I just moved into Seattle, and my new apartment doesn't have a dishwasher. Yesterday I picked up a portable dishwasher I found on Craigslist, but I was too exhausted to carry it up the 1.5 flights up to my apartment. I don't know anybody in town, much less know somebody well enough to ask them to help me carry a dishwasher--does anybody know someone who can carry this thing up the stairs for me? [more inside]
Young couple visited France last year for about two weeks with few plans other than a couple of booked hotel rooms and a TGV pass. They fell in love with the country and would love to move there about 5 years out... [more inside]
Help a nervous kid sort through all the helpful AskMeFi threads already out there to answer this question: I'm moving from the Bay Area to Brooklyn - how can I do it effectively? [more inside]
My wife and I will be moving stateside from Bermuda next year. We will be moving into an empty house with NOTHING except outdated wardrobes and cash. With that said, we will be acquiring a lot of stuff. We will need cars, furniture, appliances, electronics, art, tools, clothes, insurance, etc. etc. How can we maximize our investments in all this stuff? What is your opinion on getting good deals in each of these categories? Our financial planner suggested we incorporate to get some tax write-offs. Another friend said to look into SwapLease. Yet another said to buy all of our furniture in North Carolina. If you were starting with nothing, how would you approach it? Should I walk into Best Buy and tell the manager to make me a deal? Should we buy used cars? Hit garage sales? Buy fine art and antiques? Get a part-time job at the Gap? Where and how can I find the best deals / best investments?
How do we find our dream home in London from 287 miles away? [more inside]
What issues we will encounter moving to a new city without an address? Is it a bad idea to live in a motel for a month? [more inside]
Mailing a bed 2,000 miles- how can I do it, and is it even worth it? [more inside]
I am in the process of moving to Oakland (yay!). My next task is to find the perfect apartment for me and my cats. What do you know that I should know? [more inside]
Moving filter: What and where did you research before choosing to moving somewhere? What should we look for? [more inside]
How can I find affordable movers to move my stuff from Minneapolis to Madison? [more inside]
So, I'm relocating to a small (30,000 people) high-culture town in about a week. I'm also starting over from scratch on furniture, and want to outfit a one bedroom apartment nicely. So, I'm looking for both your apartment neat tricks -and- your favorite online furniture seller. [more inside]
How can I easily destroy my couch? [more inside]
I report on weekly sales and pricing information, and weekly data points are often skewed by one-time promotions, seasonality, and other random effects. When I create a 52-week rolling average of the data, it shows trends much more smoothly -- and accurately, I believe. My coworkers are not accustomed to seeing data as a rolling average, and I'm concerned that they won't understand it. What is a clear way to explain to them 1) how a rolling average works, 2) why it is useful for visualizing trends, and 3) any other benefits?
What's the cheapest way to move a bunch of banker's boxes across the United States? I have 98 sealed banker's boxes full of books, papers, and a few durable household items in New York City and want to move them to San Francisco. What's the cheapest way to do that short of driving them across the country myself? USPS, UPS, Fedex, etc. all want to treat these as 98 parcels, which is prohibitively expensive. I could pay a moving company to do it, but that's also quite expensive -- and it's not like I need that kind of don't-scratch-my-antiques level of care anyway. Isn't there a cheaper way to get 98 uniform, nonfragile boxes across the country?
What would you put in a London survival pack? I'm putting together a shoe-box sized survival pack to give to a newcomer to London. [more inside]
Canada + moving truck rental + interprovincial move = only u-haul? [more inside]
Help me sort out tipping packers/movers: The move is 65 miles (so not interstate, etc.), but because of scheduling, I have packers (3) coming on day one (about 1/2 of my stuff is already packed), movers (3) to load on day two, and movers (3) to unload on day three. Is this $20 a person no matter what? I plan on drinks and food, too.
Moving to Syracuse - good neighborhoods? Any advice? Restaurant recommendations welcomed too. [more inside]
Help me determine which roommates to reply to and where I should live?? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a reliable moving company in Orange County, CA? [more inside]
Can you recommend a safe DC-area city/neighborhood for a military couple who want to start a family?
My husband is a Marine we will be moving to the DC Area in November. He will be working near the Washington Navy Yard, and his commute is a concern for us. We are planning on starting a family, so living in a safe neighborhood is a priority. We would like to live in a "nicer" neighborhood, preferably quiet and family-friendly. We would like to spend about $1,600/month on rent, but would be willing to spend as much as $1,850 to get what we want. [more inside]
Yet another "moving to SF on the cheap" question. [more inside]
At the end of this month I'll be moving from Ottawa, Canada, to Beijing, China to work as a software developer for a couple years. What should I bring with me, and what am I better off buying once I arrive? [more inside]
Best way to move my stuff from Vancouver to Toronto? [more inside]
I'm moving to NYC from DC in August and my temporary housing (paid-for-as-part-of-relocation-package corporate apt.) wants $1000 out of my pocket for my cats. What alternatives do I have? [more inside]
Moving to Tallahassee, FL - looking for some advice/opinions on neighborhoods, commute, and everything else. [more inside]
I'm relocating this month to Ashland, Oregon. I've never lived out west, so wanted to hear opinions and/or suggestions from those who've been there or live there. What's life like? What can I expect? Is it true there are really 4 seasons (I live in Florida now. 2 seasons only.)??
How do I move a big tv set down two flights of stairs? Help me use brains rather than brawn. The 32" TV weighs 80 lbs. That by itself is challenging but what makes things really tough is that it's 23"x27"x31" and i can't get a grip around it. [more inside]
How hard is it to find a roommate in Toronto? [more inside]
My move is exactly 7 days away. I have a short fuse which I NEED to curb. Please help me to do so... [more inside]
Priorities when choosing somewhere to live? Safety? Size? Location? As new parents to be in an expensive city, help us decide what we can give up. [more inside]
Any advice on moving to a new, far away city, renting an apartment, getting a job, and perhaps attending a college? [more inside]
May be relocating to north-central Massachusetts. Areas to avoid? [more inside]
I need help understanding the difference in cost of living between St. Louis and San Francisco. I live in St. Louis and am a candidate for a job in San Francisco for the same salary. [more inside]
What would you recomend for getting a bed from Atlanta, GA to Chattanooga, TN if you do not own a truck? [more inside]
Visiting and possibly moving to Albany, NY My husband has a job interview in Albany, NY. We would love some advice from people who have lived there on neighborhoods and places to visit. [more inside]
Moving to Kansas City, single and mid twenties. How do people here socialize? Where do they socialize? [more inside]
The wife and I are moving to Boston sometime this summer and naturally I have housing questions. Their are previous questions here, but most are at least a year old. Naturally... [more inside]
Tips and advice for a long-distance move by car? [more inside]
Am I making a huge mistake by not following my fiance to Washington DC? [more inside]
Possible move to San Antonio/Austin, what can I expect? [more inside]
CreativeProblemSolvingAdventureFilter: If you were moving overseas for a period of 2 years via 4 air trips, spaced 1.5-2 months apart, what stuff would you bring when? [more inside]
How do I move a collection of vinyl LP records? I have a medium (500-1,000) collection that I am taking with me on a 2 day move up the east coast in a non-airconditioned moving truck this summer. What techniques should I avoid? What do I need to be aware of?
Help me clean out my parents' house! [more inside]
Where to start looking for older, affordable family housing in Seattle? [more inside]
An opening for my possible dream job has come out of the blue (I'm currently employed). How do I factor in a lousy housing market and the fact that I would have to sell my townhouse when evaluating this job offer (which would require relocation)? [more inside]
For three years, I've been encouraging my family to think about relocating from our home in Miami to a community that is less dependent upon automobiles and other oil-enabled ways of life. I sold them on Asheville, North Carolina, and on the idea of building a green (or close to it) home. We're going up there in three weeks to look around and get a better feel, and I want this plan to be well-considered! Help me think through the important elements of a successful home-relocation scouting trip, to Asheville specifically or just in general, as well as the larger questions involved. [more inside]
Sign lease or move? [more inside]
To where shall I move? Can you recommend a good place for me to live? [more inside]
What can you tell me about East Hollywood/South Los Feliz/North Koreatown? (Los Angeles) [more inside]