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What movers (if any) will get my things cross country without a wait?

I need my things to go cross country at the same time that I do, but don't want to move them myself. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jan 15, 2017 - 10 answers

Should I move across the country?

I haven't felt like I fit in the area I grew up in—so I moved an hour away and have been living here for two years. I'm not happy here. Should I make a drastic change and move across the country? [more inside]
posted by AlexandriaParis on Jan 15, 2017 - 17 answers

What's it like to live in Roanoke, VA?

After spending a day in Roanoke, VA, and checking out housing prices, we've added it to our list of possible relocation towns. We are a white, middle age couple (no kids), and we both work remotely, so finding we don't need to find jobs there. We are very much attracted to part of the country for the weather and natural beauty. But what is it like to live there? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jan 14, 2017 - 14 answers

Visiting Portland OR in order to decide whether to move there

My husband and I will have the chance to visit Portland OR in a couple of weeks for about 4 days (Saturday through Tuesday) as part of an in-person interview I have with a company up there. I am fairly confident of getting offered the job, but less confident on whether we want to move from the SF Bay Area to Portland or not. What should we do/see/experience in Portland over these four days to help us make this decision? What should we know about Portland before moving there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2017 - 14 answers

Get me out of the Mid-Atlantic

I'm done with where I live. So very done for so very long. Fingers crossed I'll have the funds to make a real move sometime this spring/summer. I have a dear friend who is also planning on leaving the area. [more inside]
posted by Archipelago on Jan 13, 2017 - 17 answers

I know DC is a young city, but how young is it, really?

I'm going to be moving to DC and want to get an insider's view of the demographics of the place- namely, general age groups in certain neighborhoods. [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jan 12, 2017 - 22 answers

What is it like living in Duluth, MN?

I am thinking of moving to Duluth, MN. I've been to the Boundary Waters in the summer, and Superior National Forest and Tettegouche in the winter, but have only spent limited time in Duluth. I love the idea of living in a port city on Lake Superior with such easy access to amazing wilderness. Is it possible to still get outside and recreate without getting frostbite when it's -20F, or is that the time to hole up indoors and knit in front of the fireplace? Do the building codes allow you to build a backyard sauna? Does Duluth have enough culture and music and community to not feel totally isolating for a single almost-30-something? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by cnidaria on Jan 11, 2017 - 21 answers

What's the deal with remote jobs?

My life change and impending move has meant I have to figure out all over again where to work and what to do. [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent on Jan 10, 2017 - 10 answers

How to get a middling amount of stuff from LA to Washington

I'd like to get a small amount of stuff from Los Angeles to Washington state this spring and am looking for affordable options. [more inside]
posted by Death and Gravity on Jan 5, 2017 - 9 answers

What's it like living in Greensboro, NC?

Mrs. Monkeysuit and I plan to retire to NC this year. We like the looks of the Greensboro area, but have never spent any time there. We're northern liberals. How would that work for us? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 1, 2017 - 19 answers

On moving from major cities back to somewhere smaller (have you?)

Of course there are a lot of posts about where to live and lately I have a lot of conversations about it. Some of them involve what is probably just a fantasy (fueled by traffic and expense) of moving somewhere much smaller, with much less going on. [more inside]
posted by Smearcase on Dec 23, 2016 - 21 answers

Where can I live alone for ~$1000/month?

I'm looking for places in the US where it is fairly easy to find a studio or 1br apartment for ~$1000 or less, including heat/electricity. Needs to be someplace where I'd be reasonably comfortable/safe as a liberal, queer gender-nonconforming woman (I have a crewcut and mostly wear men's clothing but ID as female.) City or smaller town is OK but new-development suburbs don't feel good to me. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Dec 22, 2016 - 78 answers

Rural living - what is there to do?

Finally moving back to the countryside after spending my adult life living in cities. As a kid I ran around in dirt and climbed trees but now I'm an adult, what awesome things can I fill my life with? [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent on Dec 21, 2016 - 36 answers

Give me your moving tips/tricks!

Moving out of our apartment in 6 weeks. Looking for tips/tricks to get things done in an organized and fast way. [more inside]
posted by Sara_NOT_Sarah on Dec 12, 2016 - 44 answers

Can you talk me down from my anxiety?

I have a therapist (but won't be able to get into see him for a month), I do CBT and mindfulness and other useful things but the last 6 weeks have blown my stress levels sky-high (over 360 on that psychological scale thing). I'm a late diagnosed aspie with a heaping of lifelong social anxiety on the side. I have some repetitive intrusive thoughts that I can't dislodge and I need your gentle help and logic please.   [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 30, 2016 - 31 answers

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, It's ASD Time In the City

Please cram my skull full of your experiences, info, and/or guidance about relocating from the suburbs to Philadelphia proper with my ASD/gifted/special-snowflake child. More inside. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 28, 2016 - 5 answers

How to sell a UK house, buy a US house and everything in between

We are an early-30s couple with two children who live in London and intend to emigrate to the US in mid-2018 (specifically Los Angeles, California). Help us please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2016 - 6 answers

Away We Go - It's The Final Countdown

We're looking to relocate our family and have narrowed down our options (with the help of Metafilter) to Buenos Aires (Argentina), Toronto (Canada) and Melbourne (Australia). We've done our due diligence with on-line research, but we'd like to hear some personal anecdotes/experiences from people who've lived, worked or traveled to any of the above. [more inside]
posted by givennamesurname on Nov 16, 2016 - 16 answers

Recommend me a NYC neighborhood

Looking for suggestions for a neighborhood to live in. I'm leaning toward something in Manhattan, but may consider Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by villafoyager on Nov 13, 2016 - 16 answers

Roommate best practices for living with a friend?

It looks like I will be moving in with one of my best friends, instead of staying in my mother's house. I am hoping the hive mind can give me some best practices/pointers to help our co-habitation go well. [more inside]
posted by Archipelago on Nov 11, 2016 - 17 answers

Oh, Columbus?

There's a chance I may be moving to Columbus, Ohio for a job. Post-election and as a liberal person of color, I'm a little nervous. Can you tell me what it's like? And maybe if I'll like it? [more inside]
posted by buttonedup on Nov 11, 2016 - 12 answers

Relocating to Pittsburgh/Ann Arbor, lifestyle, tech jobs?

Hard to give a shit at the moment, but here we are! New grad boyfriend was just offered job + relocation package to either Pittsburgh or Ann Arbor, and we are trying to make an informed choice about the opportunity. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Nov 11, 2016 - 17 answers

Refilling the tank of life

I've had the busiest and most stressful year of my life, how do I recover (mentally, physically, emotionally, socially)? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Nov 6, 2016 - 13 answers

Moving North... Metro North. What's the 411 on Westchester Co.

My wife, 3-year old son, and I are leaving Brooklyn for somewhere off the metro north. We're looking to rent. Is there anything affordably middle class, not too long of a commute, and with good schools (specifically pre-k and early elementary) in Westchester County? [more inside]
posted by demonstartivepapadonous on Oct 29, 2016 - 18 answers

Raising kids in a ski/ mountain town vs a large city??

We recently moved from Brooklyn to Lake Tahoe and love it... but we're starting a family soon and i'm freaking out a little. Is a small mountain/ski town really a great place to raise kids? Is it "better" than raising them in NYC? [more inside]
posted by nightdoctress on Oct 23, 2016 - 16 answers

We are trying to Denver. Hope us.

Due to a complicated series of events, Honolulu attorney/former law enforcement officer (28/F) (me) and Florida writer/drummer (25/M) who has also worked in retail, food service, hospitality are relocating to Denver together. (Yes we read the other Denver questions! Some of them were very helpful!) [more inside]
posted by zdravo on Oct 17, 2016 - 7 answers

Moving to Brooklyn, jobless...oh dear

My partner has a job offer in Brooklyn. We both love Brooklyn. But we currently live in the midwest, I have no job prospects in NYC at the moment, and I have no idea how long my job search will take...can we survive? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Oct 16, 2016 - 29 answers

Talk to me about Newark, NJ: Safety, surrounding places to live, etc.

I am in some conversations about a potential new job at an organization based in Newark, NJ. When I was growing up in NJ the city had a reputation for being unsafe. My sense is that things have improved, but how much? What is it like to work in, and live in or near Newark? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 16, 2016 - 15 answers

Downsizing for new place -- and staying that way

I purchased a condo, hurrah! I will have approximately 2/3 to 1/2 the space I had before [more inside]
posted by intrepid_simpleton on Oct 10, 2016 - 14 answers

Where to move that has sun

I just can't take the grey drizzle anymore, where should I move? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Orca on Oct 10, 2016 - 39 answers

This merry-go-round sure is fun but I'd like to get off now.

Well, I have a few really awesome problems that I would completely recommend to anyone. I would suggest you try any of, or especially the full combination of, the following:
  • Chronic illness
  • No social network
  • Mental illness
  • Geographic dislocation
  • My question: how do I build a decent life? Or start in that direction, in a stable way that won't fall apart in a light breeze. Again. [more inside]
    posted by bizarrenacle on Oct 9, 2016 - 8 answers

    Moving from the big city (NYC) to somewhere in the Northeast, where?

    We have spent our adult lives living in big cities and as we grow older, our desires and priorities have changed. But how the hell do we know where is right for us? Kind of a two parter. [more inside]
    posted by shesbenevolent on Oct 8, 2016 - 15 answers

    Long distance introduction

    A friend living in my city is moving to a different city. I happen to have another friend in that different city. These 2 have never met. I think these 2 would make great friends. How to I go about introducing them to one another? [more inside]
    posted by glenngulia on Sep 30, 2016 - 15 answers

    Six months to improve your quality of life - what would you do?

    My latest temporary job is coming to an end this week and I have six months of living expenses saved up. Rather than jumping into another temp office job, I'm looking to use the time in a more productive way to further longer-term life goals, such as moving to a new environment in another part of the country and improving my quality of life and improve my (especially mental) health. How can I maximise the time and resources I have to get out of my rut and into a life that's more worth leading? [more inside]
    posted by winterhill on Sep 26, 2016 - 15 answers

    How to move to an unknown destination w/o losing all my money or mind?

    I'll be moving in a few months but don't know where I'll end up. What's the best moving/storage hybrid strategy here? [more inside]
    posted by Eudaimonia on Sep 25, 2016 - 8 answers

    International Pet Transport Logistics Help Needed

    I'll be moving from Korea to Arizona in December and wondering how to also bring my pet hamster to the US. What kind of paperwork do I need to be prepared for? Do airlines take hamsters? My preliminary research seems to point to probably not but maybe if you negotiate well? But then how do you avoid the cargo bay? What with the sensitive and loaded nature of transporting animals and scammers on the internet, are there any reputable international pet transport services that people have had good experiences with that also takes hamsters? [more inside]
    posted by maykasahara on Sep 25, 2016 - 1 answer

    How do I move a small amount of household goods from overseas?

    I'm selling my home in Panama. I have a few things (a painting, a 3-5 boxes worth of stuff) that I want to take back to Hawaii. What's the best and/or least expensive way to get it back to Hawaii? Details inside... [more inside]
    posted by KillaSeal on Sep 21, 2016 - 9 answers

    How do you move beyond betrayal?

    Hello metafilter, A few months back, I had a break-up with a friend. At the time, I believed we were very close, and I turned to her because I was very sick, needed help, and couldn't find it anywhere else. Instead of offering help or sympathy, she instead sent me a "go away till you're better" letter two days later. It's broken my heart, and I can't seem to move past it. [more inside]
    posted by Rosengeist on Sep 20, 2016 - 14 answers

    cleaners first or packers?

    Next to "I am shit at house cleaning" is the phrase "I am shit at packing and moving" - unfortunately the house is a disaster. Dust and dirty bunnies all around. I am also packing up three generations worth of stuff, so the amount of stuff that needs to be dealt with is pretty dense. Who do I hire first? Housecleaners to clean around the stuff, or packers to pack the stuff up? [more inside]
    posted by INFJ on Sep 20, 2016 - 16 answers

    Advice Wanted for Move to Des Moines, Iowa

    My wife and I are new empty nesters, and are considering moving to Des Moines, Iowa. What is it like to live there? What are the pluses and minuses? We are hoping to find a friendly, welcoming community with some larger city amenities. Ideally, we'd also find other non religious, politically moderate-to-liberal folks. Will we find it there?
    posted by Long Way Home on Sep 19, 2016 - 10 answers

    Cheap way to transport max amount of stuff on flight "checked bag"?

    I'm moving across the U.S. and have very little to take with me. I'm planning to fly and take 3 checked bags and 1 carry on. I own no airline luggage. What's the cheapest and safest way to do this? [more inside]
    posted by topsykretts on Sep 18, 2016 - 17 answers

    Rental car companies which will allow me to rent a car/truck and tow?

    What rental car companies will let me rent a pickup truck or SUV and allow me to tow another vehicle behind it in a one-way US move? (Note: many companies rent vehicles with town hitches but do not permit towing, I'd like to do this within policy to avoid insurance issues) [more inside]
    posted by arnicae on Sep 14, 2016 - 5 answers

    Australian moving to the US – what don’t I know

    Work will be moving me from Canberra, Australia, to Washington DC for two years. There are some fairly well established procedures for this move but I am sure that there are a number of things that have not occurred to me. [more inside]
    posted by dangerousdan on Sep 11, 2016 - 22 answers

    Where do the ex-New Yorkers go?

    I've lived in New York City for many years and am ready to move somewhere else. I haven't traveled that widely within the US though, so I suspect I'm unfamiliar with a lot of cities that might be wonderful places to live but not obvious vacation destinations. I'd love to hear from people - particularly people who have liked living in NYC - who are happy where they live and why! [more inside]
    posted by snaw on Sep 11, 2016 - 47 answers

    Let's make moving and packing FUN again

    Please help me not crash and burn. Because of reasons, from today until next weekend I will be doing most of the packing and moving into a new place across town. Moving and packing tips are always helpful, but what I really need are tips to keep me motivated, energetic and productive while avoiding burnout. [more inside]
    posted by nightrecordings on Sep 10, 2016 - 10 answers

    Decent looking furniture that can move when I move?

    I'm looking for furniture options (ready-to-assemble, flat-pack, or other) for a small apartment (small living room, dining nook, bedroom, computer desk, etc) that are "easily" repack-able so I won't have to toss or donate them when I eventually move again. [more inside]
    posted by Chicoreus on Sep 9, 2016 - 6 answers

    Help me become a Valley Girl in 2016.

    Mr. shesbookish just accepted a new job in Chatsworth, CA in the San Fernando Valley. We're moving there from Irvine in Orange County, which we love and we're hoping to find a place with a similar feel in the Valley. Does such a place exist? And would he have a reasonable commute to Chatsworth from said place? [more inside]
    posted by shesbookish on Sep 9, 2016 - 11 answers

    What's the best option for a tiny move in the SF Bay Area?

    I have to move some stuff to a new (furnished) place on short notice, but I'm thinking that hiring movers would be overkill. Can't drive, so can't rent a truck, and my friend who could do it has to go out of town on the move-in date - what other options do I have? [more inside]
    posted by un petit cadeau on Sep 8, 2016 - 10 answers

    What should I see/do in MPLS to help me decide whether to move there?

    I'm a Chicagoan who has lived in Portland, OR for four years. I miss the Midwest and I'm considering moving to Minneapolis (or possibly St. Paul). Next week, I'll be visiting the Twin Cities to scope it out. Help me plan a kick-ass and productive itinerary for my limited time in town! Also, what small progressive church should I attend on Sunday morning? [more inside]
    posted by cnidaria on Sep 7, 2016 - 15 answers

    In-town NYC No-Fee Apt Hunt. Tell me your building or property mgr!

    We've lived in NYC for several years now, and for our first apartment we had to use a broker. Now we'd like to go No-Fee (obvs.) and have 2 months to find a place. We're using Streeteasy, but I know there are a lot of luxury buildings or property managers that have openings that never show up on those sites, and I'd like to find those! [more inside]
    posted by veronicacorningstone on Sep 2, 2016 - 11 answers

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