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7 Deadly Zins and Twinkies

Next month I'm traveling overseas from the US for the first time. What's the best way of packing the foods and beverages that friends have asked me to bring for them? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on May 22, 2012 - 19 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

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

We work in creative. We don't dress up. Or do we?

What does one take to the Cannes Lions in June? Dresses? Ball gown? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on May 2, 2012 - 5 answers

A Place for Ties

What's the best device (case, perhaps?) or method (common household item?) keep my ties and pocket squares in order in my suitcase when I travel? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Feb 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Density = f(Particle Size Distribution)

Sphere packing problem: for a distribution of sphere sizes? [more inside]
posted by stepheno on Jan 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Away from home for a month for work - what should I be thinking about?

I'm going to be in Washington DC from late November and most of December, training for a new job. They're putting me up in an extended stay hotel, but it's doubtful that I'll have a car unless I rent one myself for weekends. First time in DC! I've never been away from home for for such a long period; I guess I'll turn off everything in my apartment except the fridge, have a friend pick up mail and help me deal with that kind of stuff, pay bills online. What should (and shouldn't) I take? This comes after a lengthy bout of unemployment, so cash reserves are very very low. How do I get a bunch of stuff there without paying exorbitant airline fees? What else do I need to be thinking about?
posted by DandyRandy on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Help my friend pack better!!

Four gals going to Vegas for 4 days. Just one wants to check her baggage. How do we/I convince her it's just not necessary and will be a PITA if just one of us is doing this. [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on Nov 2, 2011 - 44 answers

Effeciently origanizing my wdgets for packing

How do I analyze 7 years of past orders to determine how to best organize my 6 shelves of widgets for packing future orders? Each shelf should, on average, be picked from equally. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Oct 25, 2011 - 9 answers

What to pack and how to get to Anderson Ranch Art Center

I am headed to Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Co next week. I have no idea what to bring or how to get there from the airport. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nimsey lou on Jul 7, 2011 - 4 answers

How to manage toiletries while traveling?

How do you handle liquid/gel toiletries when flying with carry-on only luggage? [more inside]
posted by maxim0512 on Jun 12, 2011 - 23 answers

How to travel better

Packing and lifestyle tips for a frequent traveller [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Jun 12, 2011 - 29 answers

like a bloody clown car

I'd like to check a bicycle as luggage with Southwest. Could anyone advise me how to find a suitable box and then pack the bicycle in compactly enough? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jun 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Shipping for a framed, fragile photo?

How do you ship a framed picture? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Jun 7, 2011 - 11 answers

how to make backpacking not totally suck?

What are your packing and predeparture tips for making light-moderate backpacking trips more enjoyable and less painful and exhausting? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Jun 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Moving House And Kids

Tips on moving! Have you moved across country / to a different country? With a wife and two kids? How did you organize it? I am looking for specific things that we need to add to our checklist / to-do list. Are there any good checklists out there already? We will need to line up housing. What did you forget about? What did you do that you shouldn't have done. How do you line up housing when your thousands of miles away. Specific packing / organization tips? I would like to prevent this move from becoming stressful. Please help our family move with the least amount of pain. Moving to Austin Texas if it matters.
posted by jasondigitized on May 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me plan my European vacation?

Where should I go on my trip to Europe and how do I pack for it? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Mar 29, 2011 - 23 answers

advice for soon to be expat in Sydney

Please give me advice for traveling to and living/working in Sydney. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 6, 2011 - 36 answers

My life, compacted.

I will be living out of my 45 liter/2,700 cu. in. backpack for three weeks in a foreign country (Japan). Help me not lose my mind: please share your tips & tricks to stay sane. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 9, 2010 - 29 answers

Pre-flight jitters? No, not at all. Why ever would you think that?

Flying Airtran from Orlando tomorrow. Last time I was on a commercial plane was over 30 years ago and I sat on the floor. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Dec 8, 2010 - 15 answers

RRRRRRAAAAAID!

Please help me leave my six-legged roommates behind. [more inside]
posted by wo on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find some minimalist footwear?

Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh) when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
posted by jdroth on Nov 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Blowing bubbles on a plane

Given a set of points on a plane (or in a bounded region), how do I find the radii of circles centered at each point that provide the best covering? [more inside]
posted by Eamon on Oct 19, 2010 - 28 answers

Best moving advice?

Suggestions for best Household moving organizer.. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Sep 26, 2010 - 1 answer

Pack clothing to go to 2nd home?

We just bought a condo (with a large closet in the master) in a ski resort town about 1 1/2 hours from our home. we use it on weekends and for vacation. I have a question about keeping clothes there or packing clothes each time we go. I thought originally it would make sense to keep clothes there but am finding it kind of makes me crazy. It seems like unless I remember what is there, I am forever guessing wrong. For example, last time I was there I was with only one pair of underwear because I thought i had some there. Anyone have any advice for me that will simplify my clothing life? It almost seems easiest to just pack all of what i need for the weekend. We go about 2 weekends per month and I visit random times alone during the month. Thank you!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Sep 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Long haul flight advice for travelling with young kids – help me keep my sanity!

Long haul flight advice for travelling with young kids – help me keep my sanity! [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Jun 13, 2010 - 23 answers

How can I pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy?

I need advice on how to pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy in late June. [more inside]
posted by timoni on Jun 1, 2010 - 28 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

Best way to ship a home server overseas

What's the best way to go about shipping a home server overseas? [more inside]
posted by sun-el on May 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Camping

Help me write my summer camping packing list. Looking for the best practical, luxury or fun items that can fit in one car for a short trip (under a week).
posted by greensalsa on Apr 15, 2010 - 22 answers

Can I borrow a cup of sugar? Or a fondue pot?

Is there anything similar to freecycle or craigslist for items one wants to borrow and return? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh on Mar 31, 2010 - 9 answers

Shipping a snowboard

How do I ship a snowboard across the country? [more inside]
posted by Kimpossible on Feb 23, 2010 - 5 answers

I've won the breakfast battle, but I haven't won the brown bag war.

Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner Mon-Fri? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 answers

"Why is our mail sticky and ginger-scented?"

Is it feasible to mail caramels? Or will the recipient end up with a weird melty lump? [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Advice before I fly the coop for a year?

I (26/male) am leaving Los Angeles in January for at least one year of backpacking solo around Australia, NZ, SE Asia, and possibly some other places! Other than enjoying my remaining time before I leave (going to favorite restaurants, hanging with friends, etc.), what pre-trip activities should I be thinking about, and what preparations should I be making (especially while I have good insurance)? What do you wish someone had told you before you left for a trip of this length and scope? [more inside]
posted by adamk on Oct 7, 2009 - 11 answers

A bag for all seasons

I am looking for a new bag - hopefully, you can help me find one bag that will do my international business trips, day hikes, and weekends away. [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Sep 5, 2009 - 14 answers

I know I don't know you that well, but wanna help me move?

Can you tell me where to find cheap packing material for moving - bubble wrap, newsprint, peanuts, whatever. I've already seen this thread on where to get moving boxes, and if you have anything new to add, that'd be great. In case it matters, we're moving a standard 2 bedroom apartment across town in the far northwest Chicago suburbs. Nothing particularly valuable.
posted by desjardins on Jun 13, 2009 - 17 answers

How much clothes to pack for a 10 week internship?

How many outfits should I a (24f) pack for an 10 week internship in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on May 28, 2009 - 24 answers

Why does packing tape smell like vinegar?

Why the heck does plastic packing tape smell like vinegar? [more inside]
posted by rawredmeat on May 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Size matters. Seriously.

What size backpack do I need for a 17 day trip that will include four different flights, train trips & hostel/apartment stays? [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Mar 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Where can I buy cheap boxes of multiple sizes?

Comic and card boxes seem to get listed cheaply, then have absurd shipping charges. I could use shoe boxes, shipping boxes, office boxes, whatever - I just want to know how to get them cheaply. [more inside]
posted by krisak on Jan 10, 2009 - 22 answers

Is there a Movr website to help my sister move?

Is there a good schedule/list site that can help you move houses? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Packing clothes for Mexican vacation

I am a 49 y/o woman traveling for Xmas to Akumal (near Cancun) with my family and my extended family. We are staying in condos right on the beach and I want to pack comfortable clothes/shoes but still look good. What besides swimsuits and cover-ups and hat should I take? What shoes? I have Keen water sandals but they do fill up with sand on the beach and are probably mainly for river shoes when you need to walk on rocks. I also have black teva flip flops. Not the most flattering at all! We will be snorkeling, reading on the beach, walking, sightseeing going to restaurants, playing with young nieces and nephews. Thank you!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Dec 15, 2008 - 2 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

Where can I buy boxes in the Netherlands?

I'm having great difficulty finding a supplier of boxes and packing materials in the Netherlands that doesn't require buying in bulk [more inside]
posted by MentokTheMindToker on Oct 16, 2008 - 1 answer

How do I get my blade home?

Long time listener, first time caller: Any globetrotting rowers or shipping pros out there? I need to transport a rowing oar overseas, and I don't want it damaged. I'm planning to check it on my flight as 'sports equipment', but any advice or alternate suggestions are welcome. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by iona on Oct 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Traveling Light

When packing for two seasons, how can I avoid airline baggage fees on size and weight? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Sep 22, 2008 - 13 answers

I really don't want to take it all with me.

What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 18, 2008 - 5 answers

My God, I have a lot of crap.

This is my first real (cross-country) move. What are your best packing/moving strategies that I should adhere to? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Aug 2, 2008 - 8 answers

What to pack for one year?

How to pack for one year? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Jul 22, 2008 - 17 answers

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