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Should I stay or should I go now?

My landlord is raising the rent above market. Not so much above market that it's an obvious win to move, but enough that we're talking real money. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2016 - 33 answers

Please help me figure out if I should move back home to SF from NY

I impulsively moved from SF (I grew up in the Bay Area) to NY in October, but so far don't love it, and am wondering if moving back home will improve my life or if I need to give NY more time? [more inside]
posted by metaveedub on Apr 21, 2016 - 18 answers

Prius Penske Canine Cat

Me, my husband, my dog, and my cat are all piling into two vehicles (our Prius and a moving truck) and driving 2000 miles. How do we keep from killing each other (especially the dog)? [more inside]
posted by meese on Apr 19, 2016 - 17 answers

Moving to England with kids - yay or nay?

An old friend has asked my advice on moving to the UK from Denmark. I really struggle with what to tell her. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by kariebookish on Apr 18, 2016 - 19 answers

Give me your best packing and moving trips, tricks and hacks!

I'm moving from Boston(actually Somerville/Cambridge) to Bombay (Mumbai). I need to know how to pack and ship a ton of stuff, and am looking for your tried, trusted methods, checklists, tips and tricks to pack boxes and household goods. [more inside]
posted by rippersid on Apr 1, 2016 - 10 answers

Family filter: the logistics of moving cross-country!

What factors might I consider and questions need I answer in planning a cross-country move for my family from San Diego to the east coast? Looking primarily for advice on logistics, practical considerations on the most economically feasible ways to do this, and personal anecdotes from those of you that have done a long distance, city to city move successfully with a family. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Mar 30, 2016 - 8 answers

Suburbs to live in Melbourne

I'm moving to Melbourne from overseas in early May. While househunting I've been told that my list of suburbs is too long and I should choose about 4-5. Which 4-5 to choose? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 29, 2016 - 17 answers

KC knowledge for an STL resident

I have lived in Saint Louis for over 10 years; my wife for 11. Neither of us are natives (so That Question has no bearing on our lives). She is in the running for a job in Independence, MO, and yes, I am gun-jumping here, but I think it's worthwhile to start gathering information about potentially living in KC. [more inside]
posted by stannate on Mar 29, 2016 - 12 answers

Moving back to Ohio: how do I find a job (and maybe a new direction)?

My partner and I have decided to move back to Ohio to be closer to family. I don't have a network related to my field in Ohio and I'm also not certain I'm applying to the right kind of jobs because of my background. Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by Tevin on Mar 29, 2016 - 10 answers

Where to buy a house in Baltimore?

Asking for my wonderful 30-year-old lady friend. She's moving to Baltimore in a few months and would like to buy a house there. She would like to live somewhere between Hunt Valley and downtown Baltimore, she's okay with either a city or suburban feel, and her budget is $160k. Safety is her top concern, and she's having trouble getting an accurate sense of how safe particular neighborhoods are from her realtor and her research. Can you recommend specific Baltimore neighborhoods that are safe for a young female homebuyer? [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Mar 25, 2016 - 4 answers

Black Lab Vs. Grey Tabby moving-in-together adventure.

My partner and I are moving across the country in a few months. We will be sharing a house and we both have beloved asshole pets we really really want to keep. I have a seven year old indoor/outdoor grey tabby and she has a 7 year old black labrador. I feel like it would be a big help to get them acquainted before the move, but I am not sure how to proceed. The time is drawing nearer and I need some help with this. Details (and picture link) on the flap! [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy on Mar 21, 2016 - 6 answers

Moving truck parking in Brooklyn?

We're moving to Brooklyn next week, and I can't figure out where to put a moving truck. [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Mar 21, 2016 - 11 answers

Yeehaw, we are moving to Austin!

My husband and I are relocating from Philadelphia to Austin. We are headed there this weekend to scope out neighborhoods and get a handle of the city. We plan to move this summer and are interested in hearing about apartment locator services and general tidbits about the city. We are an early 30's couple, no kids, are will both be affiliated with UT Austin. We would like to live in a highrise building downtown or loft close to campus. Have you done this? Do you have building recommendations? This is what we know so far: traffic on I-35 is horrendous, summers are brutally hot, and housing prices are high... but the city is awesome! We want to get excited about the move -- tell us where to set down roots so we can explore the new city!
posted by allthingsconsidered on Mar 20, 2016 - 8 answers

Where is a good small city with decent weather for happening couple?

We are looking for a small city without cold winters that has a large body of water - no inland towns for us- and is vibrant, cultured and intelligent. We have lived in LA, NY and Miami and are now in Durham, Nc - finding it too woodsy and land locked and way to hot in the summer here. We both work and are in our early sixties.
posted by privatechef on Mar 14, 2016 - 18 answers

Moving tales

What are some good stories about transitioning from one place to another? [more inside]
posted by ariadne's threadspinner on Mar 13, 2016 - 15 answers

Freaking out about moving/change - NYC to California

We're moving from NYC to California to the Tahoe/Truckee area and i'm really freaking out about it. Are we making a huge mistake? Will we fit in? Will it be multicultural/cosmopolitan enough? I need to make the panic/anxiety stop. [more inside]
posted by nightdoctress on Mar 13, 2016 - 15 answers

Australia, ho! Help sort out my kitchen.

I am preparing for a move to Sydney. I will be burning an askmefi question a week for awhile so here is question one: what to take from my US kitchen? I have a lot of equipment. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Mar 9, 2016 - 33 answers

Moving from Tucson to Seattle with pets, snowflake edition

My mother and I will be relocating later this year [no date yet, perhaps summer or fall] from Tucson to Seattle. In this our first* question, we are wondering about our various moving options, complicated by having pets. [more inside]
posted by QuakerMel on Mar 4, 2016 - 11 answers

What's it like, living in Knoxville?

I'm considering moving to Knoxville sometime in the next 2 years. Help me figure out if it will be a good fit. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Mar 2, 2016 - 8 answers

Looking for the new old Byron Bay

My in-laws live in Sydney and are looking to move to an area within NSW, Queensland or Victoria which fits their beach-loving, eco-conscious young family. Details within: [more inside]
posted by timshel on Feb 20, 2016 - 4 answers

What's a reasonable rent estimate for Misson/SoMa?

I'm putting together a contingency / grass-is-greener / idle thinking plan that involves moving to the bay area. Padmapper is quite busy - what's a good number to put down for rent when evaluating a potential job in SFbay? Currently thinking 3k. [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Feb 14, 2016 - 12 answers

Moving to St Louis vs. Nashville in your mid 20s: pros and cons?

My roommate is looking at St. Louis and Nashville for a first-job-after-school move - he has job opportunities in both. Can anyone speak to the pros and cons of either or both cities? [more inside]
posted by beccasaurus on Feb 11, 2016 - 14 answers

Where is it always autumn?

My wife and I are looking to move in the next few years. It seems like the best place for us climate-wise is somewhere it feels like it's always autumn (northern US version). Is that somewhere in the US and/or Europe? [more inside]
posted by laerm on Feb 11, 2016 - 28 answers

Great places to move to in Vermont/Maine/etc.

I currently live in the Boston area (Cambridge specifically) and I'm thinking of moving somewhere else. I'm 30, no kids, currently rent, and have a car and a flexible job. For now, I'm looking at smaller cities in the Northeast US. I do like having lots of different things to do (and have even considered living in NYC for that reason). I'm also looking for somewhere with a friendly and open culture. [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Feb 10, 2016 - 26 answers

Corporate housing or short or long term housing in Sacramento, CA?

Hi, all. We're considering relocating to Sacramento (leaning towards midtown or the East side) and need to find short term housing while we get the lay of the land. Corporate housing seems insanely expensive ($125.00 per day! wtf?); is there another way to rent a furnished 2 bedroom place that's not airbnb or craigslist? [more inside]
posted by LuckySeven~ on Feb 6, 2016 - 6 answers

Moving sucks. Can't I just fast-forward through the next 2 months?

I need advice for moving across the country, from Oregon to South Carolina. Difficulty level: dog, cat, rabbit, kid, 2 cars, 2 scooters, and a 2-car garage full of tools. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Feb 6, 2016 - 16 answers

Do I need to turn off a fridge/freezer a long time before transport?

Does a fridge needs to be turned off for a long time before transport? Googling it, some sources say yes, other sources say no (and suggest you can even store all your food in the freezer while you move it). What to believe, and why? [more inside]
posted by strekker on Feb 5, 2016 - 8 answers

Suggestions for finding a rental in Seattle

I got my dream job in Seattle and will be moving cross-country! Yay! I'm going to make a trip out to find housing but have a couple of questions about when/where. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jan 23, 2016 - 14 answers

moving to a new city for a "girlfriend"

I met this girl from an online dating site from Peru, and we have been chatting by text and on skype for seven months. Now she has moved to Toronto in Canada for school, but I live in Boston, and we agreed to do a long distance relationship for some time while I look for jobs in Canada or Buffalo, NY (which is close to Toronto). I only know this girl through 7 months of skype and texting, and she came to visit me one weekend recently and we got to hang out, and we had a really good time together. But I am having doubts about moving to a brand new city for someone I hardly know but I am still attracted to her, and as far as I know she has a really nice personality. Would it be worth it to leave everything behind to move to Toronto just to be close to her? The other thing is that I really like Toronto as a city, and I have a close friend who lives there.
posted by pieceofcake on Jan 19, 2016 - 24 answers

moving is the worst

Have you moved abroad (or even to a new city) and then moved back? How did you deal with your feelings about that? [more inside]
posted by anonymoosemoosemoose on Jan 19, 2016 - 20 answers

Moving to Norristown, PA area -- help me figure this out!

I have an interview in Norristown, PA later this week. I currently live in Oregon. Help me figure out if this would be a good move, and if so, where to live. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jan 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Moving from Alabama to Washington: help with details!

I recently accepted a job with a company (no, not THAT company) based in Redmond, Washington. I'm excited! That being said, I've not lived anywhere outside of Alabama in my entire life. Please help me prepare for this move! [more inside]
posted by isauteikisa on Jan 15, 2016 - 14 answers

Canadian alternative to American Express?

I am a longtime AmEx customer (nothing fancy, just a charge card) who just moved to the US from Canada and who needs a new credit card. I love the customer service of AmEx--I trust them, especially, for travel and for dispute resolution. So far AmEx Canada has been iffy (reasons below). I'm happy to pay an annual fee. What's my best bet? [more inside]
posted by lotf629 on Jan 2, 2016 - 14 answers

Make me aware of cities similar to Austin and San Diego so I can move.

I want to move to a warmer (or even hot) city in USA. I tried living in Austin Tx, but it was chilly sometimes in the winter. Help me find a city that suits my snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 2, 2016 - 26 answers

Resources re Moving to Chapel Hill, NC

I am moving from near Blacksburg, VA to Chapel Hill, NC. I don’t have a certain timeframe, but sooner is better. I have asked questions about moving in the past when I was still figuring out a city, and I have similar questions now pertinent to Chapel Hill. I am especially seeking insight into housing, mental health services, and walkability. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Dec 30, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me navigate a work transition/move

I work in 100% travel IT consulting job. Moving soon so I can find local IT consulting (or else) jobs with my wife. Ideal world would to stay at current company, which doesn't have clients in new city, but is expanding there and current client has office there. While I am networking and will start applying for new jobs, I'd like to keep the option to stay. Do you have any thoughts or experiences in how to discuss this and navigate these waters? Some details below fold: [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Dec 30, 2015 - 7 answers

How rich do you have to be to move to the East Bay?

I'm rich. Am I rich enough to live in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2015 - 32 answers

Best way to move a small amount of stuff cross-country?

I'm moving with a relatively small amount of stuff (probably 15-20 boxes, either no furniture or only small pieces) across the US (DC to Seattle) next month. I've done this before via USPS, but I'm wondering if there are other options I haven't thought of. Would like to keep this under $1,000. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Dec 28, 2015 - 16 answers

How did you get a new city to feel like home?

We moved to a new city a few months ago. The move itself went fine, but I miss the feeling of belonging to a place I know well. How can I get that feeling here? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Dec 26, 2015 - 25 answers

Which cities in Europe are most welcoming to gay Europeans?

I have tried London and failed. The gay part was OK, but being a foreigner was not. I'm now looking for a new European city to call home. Tell me where people care less that you're a (gay) foreigner. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2015 - 18 answers

I'm in NYC, my car and stuff is in Atlanta, what should I do?

I live in New York. What is the best way to deal with a car and storage locker full of stuff in Atlanta, Georiga? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Dec 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Book Recommendation for a Moving Friend

A friend is (probably temporarily) moving to England from the US and I would like to get her a book. Her two favorites are One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Dispossessed. Something that is set in or otherwise features England would be a bonus. Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by mustardayonnaise on Dec 17, 2015 - 22 answers

Registering to vote while moving states (U.S.)

I currently live in the electorally-important State A, but will be moving to the less-important State B before the 2016 Presidential Election. (I am from the electorally-insignificant State C, from which my driver's license is issued, and sometimes use my parents' address there for "permanent address".) Where can I/should I register to vote? [more inside]
posted by .holmes on Dec 14, 2015 - 7 answers

Company's been taxing me in the wrong state. What are the implications?

About a month ago I moved from State A to State B to work in my company's new office. Even though I updated my location with my company and our payroll system, I've still been having only State A taxes withheld, and no State B taxes. Since I'm living and working in State B, I should only have State B taxes withheld as of my move. Turns out that, due to an oversight, the subsidiary of my company that I officially work for isn't yet registered in State B. They're going to fix it on the payroll side, but what implications should I be aware of? Does it matter whether it's fixed by end of year? More details below the fold: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2015 - 3 answers

Financial Gurus: Is my financial plan sound?

Of course I think it is great, and will do it with gusto - but I have a feeling of it being too perfect. I tend to be too optimistic [if there is a thing] and need grounded people to take a look. [more inside]
posted by squirbel on Dec 3, 2015 - 21 answers

Living in San Luis Obispo

So I may potentially have a job offer in SLO. My wife and I (no kids) would be moving from NJ. By all appearances it seems a great area, but give me the inside scoop, the good the bad, the ugly.. My internet searches are only returning postings from 8+ years ago. [more inside]
posted by fumbducker on Dec 2, 2015 - 23 answers

Which Seattle neighborhood will let me and my 11y/o live car-free?

I'm probably moving to Seattle next June. What neighborhoods should I look at to live car-free with my wife and 11 year-old daughter that will have an urban feel but still be safe and have good schools? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Nov 15, 2015 - 11 answers

Six Month NYC Moving Plan

My wife are planning to move to New York in around six months. Assuming you had the $$$ & job situation figured out, what steps in moving are unique to that city, or things you wished you did before you moved there? Is there a good 'NYC basics' guide (things that tell you-- yeah you really should get a NYC driver's license, etc) that isn't geared to 22 year olds? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Nov 13, 2015 - 27 answers

Seattle suburbs or neighborhoods that are better than Ballard?

I've broken free of my stupid belief that living in Seattle in a "hip" neighborhood is a MUST for me, but I'm dealing with some depression/anxiety and have a hard time working up motivation to go exploring, so I need help on where to focus my attention for potential new places to live when my lease ends. Everett, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland, Bothell—never been to any of these! Barely know where they are on a map! [more inside]
posted by the thorn bushes have roses on Nov 10, 2015 - 18 answers

Escape from Silicon Valley

Where should I live: California addition [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Nov 10, 2015 - 17 answers

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