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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

Shipping a significant quantity of books from US to UK. How? How much?

I'm moving soon (UK Home Office and God willing) from the US to England. I will be there for roughly 3 years, give or take, and am hoping that I can have a portion of my substantial amount of books there with me. Previous suggestions on shipping indicate USPS M-bags as the go-to choice, but USPS no longer offers anything but air service on media bags, pushing the cost to around $175 for 44 lbs. This is more than I want to spend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by still bill on Aug 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Shipping books from Germany to the U.S.

I'm looking to ship a box full of books from Berlin in Germany to New York City, USA. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Feb 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Cheap(er) international book/media shipping?

I need to ship a bunch of books internationally; is there a better option than USPS M-bags? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jul 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Is it really more of a liability to pack my own boxes?

I'm looking for moving/shipping companies to send a couple of boxes of books & clothes from Australia to the USA (as I'm relocating). While requesting quotes, one company strongly suggested that I hire them to pack my things for me as apparently US Customs get suspicious if the boxes were packed by the individual mover (me, in this case) rather than by a professional. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else and the US Customs website hasn't addressed this. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 1, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the easiest and quickest way to get rid of hundreds of books?

I'm moving in about ten days, I'm disabled, and my mother (who is in her mid-sixties) is here helping me pack. I've got four of five hundred books, mostly paperbacks and mostly genre fiction, about which I'm finally being sensible and eliminating. The problem we're having is that it's almost as much trouble to get rid of these as it would have been to pack them. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on May 19, 2012 - 24 answers

What are some good software solutions to help organize a small personal library?

I am looking for a software solution to help organize a small personal library. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jan 24, 2012 - 12 answers

The answer isn't in the books I guess.

I feel overwhelmed, maybe because I am down with a bad cold, so I am hoping you can tell me how to get three bookshelves of books from CA to NYC. Constraints: cheaper is better, heavier is worse, and being home to get the packages is a serious challenge. Should I be shipping them in dozens of little boxes? Is there a better way? How am I ever going to get my collection out of my parents' basement and into my apartment? Like an adult? Move ALL the books? Cough cough help.
posted by prefpara on Dec 30, 2011 - 30 answers

You mean these are all boxes of *books*?

I have, literally, tons of books. I need to move them from the Netherlands to the UK. Help! [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature on Nov 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Books about moving for toddlers?

Can you recommend any good books (and other resources) about moving that would be appropriate for a 2 year old? [more inside]
posted by stefnet on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

How to move a lot of books?

Cheapest/best way to move books a long distance? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Jun 3, 2010 - 12 answers

What is the best/cheapest way to move from Toronto to Alabama?

What is the best/cheapest way to move from Toronto to Alabama? [more inside]
posted by skwt on May 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me not have to jump through one more logistical hoop nightmare

What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I sell my books, and maybe make a little money in the process?

How do I sell my books, and maybe make a little money in the process? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on May 14, 2010 - 20 answers

How nitpicky is the Post Office with regards to Media Mail?

How does the Post Office confirm that media mail is actually media mail? I'm shipping four boxes of books from Los Angeles to Arlington. Each box contains a hodgepodge of hardback and paperback books. To keep everything from getting jumbled up, I've included either a bunched-up towel or canvas bags as filler material. Will the Post Office hold or return my boxes if they find out? Has this ever happened to you or someone you know?
posted by invisible ink on Mar 4, 2010 - 28 answers

Should I send dvds via media mail?

I am considering moving my DVD and books via media mail...is it a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Gifts for new NYC-er and future journalist

Care package ideas for a new journalism grad student and New Yorker- [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Books are Heavy!

What's the easiest way for a person to move a bunch of books by herself? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on May 5, 2008 - 18 answers

my books are wet, help me save them

Please help me save my books. The movers just dropped off several rooms worth of my pretties, which have been sitting in a storage facility in Kansas for nearly two years. I was, needless to say, ecstatic, until I realized that fully a quarter of the boxes show signs of wetness around the bottom. Looks like they've been sitting in an inch or so of water for Logos knows how long. At least the bottom layer of each box is thoroughly soaked, and stinky. What is my best path at this point to dry out/preserve/resuscitate/de-mildew?
posted by gleuschk on Aug 27, 2004 - 10 answers

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Metamoving. If you're of a slightly artistic bent and have boxes of books, photos, artwork, etc. many of which don't seem to have as much relevance as they did ten years ago, how do you decide what to keep and what to throw away?
posted by jeremias on Aug 18, 2004 - 22 answers

What's the best way to move 2000 books cheaply?

I'm moving about 2000 miles across the continental US and I have around 2000 books. What's the cheapest way for me to get them there? Just get my movers to do it (lots of weight), ship 'em via book rate at the post office, rent a uhaul and drive? Advice appreciated. Selling them isn't an option.
posted by warhol on Jan 19, 2004 - 10 answers

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