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Shipping Computers and Other Hassles

I'm going to be spending 3 months in California, staying with my girlfriend, starting in March. I'm not moving house, exactly, but I do want to move some large/heavy/bulky things (like my beast of a desktop) and I'm not sure of the best way to go about it. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Feb 7, 2014 - 18 answers

I'm 26 and cannot shake this itch to travel

For about 5 years I have had an itch to move somewhere completely new and try my hand at something completely new in a different culture. Should I? [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Jan 28, 2014 - 29 answers

Help me navigate my anxiety over life changes good and bad

Hello, folks. My overthinking tendencies are working overtime as I try to navigate the next few months of my life (job/apartment change, travel?) amidst the fallout of the last few months of my life (end of long term relationship). I can't tell if I'm biting off more than I can chew or if I'm just standing in my own way. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Dec 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Moving a digital piano. Difficulty filter: UK to Belgium.

Further to my earlier question, I want to have my digital piano with me in Belgium. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Nov 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Moving from CA, US to BC, CAN w/very limited resources.

By my searching, it seems that there hasn’t been a “moving to Vancouver” question yet this year, so I’m here to fill the gap. I am considering a move from Sacramento, CA to Vancouver, BC and would very much appreciate advice and ideas on getting immediate needs met in Vancouver for the first 1-3 months. (I have read the cbsa.gc.ca site’s “Moving Back to Canada” pages, previous Ask MeFi answers, and other sources.) [more inside]
posted by booksarelame on Apr 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Cabin cats or cargo cats?

My wife and I are moving across the country in a few months with our furballs, Steve and Lola. We're going to fly with them, but I'm not sure if they would be better off with us in the cabin or in cargo. The trip is unavoidably going to involve two flights, the first one will be about 6 to 6:30 hours in length, the second will be 2 to 2:30 hours. The layover between them could be as short as an hour. So total travel time, including getting to/from the airports will probably be around 12-13 hours. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 10, 2013 - 23 answers

Denver recon visit: neighborhoods, music scene?

Last-minute trip to Denver starting March 6. I'll have wed-fri and then monday for me-time in the city and I plan to do my usual routine whenever in a new city: investigate it as a possible future home. [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry on Feb 26, 2013 - 21 answers

Movin' on up

I've lived in just one city for most of my adult life. I know a lot of people who've spent their large parts of their adult lives working and living in many different cities. Those of you who've done this, how did you go about doing it? How did it work out for you? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 14, 2013 - 8 answers

How to tell parents you're not ever coming home?

How does one tell dysfunctional parents that you're not planning on ever coming home after being away for a work contract (i.e. a supposedly temporary absence is going to turn permanent)? [more inside]
posted by glache on Oct 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Orange tabbies probably evolved past desert survival.

Moving across the country with two cats and a car full of stuff. It's a three-day drive, including hot weather and desert. What are your best practices and pro tips? Buddy cat pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by honeybee413 on May 27, 2012 - 29 answers

Tips on moving to Germany

I will be moving from Canada to Germany later this year, and would like to gain from your collective experience. Do you have any tips on making a long-distance, semi-permanent move, or things that you wished you'd known ahead of time? [more inside]
posted by frimble on May 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Always be ready

I move a lot and often. Help me live out of my backpack. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on May 13, 2012 - 21 answers

How can I get the most out of a 3-month stay in Copenhagen?

Moving to Copenhagen for 3 months, excited and nervous! What will I eat? What should I bring with me to wear? How will I get around? How will I stay in touch? Hope me, hivemind! (MANY details inside because I am such a special snowflake) [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Sign me up, Santa Fe?

We're considering moving to Santa Fe. Tell us what we should know and where we should live. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on May 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Stevie D and I Need to Get Moving!

I need to move my cat with me from Toronto to North Carolina. It's very complicated. What is the LEAST traumatic way to get my kitty to our new home safe and sound? BONUS: Requisite animal pics inside! [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Apr 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me say goodbye to New York.

You've lived in New York/Brooklyn your whole life. You're moving to Southern California in three months. You have a lot of free time. (No car, but access to Zipcar.) You realize you won't be back in New York for a long time. You're making a list of everything you want to do before you go - places you want to visit, things you want to see, things you want to eat. What's on your list? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Mar 28, 2012 - 45 answers

Need some advice for moving with a cat in the winter.

Help me move my crankypants kitty across the 2/3 of the country in the dead of winter. [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on Nov 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Which of these two flight options will allow me the most luggage?

Which of these two (complicated) flight options will A) give me the biggest baggage allowance, and B) cost the least for excess bags? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Sep 20, 2011 - 4 answers

I want to make a list of things I need to do before I move abroad

I'm moving to another country at the end of the week and I want to make a list of things I need to do before I go. Obvious is good. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Aug 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Is it worth it to move to Washington from NYC?

Moving to DC from NYC: Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 37 answers

How do you move from Alaska to South America in one fell swoop?

My girlfriend recently got a job in Bolivia teaching for a private school in Cochabamba. This is great and everything except I have no clue what to do in terms of planning for our move, how to get a job in Bolivia or what needs to happen in the two months before we leave. Snowflake goodness after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Dauus on May 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Temporary storage for stuff before moving to London

Moving out of the UK in a week to travel abroad. Will move back to London in September. Where to keep stuff throughout this period? [more inside]
posted by noztran on May 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Pitching tents on campus is apparently not uncommon.

Moving from Seattle to Stockholm for graduate school this summer: how far in advance of the August 29th semester start should I fly out in order to maximize my chances of renting an apartment before all other students arrive? Also, where should I stay while I'm looking for a place to live? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 28, 2011 - 18 answers

All my bags are packed.

Making a mix tape: Need songs about moving away from home for the very first time. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Feb 5, 2011 - 39 answers

How to move/ship my stuff from Istanbul to HCMC Vietnam?

I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Aug 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Seeking thoughts, insights, and ideas to deal with travel/transition feelings and frustrations.

For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me blow this pop stand.

I'm starting to consider a change-of-venue for 6-12 months. Complication: property ownership. Experiences/suggestions on how to make this happen, please! [more inside]
posted by swngnmonk on Jun 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Is it cruel to move pets internationally?

I'm moving to the Netherlands from Australia in October, and debating whether I should bring my cat. We'll be returning to Australia in two years. Anyone have any experience of moving cats overseas? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Jun 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort?

Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort? [more inside]
posted by genericdave on Jun 1, 2010 - 25 answers

What is the best way to discover Liverpool's personality

Travel-filter: I'm headed to Liverpool for a job interview, and I have three days to spend there. What should I do to 1) enjoy the city and 2) get a feeling for if I want to live there? [more inside]
posted by Peter Petridish on Apr 4, 2010 - 13 answers

King and Queen of the Road

Planning a move from Brooklyn to Seattle by car in late February/early March, and need advice. My husband and I are cheapskates in our mid-20s who have never driven cross-country before and want to make an excursion out of this move. [more inside]
posted by doift on Jan 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Propitious places to move to & unusual living situations for having 3 or 4 days a week free to work on personal project

I'm working on a project that requires at least 3 or 4 full days attention each week. What are some places in the US or world I could move to, &/or unusual living situations, that would give me a good chance of doing this? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Cats on a plane?

Help me move two cats across the US. [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalian on Jul 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Emigration advice: What do you wish you'd known?

I'm moving country on Tuesday. For those who've done this before - what do you wish you'd known before you set out? Is there anything I can do now to make it easier? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How to move to Fairbanks?

Looking for advice/suggestions for moving a household from outside Philadelphia to Fairbanks. [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on May 6, 2009 - 1 answer

I like adventure. Profound and permanent change, not so much.

Help me with my fear of transplant shock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 7 answers

So long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye…

When moving away, how do you say goodbye? (And how do you keep up friendships after you're gone?) [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Too Much Stuff!

Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Electronics geeks urgently needed in Aisle 4

I am packing my entire house and moving to the UK, and I'm hoping to bring my TV, stereo, and a few smaller appliances with me. Please help me figure out my US to UK transformer and voltage requirements! [more inside]
posted by Kevin A on Oct 18, 2008 - 24 answers

Advice for cross country moving and road-trip

Some general/all around advice and tips from experienced/veteran movers and road trippers to help me with my move across the country would be extremely helpful. [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on Aug 14, 2008 - 19 answers

What Do I Want to be Sure to Remember Before Moving?

Looking for a good guide about what to do when moving from America to a foriegn country generally, or moving to Israel specifically, or advice about anything that I should be sure not to forget. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 30, 2008 - 6 answers

what to do, what to do?

Should we move and, if so, where? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Grad school in Ireland - Need to know?

Moving to Ireland for a year+, what are your tips? [more inside]
posted by conch soup on Aug 28, 2007 - 14 answers

shipping from UK to Canada

What's the cheapest (but safe) way to ship several heavy boxes from the UK to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Nov 21, 2006 - 7 answers

What to know about moving to Sydney Australia

What should I know to plan a move from US to Australia? What should I take and what should I leave behind? What else should I know about moving to Australia? Where can I get more information? [more inside]
posted by wanderlust_babe on Oct 7, 2006 - 16 answers

How to keep computers safe on the road?

We move in just a couple weeks. We're stuffing all our belongings that will fit into the car and shoving of. Among these belongings will be two desktop computers. What is the safest way to transport these? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 12, 2006 - 13 answers

We're moving. Now what?

Oh god, not another moving/travel question. Oh, but it is! Eattheweak and I are picking up and moving from Denton, TX to the Olympia WA area in about seven weeks. We've done nothing to prepare and now it's crunch time. You can bet your britches that there's [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Aug 14, 2006 - 12 answers

It's a small, small world...

If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Jun 17, 2006 - 54 answers

How to move a dog long distance?

Need advice on transporting my dog in a out-of-state move (~1000 miles) [more inside]
posted by jimmy0x52 on Jun 7, 2006 - 25 answers

another roadtrip attraction

At the end of August, I'll be moving from northern British Columbia to London, Ontario. How should I get there? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on May 4, 2006 - 17 answers

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