation. How can I make this move as painless as possible? [more inside]
posted by littlegreen on Jul 18, 2015 - 7 answers

So I'm moving to Copenhagen...

I'm starting a one-year position at the University of Copenhagen shortly. I'm a Canadian currently living in Germany, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jul 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Can you help me find a cheap, happy place to escape to for August?

I currently live in Brooklyn, but I'm headed to Vancouver for grad school in the fall. I have a few part-time freelance writing gigs that I can take with me, so I thought I could leave my higher-paying job in NYC, satisfy my wanderlust, and get out of the city for August. I could go anywhere, with relatively cheap flights/rent and wifi-access. But where should I go? [more inside]
posted by lightgray on Jul 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Explain it like I'm five: hiring movers to unload a truck.

In about two weeks, I will have around 12 hours in which to unload a whole lot of stuff into a fourth-floor walkup apartment. I have a few friends who have offered help, but given the amount of crap to be moved I'm pretty sure I will need to hire movers too. I've never done this before. What should I look for in a moving company? Can I ask my friends to help in addition to hiring movers, or will the movers need us to stay out of the way? And how do I estimate how many person-hours of help I need?
posted by nebulawindphone on Jul 8, 2015 - 26 answers

Mefites with young children: what do you love/hate about your house?

I will be moving to a new city for a new job soon, along with my husband and 1-year-old. We're trying to work out which features of a house/flat we would really benefit from and which we don't need so much. [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Jul 7, 2015 - 37 answers

Moving to Lancaster, PA area from Florida... alittle help please...

I"m taking a new job in Columbia... I figure i can live in York, or Lancaster.... All my (new) co-workers tell me Lancaster is better... To us (wife & 2 kids) it's about the school districts.... We're gonna rent for a year before we buy, but want to ensure where ever we rent, that if we in fact do buy in a year, will be in the right area where we won't have to move the kids out of school (again)... We both like live music... are we going to have a hard time making friends, or my wife finding a job??? [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Jul 7, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I move a weird amount of stuff halfway across the country?

In a few months I'll be moving several states away. I have a weird amount of stuff to move: much more than I can carry with me on the plane, and more (and more weird/bulky) than I can reasonably ship via traditional shipping methods, but not nearly enough stuff to fill a moving truck. I don't drive so can't just throw it in a small rental van and drive it myself, and anyway I'd prefer to pay professionals to do it. So what are my options? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jul 3, 2015 - 15 answers

Moving to Atlanta. Advice and recos?

There is a possibility I may be getting a job that would require a relocation to Atlanta. Can you help recommend a community or neighborhood? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jul 2, 2015 - 13 answers

How do you deal with feelings about moving far away?

I'm moving to a new country next week. I was super excited about it, but now just feel sad. How do I deal with emotions surrounding this and get happy about it again? [more inside]
posted by anonymoosemoosemoose on Jun 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Tell me about living in Denver (after living in SF)

I'm considering moving to Denver from the SF Bay Area, to take advantage of an amazing career opportunity. But this would be a huge change and I have a lot of questions! If you live in Denver or have recently lived there, can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2015 - 15 answers

Cleaning and preparing things for storage?

My belongings are going to be boxed and stored in a family member's extra bedroom for several months. I know how to wrap everything so that it won't chip or shatter, but should I be doing more? [more inside]
posted by newtonstreet on Jun 26, 2015 - 7 answers

The logistics of moving with a bike

It's possible that at the end of this Summer I will need to move from the German city I am currently living in to one ~9 hours away. But how? [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on Jun 18, 2015 - 19 answers

Where to go while the going is good?

My wife and I are age ~30, working and living in Cola, SC. We are considering moving somewhere else in the continental US. Where should we go and what should our plans be? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jun 18, 2015 - 23 answers

How do I deal with silverfish in a move/storage situation

We've got some silverfish at my current apartment, which I'm in the process of boxing up for two months of storage followed by a new apartment (I'm overseas in the meantime). How do I pack up to manage this infestation? My goal is to kill them off during storage if possible, but at the very least to keep the problem from getting worse. (Eg keep the silverfish from migrating from, say, my books to my clothes.) [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Jun 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Moving to LA in a hurry: help me figure out where I should live!

It's very likely that I'll be moving to LA for work soon. If so, I'll only have a few weeks to find a place. I know very little about LA, so I'd love to get some insider info to help narrow my search. [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jun 12, 2015 - 39 answers

Moving mom up to MA

My mother, aged 73, would like to move from NYC to near us in the Boston 'burbs to be closer to us and our little daughter (though not moving in with us). She's lived in NYC for 45 years, so wherever she moves would be a big transition. I'd be grateful for any resources, tips, and experiences for helping aging parents with a similar move. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Any experiences with A-1 Pioneer or Mergenthaler in Salt Lake City?

Moving my aging mother next month, from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Got some moving quotes. The two best were from A-1 Pioneer (a Wheaton agent) and Mergenthaler (a United Van Lines agent). Does anyone have any experiences, good or bad, with either of these? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Jun 10, 2015 - 3 answers

Ship *all* the things (US)

My things are moving cross-country at the end of the month, to a friend's house that will be my new address. I, however, am travelling overseas for a couple months between moving and getting there. Advice on shipping stuff affordably with a minimum of inconvenience to my friend is welcome, snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Jun 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Apartment hunting question: how much is it worth it to be really close?

I'm apartment-hunting and I keep coming across places that are very, very close to my place of work -- but more expensive than the budget I came up with by $50-$100. I've never lived close to my job, and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to pay a little extra to be within 2 miles. [more inside]
posted by possibilityleft on Jun 2, 2015 - 56 answers

Do I just let it go?

A good friend who I have had an on and off relationship recently started dating someone else (who she met through me!) and I'm having a lot of complicated feelings about it. [more inside]
posted by pando11 on Jun 1, 2015 - 11 answers

Moving to Longuyland, need help being more specific

We are moving to Long Island and want to live within an easy commuting distance (under 30 minutes) of Melville, where my husband will be working. We'd also like to live somewhere we can walk to get a cup of coffee. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2015 - 5 answers

Shipping car from Utah to CA: tips & recommendations?

Need to move my mother from SLC (Utah) to LA (CA). Don't want to risk driving her aging car on the highways in July for fear of a mechanical breakdown or worse. Moving company quoted us $900-1000 to add car to the moving experience. Uship.com finds quotes from many services who offer car transport for considerably less. Does anyone have any recommendations, particularly with car transport companies to trust (and others to avoid)? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on May 29, 2015 - 7 answers

How To Move When Broke

Right now, my husband and I are very broke due to a few factors. One of them is my health. Moving to a more accessible location would be physically and mentally beneficial in that area. I need some help thinking through a strategy to move on limited funds. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 28, 2015 - 28 answers

Long distance car shipping advice needed.

I've been really surprised by how shady the car shipping industry is, with shell companies, brokers, fraud reports everywhere, high-pressure sales tactics, etc. I'm looking for first-hand advice and experience from anybody who has had a good experience shipping their car. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 28, 2015 - 19 answers

Cardboard boxes?

I previously had access to chemical supply boxes, which made for excellent moving boxes. They're 15" x 15" x 17", with 1/4" thick double wall sides. The bottoms are glued, they have hand holes (some staggered for ergonomics), and they can hold an incredible amount of heavy stuff. I can't get new ones any more, so I'm wondering about sources for similar boxes. [more inside]
posted by vibratory manner of working on May 21, 2015 - 8 answers

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