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Moving Cross Country -- How is it done?

I'm moving from New York City to the West Coast and I have a lot of stuff. I couldn't be less interested in driving a truck myself. I keep hearing about "pods" but I am having a hard time even finding companies to get estimates from. What should I be doing besides googling "moving pods"? [more inside]
posted by amandabee on Mar 9, 2015 - 17 answers

Whats your "Perfect Day" in Seattle?

My SO and I are looking to relocate. What's the "Perfect Day" in Seattle like? [more inside]
posted by modernsquid on Mar 5, 2015 - 25 answers

How to promote stability for a toddler in times of change?

Our lives are crazy right now, and we have a few moves and big changes coming up. How can I make this easier on my small toddler? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Mar 4, 2015 - 12 answers

How to look at listed condo units for rent WITHOUT involving broker?

I'm moving for the 4th time in Chicago. By now I have a pretty good handle on what buildings/prices I'm interested in and feel confident negotiating on my own; I would greatly prefer not to have involve a broker. Since condos for rent often provide better value than managed apartment buildings, I would prefer to find a good deal on a condo unit. [more inside]
posted by andruwjones26 on Mar 3, 2015 - 9 answers

How do I move my worldly goods across the Atlantic?

I have recently acquired and accepted an exciting job opportunity in Sweden -- a two-year postdoctoral research post. It's great! I'm excited! I ... don't want to sublet other people's houses for two years. So I need to move my furniture (and a whole bunch of academic reference books, without which the postdoc isn't going to go so well) from their current location across the Atlantic. How do I best do this? Difficulty: I'm an American and me and all my objects are currently in semi-rural Canada. And I can't drive. [more inside]
posted by byzantienne on Mar 1, 2015 - 19 answers

I am feeling stuck in a serious rut. How to reboot?

In my mid-20s, going nowhere, full of shame. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2015 - 18 answers

Warmer climates, jobs, and cultural fit - where to consider moving?

My wife and I currently live in Boston, but I want to live in a warmer climate and she (Industrial Engineering MS) wants to find a job. Which places should we consider moving to? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Feb 24, 2015 - 18 answers

What is the best way to handle the last parts of packing to move?

Movers are coming on Thursday to take almost all our stuff from our 1BR apartment to storage. Most things that can be easily boxed have been. Now I'm dealing with the home stretch of packing: the weirdly shaped stuff, the stuff I'd rather sell than store but that no one seems to want, and the hard decisions like what clothes do I pack for the next three months while the rest sits in storage. How do I accomplish this in three days? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 23, 2015 - 26 answers

Where to move in coastal US / possibly internationally?

After 28 years in snowy New England and finding a wonderful partner with SAD, I am seriously considering moving to a much warmer climate in the next couple of years. List of caveats below the fold: [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Feb 23, 2015 - 9 answers

Moving out, roommate upset

Life happened, and I am moving out four months before my lease is up. My roommate doesn't want a subletter because she's studying for her board exams in the next month, and also refuses to pay to cover the vacancy. She also doesn't want to discuss in person with me ("I have to go"), has ignored my email contact, and is making the landlord play messenger boy. I don't have time to argue with this nonsense, but would like to minimize hard feelings, grudges, etc., since she is in the same small grad program as I am and will be my colleague for the next year or two. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2015 - 79 answers

Great town with a low cost of living?

After years of trying to make my freelance writer's salary stretch to fit my California budget, I'm ready to admit defeat and move somewhere cheaper. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to go. All I want is a high quality of life with a low cost of living. No problem, right? [more inside]
posted by mjm101 on Feb 19, 2015 - 56 answers

Cross-country move with small cargo trailer: terrible or great idea?

My wife and I are moving cross country from Denver to Orlando, FL. We have two cars and a 1400 sq. ft. house full of furniture and stuff. We have looked into renting trucks and ABF U-pack and they all seem prohibitively expensive, eg. in the few thousand dollar range. Plus, if we rent a truck we have to trailer our other car. Our latest idea is to rent a small U-haul trailer, get rid of A LOT of our stuff, and trailer out there what we need in two or three trips. We have until about June 1st to be completely moved. However, the U-Haul trailers are heavy --about 1000 lbs-- and our car can only tow 1500lbs (2014 Subaru Crosstrek). This doesn't leave much room for things. Our latest idea is to buy a second-hand cargo trailer, about 5x8 ft, for $1500 or so, and use that. The trailers we have looked at weigh more like 700lbs. Then, when we are done with the trailer, we can sell it at a small loss. Is this a terrible idea? Has anyone pulled a trailer with such a small car? How much stuff can we carry and not exceed our 800lb limit?
posted by subtlemel on Feb 17, 2015 - 22 answers

What to do with all my boxes?

For the first time, I'm moving to an apartment without a patio and storage closet. Looking for creative solutions for still holding onto various boxes while not having my place look vaguely hoarder-ish [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Feb 11, 2015 - 18 answers

Moving into a brand-new townhouse (renting). What should I know?

I'm moving in on Saturday. I've lived in dorms or apartments since leaving for college. It's a brand-new townhouse, built last year, owner has never moved in and we'll be the first renters. What sort of new-house things should I know? Bonus: How do I make sure the local flying dinosaur cockroaches don't move in too? I've always had a trash chute!
posted by anthropomorphic on Feb 10, 2015 - 9 answers

What's great about the Twin Cities?

What do you like about living in the Twin Cities? What advice would you give to someone who might be relocating there, particularly about the weather? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2015 - 23 answers

What's the most fairly priced, least crooked long-distance mover?

What's the most fairly priced, least crooked long-distance mover? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Feb 5, 2015 - 12 answers

How do I get out of this lease?

I need to know my options for getting out of a lease in California. We have lived in a rental home for 5+ years and just signed a one-year lease renewal in January that can be renewed every year, expecting to stay for several more years. Our landlord just announced that he is selling our place. We are trying to start a family and moving at the end of the year while I'm very pregnant or with a newborn is not an option. How can we get out of the lease? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Feb 4, 2015 - 15 answers

Picking a Chicago neighborhood 2015 Edition

Could someone help a bemused dude make the transition from a crappy midwestern city without amenities to Chicago? Bonus complications and questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Feb 3, 2015 - 18 answers

Best way to transport a cat from Helsinki to London?

(Asking for a friend) Looking for the cheapest/simplest option to get a pet cat from Helsinki to London in the end of March. [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Feb 2, 2015 - 6 answers

Middle-aged farts thinking about relocating to Phoenix/Tempe area.

We're married, no kids, early forties. Originally from Seattle, but have lived in Orlando, FL for almost a decade. We're considering an eventual move to the Phoenix area, and I'd love recommendations about what areas to consider. [more inside]
posted by themissy on Feb 1, 2015 - 10 answers

Where is my license...

I moved to a new state. I need a Virginia driver's license. I lost my Florida license. Help! [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Jan 22, 2015 - 9 answers

How did you find your awesome Chicago apartment?

What's the current best service for finding apartments in Chicago if you know the general area you'd like to live in? I'm checking out Craigslist and Padmapper, but would love recommendations for specific realtors or apartment-hunting services or basically anything you've had luck with. [more inside]
posted by fast ein Maedchen on Jan 21, 2015 - 12 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I move to a bigger city to find a job even if I don't line one up and even if I have no savings? [more inside]
posted by kbennett289 on Jan 16, 2015 - 8 answers

Tell me about the logistics of finding a job out of state.

I'm Wisconsin born and raised. My wife and I have lived here for our entire lives, and I'm daunted by the prospect of moving and finding a job. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jan 12, 2015 - 6 answers

There's a plaaaaace for us...somewhere a plaaaace for us...

My darling SO has requested that we relocate in ~1-1.5 years. The problem is, we don't know where to go (and personally, I have a hard time imagining a better fit than where we are). We haven't done all that much travel, though, so maybe you MeFites know about a city or two that would fit our somewhat contradictory bill. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Jan 12, 2015 - 86 answers

Struggling with myself, my feelings, and how to do life

I'm doing everything they say to heal and move on, to get your life together. I try to be as social as I can with good friends who understand the situation and am focusing as much energy into work and school. I'm afraid of burnout though and how to unravel these emotions when I'm lying awake at night and questioning if I did the right thing? [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Jan 6, 2015 - 7 answers

Relocating to Fargo ND to get in on that sweet oil boom $$$ a good idea?

Asking for two of my closest friends: What's the reality of life and work in Fargo? Could two city-living adults with no college degrees make a better living and save money out there without sacrificing access to suburban comforts like movie theaters or having to live in a crime-infested neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by Snacks on Jan 6, 2015 - 29 answers

Brooklyn neighborhood hunting

Tell me why I want to live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 5, 2015 - 3 answers

What's an Extroverted Introvert to do?

Yes, I'm literally asking for basic social tips and tricks. [more inside]
posted by ourt on Jan 4, 2015 - 8 answers

Strategies for minimizing expense on renting between permanent apts?

(The Rt Hon.) MP  and I have officially been notified that we have to move out of our current NYC apartment on March 1, leaving us with a housing gap until August 2015.* We need to stay in NYC (or NY suburbs). I've only ever looked for apartments here with year-long (or longer) leases. How do we go about finding a month-to-month place? Is there any good way to avoid paying to move twice within one year? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 31, 2014 - 15 answers

Have you hired movers to pack for you? How was it? Any tips?

I want to learn more about hiring movers to pack up your place before moving: Advice, tips, experiences, pros and cons, etc. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Dec 30, 2014 - 31 answers

How to register a car in Cali without a permanent residence?

Returning a leased car out of state, prior to the move. Will be in a short term rental for 1 month while I search for an apartment. Will need a car during that month and want to buy one ASAP when I get there. more details inside. [more inside]
posted by kmr on Dec 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Where should I live?

I work remotely (technically could work from anywhere, though it's easiest to be based in the U.S.) and I live in the Bay Area right now. Because I only make around $65,000, this isn't a very affordable place for me to live anymore. I'd like to move into a bigger apartment, and ideally would like to buy a house, so I'm considering moving somewhere else. More inside! [more inside]
posted by pinochiette on Dec 28, 2014 - 21 answers

Oh, you thought we were done with Xmas gift questions? Think again!

I'll be celebrating christmas with my brother and his girlfriend a week late, but despite the extension, I still can't think of what to give them this year. There are many factors and a few critical elements up in the air, but if anyone can sort through it all and come up with something thoughtful and useful, it'd be Ask Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Dec 26, 2014 - 16 answers

Please help me decide if I should move back to NYC from SF

Can't decide if I should move back to NYC from SF. Please help me find some new ways to think about the problem. [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Dec 4, 2014 - 27 answers

Hiring pet movers to move cats?

I'm moving to a new state (California to Montana). I'm couch-surfing at the moment, so my cats are staying with my folks in California until I find a permanent place to live. I'm trying to figure out whether hiring movers is feasible, or whether I should just go back for them myself. [more inside]
posted by insufficient data on Nov 28, 2014 - 7 answers

I'm ready to move abroad. But how does one do that exactly?

I’m ready to make the jump. If you have looked through my past posts, you can see that I have been throwing around the idea of moving for a long time. How does one go about doing that? [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Nov 13, 2014 - 15 answers

Decision to move, Milwaukee or Cincinnati?

HI, I am planning a move in a little over a month and still have trouble deciding where to go and thought some here might be able to offer some suggestions or perspectives on my two choices. Those being Cincinnati and Milwaukee. [more inside]
posted by clarityneeded on Nov 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Relocation Research: Tips, tricks and resources, please!

I am looking for online tools to help me profile cities to see what would be a good fit. I also welcome feedback on what is useful generally for profiling a city from afar and/or determining how good a fit it is. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Nov 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Cross Country Move: New Job or New Lifestyle?

I am moving across the country. Do I keep my current job and commute by plane or do I leave that job and find new work there? (... many details within...) [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 28, 2014 - 24 answers

Places to live alone on low income

I'm bored (and miserable) where I'm currently living and interested in moving on again, but don't want to fall into the same trap of barely surviving from one paycheck to the next, if even that. Looking for personal recommendations on where a single person might afford to live alone at minimum wage without subsisting on ramen and hot dogs. Is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Oct 24, 2014 - 38 answers

Using American electronics in Japan

Hi, I am moving to Japan soon and I can't seem to find a definitive answer on whether or not my various electronics will work in Japan. I was hoping to move my tv, speakers, consoles, and AVR but most of them are rated at 110-120V and Tokyo is rated at 100V. I have read articles saying it is fine and other saying the opposite. Can anyone point me to some credible source to help answer this question? Are there other things I need to look into besides voltage? My understanding of electricity is abysmal.
posted by Pterofractal on Oct 20, 2014 - 10 answers

I have to move to Austria with cats

I need to move to Austria to take care of my Mum. I am planning on going June/July next year. I have 3 cats which I do not want to live without. Is there a specific agency I go through to get them over there? It is a permanent move. Also, can anyone suggest a good, not terribly expensive, overseas moving service? Any answers will be greatly appreciated.
posted by kaoschild on Oct 15, 2014 - 2 answers

When cats fly

We're moving (maybe you remember from my previous 100 questions on this topic) to California from Chicago and taking our cat on the plane with us. This is a new experience for both my hubby and me. I've done a lot of Googling, I've read up on United's pet policy, and read through Flyer Talk, etc. so I think I get the basic concepts but I'm specifically confused about a few things. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 14, 2014 - 16 answers

Help us choose a Colorado home

We are moving to Colorado, primarily for extended family closeness reasons. Tell us about your favorite Colorado towns and cities! [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Oct 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Testing out Portland and Seattle - what neighborhood to stay in.

My wife and I are planning a visit to Portland and Seattle to see if they are cities we would want to move to. What part of town should we stay in? And what parts of town should we visit? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Oct 9, 2014 - 17 answers

I may have burned a bridge with an aquaintance. How do I fix this?

Should I try to fix this or move on? [more inside]
posted by deeba on Oct 7, 2014 - 31 answers

Safe, ethical alternatives to TaskRabbit in Chicago

I really need to hire someone to do the kinds of things I used to hire TaskRabbits for, but ever since they changed their system I have had no luck actually connecting with anyone. I now have no more patience for TaskRabbit. I still need to hire someone, but I want to do it safely and ethically. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Walkable neighborhood and non-terrible commute - possible in LA?

Yet another entry in the "where should I live in LA" files: I got a job with an aerospace company in the El Segundo/Hawthorne area. I'm thinking about living in Palms. Will I hate my commute? Are there other places I should consider living? [more inside]
posted by sigmagalator on Oct 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Love an apartment, but the ratings are terrible online, what do I do?

I found an apartment I really like, at the price I want, in the location I want, but the reviews online say that there are many problems with AC/Heat, water system and washer dryer units. Is there any way I can approach the leasing office with those poor reviews and get some kind of real assurance that those problems are fixed or maybe have the lease modified so we can get reimbursed if those sorts of problems occur, or should I just pass on it?
posted by empath on Sep 29, 2014 - 30 answers

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