Some friends just accepted jobs in Greenville, SC (moving from Boston area). Before they'll be able to hook up with a realtor, they want to do some house-hunting online. Does anyone have suggestions for towns to look at or towns to avoid? [more inside]
posted by thinds66
on Jun 11, 2005 -
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good way to get in good with my new neighbors?
posted by softlord
on Jun 10, 2005 -
I'm planning on moving from North Carolina to Austin, Texas in about 10 weeks, but am wary of hiring lousy movers or making some critical mistake, including paying too much! Any advice or best practices? Anything that I should avoid?
posted by skechada
on Jun 8, 2005 -
I'm ready to move to NYC. I grew up in NY (suburbs), have tons of friends/business associates up there, I'm young, have no attachments (relationship-wise), and I have a decent career. But I have a ton of questions and need help because I would like to be living there by end of summer... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 7, 2005 -
I'm moving into a new apartment this week, and it's pretty small by most standards. Does anyone have any decorating tips for tiny apartments (studios in particular), and suggestions for cheap places to get a new bed and other necessities? [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit
on Jun 2, 2005 -
I will soon be moving permanently from California to the UK. Besides the headaches of visa applications and plane tickets, I have an awful lot of crap I need to ship over. I'm looking for the cheapest, safest way to ship large amounts of clothing, books, etc. overseas. I don't mind if the cheapest option means it will take 3 months to arrive. Any advice on this matter is welcome. [more inside]
posted by circe
on Jun 2, 2005 -
We're off to Richmond VA.
What neighborhood should we live in?
How much should we pay?
Any tips for looking for an apartment? [more inside]
posted by lalalana
on May 26, 2005 -
I'm a 25 year old recent law school graduate (female) who is thinking of moving to Las Vegas.... [more inside]
posted by elquien
on May 23, 2005 -
Moving boxes of books and clothes from the US to Canada cheaply - I need to ask about options. [more inside]
posted by jb
on May 15, 2005 -
Highway_Patrol_Filter: I'm moving from Baltimore to Manhattan in three weeks and trying to avoid shelling out $250 for a moving van. I don't have that much stuff, but want to take my mattress
Is it ok to strap a full sized mattress to the roof of a volvo station wagon on I-95 or will that result in me getting pulled over by the cops? Also, for those of you who've moved like this, what's the best way to strap it to the roof?
posted by slapshot57
on May 11, 2005 -
I just got a job offer in Portland -- where should I live? [more inside]
posted by j
on May 10, 2005 -
I'm moving to Manhattan's East Village from Brooklyn (Prospect Heights) in a few weeks, and I'm wondering how I should go about hiring a "man with a van." Also: Speakers! [more inside]
posted by incomple
on May 8, 2005 -
It looks like I'm going to be moving to Nashville for work next month. I'll be working in the Brentwood area. Does anyone have any recommendations of places to live or cool things to check out once I get there?
posted by ttrendel
on Apr 29, 2005 -
I'm moving this summer. I'd like to get a new mobile phone and service plan based in my new city a few months before I move so people, and potential employers, can call me via a number that's local to them. Never having done this before, I have many questions.
posted by alan
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I have to relocate under time pressure. Can you recommend what to look for (and avoid) for a house cleaning service, van line and the like? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius
on Apr 16, 2005 -
We have plenty of Minnesota residents here, right? I just moved to Minnesota a few months ago and am now purchasing a new vehicle (well, used) but need to transport it from Iowa. [more inside]
posted by angry modem
on Apr 6, 2005 -
I'm moving out of my apartment and I just removed all of the posters from my bedroom wall. Now, there are a lot of sticky tack spots all over the place. Here are some pictures
. How do I get this gunk off? [more inside]
posted by panoptican
on Apr 1, 2005 -
I'm moving from NYC to SF in June, to take a job at UCSF. I'm a little daunted by the prospect of yet another transcontinental move, so I thought I'd just ask for general advice, as I'm not even sure I know the right questions to ask. What do you know that you think I ought to know about moving cross-country to SF? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2
on Mar 31, 2005 -
How to find a roommate:
I need to find a place to live. I've always lived with friends, but that's not an option right now. I'm looking for a room on craigslist and bostonapartments.com but pickings are slim. I feel like there must be some other big sites out there, but I don't know what they are, and googling only turns up paid sites. Where else should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by duck
on Mar 29, 2005 -
One-way airfare is expensive -- it can be up to five times
as expensive as a normal round-trip flight during certain times of the year. What I'd like to know is this: can I skip the return flight on one of these cheaper round-trip tickets, or would that be asking for a visit from the friendly folks of the TSA? [more inside]
posted by moonbiter
on Mar 28, 2005 -
I am going to sublet my apartment for the last three months of my lease. I saw the question and comments here
, but have a slightly different set of concerns about how to do this [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by picklebird
on Mar 23, 2005 -
I just found out yesterday that I will be moving to Dayton, OH. Lots of info is needed. [more inside]
posted by thebwit
on Mar 18, 2005 -
What can you tell me about Portland, OR? The good, the bad and the indifferent? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Mar 16, 2005 -
I'm currently finishing a MS degree at Georgia Tech. I've been accepted to the GT PhD program, and will probably be accepted at the MIT Media Lab. Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by anjiro
on Mar 10, 2005 -
Long and short of it: I'm going to be moving by end of April from St. Louis to the Minneapolis area. A handful of complicating factors in the usual the more, it is, etc. [more inside]
posted by Drastic
on Mar 10, 2005 -
Is there a website that has advice, information, facts, and maybe even a forum for people who are moving out on their own for the first time? Not to college, but getting an apartment or house for the first time? As an example, it might have everything from tips on dealing with a landlord to how to do your laundry. (I know how to do those things, just an example.)
posted by IndigoRain
on Mar 1, 2005 -
Is there any issue of certification for a paralegal / Attorney's Assistant to worry over when moving from one state to another? [more inside]
posted by salsamander
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Help me plan my new life in Edinburgh
. (Flats? Jobs? Banks? Internet? Insurance? Fun?) [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Feb 1, 2005 -
My Mom is selling her house, moving to a new place and given me an ultimatum. She says I have one year to get my crap from her or it is no longer mine. As a result, I need to ship a large, antique, wooden cabinet 2,000+ miles. It probably weighs about 100 lbs. How can this be accomplished for a reasonable cost? What is a reasonable cost for this type of job? How do you protect the piece of furniture during shipping? Are there any companies you have worked with and recommend?
posted by onhazier
on Jan 28, 2005 -
[MovingtoCleveland filter] My SO and I are moving to Cleveland. We have some questions about life choices, buying a house in a new city, and Cleveland in particular. [MI] [well, OH actually]
. [more inside]
posted by googly
on Jan 23, 2005 -
Moving from the US to Brazil- what to bring and how to send it! [more, natch] [more inside]
posted by wallaby
on Jan 15, 2005 -
BAY AREA FILTER: Hey everyone... one of my best friends and his wife are moving to San Francisco, and I offered to help them figure out where they may want to move. If you live there, or have lived there, where would you recommend? They'd like an active lifestyle, and safe. Aside from that, he's making 50k and needs easy access to Mission Bay for work. They also really want public transit.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
posted by silusGROK
on Jan 10, 2005 -
My barista and her boyfriend have decided to to move to Rhode Island. They plan to leave here (Oregon) this summer. Any advice regarding which parts of Providence (housing, etc.) would be a good fit for these early twenties y/o's? [more inside]
posted by Jikido
on Jan 3, 2005 -
In six months time, I'm going to move to London (from Wakefield, West Yorkshire). A few of friends of mine (housemate, old friend, college friend) plan to get a house/flat together. I graduated this Summer (BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing), and am working in a bar and doing freelance web design in the meantime. I want to know what I should be doing now to get ready; when and where should I start looking for a Real Job, and when and where should I look for places to live? Does anybody have any other advice for migrating to the big smoke?
posted by armoured-ant
on Dec 30, 2004 -
It looks like my bf and I may be moving to Louisville sometime this summer. Does anyone familiar with the area have any recommendations of cool areas of town to check out when we go looking for apartments in the next few months?
posted by Elaisa
on Dec 30, 2004 -
I have the opportunity to acquire some nice furniture from my folks, stuff I'd (as a student) could never afford. I don't know how to drive, nor do I have friends who would help with this. I'm looking for people who shipped things like 45lbs office chairs and large wooden desks to recommend a freight carrier that will pick up in boston and drop off in baltimore. Or even suggest a moving company. Basically, I know what to look for, I just want anecdotes and recommendations on the best (read: cheapest, I can wait a week so long as it gets here cheap) way to do this. As far as budget goes, I'd like to not spend more than $200 and if I can do it for $100 I'll be ecstatic.
posted by Grod
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Moving mistakes? I'm looking for generalized moving advice, apartment to apartment. There are great threads (this one
on moving to NY is really a classic) but what about the nuts and bolts of getting things into boxes and out again? What did you screw up last time? What do you know now that I don't yet?
posted by CunningLinguist
on Dec 21, 2004 -
Moving back to the greater Cincinnati area temporarily. What's changed in the last 10 years? [more inside]
posted by kamylyon
on Dec 16, 2004 -
Drastic measure: hitting the reset button on your life.
My wife and I are, shall we say, in a slump. Our relationship is great, but our careers and general lifestyle are not satisfying. So we were talking about moving... far, far away [+] [more inside]
posted by C.Batt
on Dec 12, 2004 -
So we're buying a house (cheap) in Pittsfield, Mass., and will be moving from Peekskill, NY sometime in January. We got an estimate from a Big Mover and it came to thousands and thousands of dollars. We'd love to use the kind of local guys with a truck, careful technique, and impeccable honesty that we used in NYC
; does anybody happen to know such people in either city (or vicinity)? Because if we just throw darts at the Yellow Pages I know we're going to regret it.
posted by languagehat
on Dec 8, 2004 -
If you had two cats that you couldn't keep anymore, and your friends and relations all politely refused to take them, what would you do next? They're perfectly nice cats, but we are moving and they can't come with us for reasons that are too involved to go into.
posted by vraxoin
on Dec 6, 2004 -
I'm seriously thinking about moving to Honolulu in a few months. [omnidesire] [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Dec 3, 2004 -
My partner has been offered a new position and we've decided to move to Florida. I'm looking for tips, tricks, and warnings from those who have uprooted and moved the whole family. What did you do to survive the move and thrive in your new community? [more inside]
posted by ?!
on Nov 15, 2004 -