Just went out to the family car to find it has a flat battery. Such a lovely day outside, I really don't feel like jump starting it, and I don't need it today. However, I was speaking to my father (who's overseas, I'm house sitting) and he'd prefer I do it today as car batteries shouldn't be left in an uncharged state as doing so does damage. Is this true? [more inside]
I would like to ask you for any advice/hints/tips for a complete beginner on buying a flat in London. This is the first time in my life when I am buying a property I am really overwhelmed by this whole thing. That's why I would appreciate any feedback and advice from you. Anything which could help me plan this whole process and do it in a proper, organized and satisfying way. [more inside]
I rent a flat with my SO in London. We've finally saved enough to be in a position to buy a home but the insanity of the market is making me hesitate. What to do? [more inside]
Is it normal for a down comforter to get really flat at the top, up at the top of the bed by the pillows? [more inside]
I am in love with a man who claims that he cannot feel love, that he does not know what it is and I want to figure out whether to stay with him in the casual/open/this-will-one-day-end romantic relationship we are in now, to cut that off entirely and just try to be friends, or to go all in and try to forge a long term bond and hope that he will one day feel love. [more inside]
I've been trying to recall a vaguely remembered joke that goes through different stages in a relationship and for each one has a different, relevant name for what you call an apartment. Something like, when you're just married it's a unit, later on it's something, then when things start to go south it's a flat, and when the marriage ends poorly it's an apartment (ha ha). Does anyone recognize this and know the full text of the joke?
During my studies I've dragged myself into some sort of downward spiral: falling behind multiple times but still managing to pick myself up, only to find myself struggling even more. I've now arrived at a point where I feel completely broken and depressed. I need to find a way to start off again without feeling overwhelmed by everything else that still needs to, or can be done. I seems the only way to regain control is if I could be as carefree as I was as a freshman. [more inside]
So, after leaving her job to pursue another degree in a field that she loves and having been out of work (or studying) for nearly 3 years my other half has been offered the job of her dreams. Yay!
Unfortunately we're in Yorkshire and the job is in South West London, and the job is (initially at least) a 7 month short term contract. So she needs accommodation. [more inside]
What fun goodies can I put in a flat rate envelope headed for Japan? I'm sending my friend a care package and I want to cram it with as much happiness as possible. [more inside]
What questions should I ask when going to look at a flat to rent? [more inside]
My son will be spending a semester at Dublin City University starting in September (coming from the US). He's been trying to find a place to stay for himself and another student since January. Nothing available on campus and the popular off campus places are all full. [more inside]
I need a low-profile (sub-2" on the inner side) entry doorknob. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
What are best ways to advertise a rental flat in London without using an estate agent? [more inside]
Is moving to Inwood, Manhattan possible for what I'm looking for? [more inside]
Damp Mouldy London Flats: Cheap simple solutions? We moved in to a new flat in May and now that the could winter is coming the flat seems to be getting rather damp and there are some mould (mold) issues. What do we do? [more inside]
My flat has been on the market forever, and nothing has worked out. Advice and encouragement requested. [more inside]
I'm moving to Copenhagen in a couple months. How do I go about finding an apartment? [more inside]
I recently moved to (West) London from overseas and have to do some reasonably major renovation work on a 2-bed flat. This will include re-doing the floors, removing the dreaded "woodchip" wallpaper and therefore possibly re-plastering, replacing or fixing Artex-ed ceilings and possibly some dated/inefficient windows, and re-doing a kitchen. I am not sure what type of professional to call to get an overall plan and estimates or where to look for such professionals. [more inside]
Dowdy-shoe wearer needs advice about buying decent quality ballet flats in Australia [more inside]
Where to find a reasonably priced studio flat or room in London?
I've been looking for accommodation in London for quite some time now, but so far I've been unsuccessful (or.. unlucky) with searching in all the "usual" places (Gumtree.com, Findaproperty, flatland.co.uk etc.)
In the meantime, I need to move within a couple of weeks, and can't seem to find anything in East Central London (close to City University) that is not super expensive and/or managed by a (what i prefer to call) "greedy agent"... very frustrating :/
I am looking to buy a decent flat cap. Something well-made, with traditional quality and material but not necessarily traditional in style. [more inside]
What's your secret for getting a flat belly? I would love to hear from you especially if you happen to be a bit plump. [more inside]
Circumstances changing! Some financial help and advice needed! [more inside]
What's causing me to get holes in my socks so quickly? [more inside]
Flats with a pencil skirt? [more inside]
What are the best websites to find a place to rent in Perth, Western Australia? [more inside]
Why are my bicycle tires always going flat? (Air pressure gauge question within) [more inside]
Can I really make a killing renting out my flat during London 2012? Since I didn't get tickets, I'm thinking about my Plan B, which is getting the hell outta dodge for the summer. [more inside]
Recommendations on flat-resistant bicycle tires? [more inside]
Will an IKEA Karlstad sofa
fit into the back of a Prius? [more inside]
Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly? [more inside]
Should I stay in my current place and feeling trapped or move out and risk getting something worse? [more inside]
There's a nail in my tire, what's the best course of action for the circumstances at hand? Quick responses welcomed. [more inside]
Does Adelaide have a website like www.allhomes.com.au
, which lists all places to rent, regardless of which real estate agent is managing them? My Google-Fu has failed me.
TV mounted to brick, part deux [more inside]
Safe places to live in London. [more inside]
Help me settle in Paris. What administrative things should I be doing? What local cultural things should I know about? What shops are equivalent to those at home? What should I know about?
In short: tell me everything you wish you'd known about life in France when you arrived. [more inside]
Looking for a short-term flat rental in London. One month, probably. Has anyone had a good experience with a particular vacation rental company or have any other advice? [more inside]
No spare tire in car!! Need advice on good 12 V (plug into cigarette lighter socket) tire inflater and fix-a-flat [more inside]
London, UK living arrangements. Help me sort out the options and get settled! [more inside]
Please help me not make a social mess of my new flat. [more inside]
My housemate doesn't clean up, like ever. How can I do to make things work, or at least more bearable? [more inside]
How can I find a decent room in London without being there to view it first? [more inside]
I have a tire that keeps losing pressure rapidly. In a car with front wheel drive, would it be safer to have the tire on the front, or the back? At least until the tire can be replaced. [more inside]
My 2002 VW Jetta has a flat tire, the hubcap requires a special key to remove it, and I can't seem to find the key. Can someone tell or show me what I'm looking for? (It's our first flat in this car, and the manual doesn't show it clearly.) If I call roadside assistance to change the tire, and I can't find the key, will they likely have a key with them?
I'm planning on moving to Paris a few months for work and pleasure. As a native Swede and a member of the EU group of states, I guess I'll have an easier time getting a somewhat reasonably priced apartment reasonably close to Cité, Montmartre or what have you (Notre Dame I guess would be the center point everything revolves around). Has the Hive got any good suggestions regarding apartment-finding?
Other tips on good areas to live, areas to avoid, would be great as a general guide. [more inside]
My friend has a one bedroom flat in Edinburgh in Scotland which is let as an overseas landlord arrangment. The tennant is moving out, the flat has an excellent tenancy record (full occupation at all times during the 10 years it has been let out. But it might be time to sell it. Will putting it on the market make it hard to let? Is the British property market now so bad that selling it shouldn't be considered?
I have feet that are flat (no significant arch), wide, and on the shorter side (around sizes 8.5 to 9 mens, US). Where can I find decent winter boots (and shoes in general, for that matter)? [more inside]
I need an advice on a business proposal I want to do to my mother. [more inside]
MadridApartmentSearch Filter: I recently moved to Madrid to study for a year, but have a terrible experience with my current flatmates and I'm looking for another place to stay. Can I expect to find a studio apartment in the sub-400euro range, or is it too much to ask for? [more inside]