Seeking recommendations for international shipping/moving companies. I have a small household's-worth to ship from California to the UK (no furniture that's worth keeping, but a large studio full of stuff). There are many companies online but I know from friends' experiences that these waters are shark-infested.
posted by beniamino
on Jul 20, 2006 -
I'm posting this for a friend who isn't a member:
We are planning to relocate to the Denver metro area at the end of June. We would like suggestions on where to look for housing. [more inside]
posted by smich
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Moving from UK to Continental Europe (Brno, Czech Republic). Tech and money advice greatly appreciated! More inside [more inside]
posted by Gratishades
on Jun 12, 2006 -
My husband and I (and our five month old son) are thinking of relocating from Austin to Houston, but we really know very little about the area. We're looking for some advice/recommendations about neighborhoods and suburbs in the greater metropolitan area, particularly those within a reasonable commute to UH. [more inside]
posted by roundrock
on Apr 18, 2006 -
I will be relocating from Austin, TX to Tucson, AZ at the end of May. Please tell me everything about the city. [more inside]
posted by bove
on Mar 20, 2006 -
My roommate is considering moving to the Czech Republic. He's Canadian, works in IT, and knows nothing of the job market, economy, and so on. [more inside]
posted by Jairus
on Mar 8, 2006 -
Where to live in Leeds, UK? Calling all current or previous inhabitants! I'll shortly be starting a job in the city, and need some help determining the best place for a young family to live. [more inside]
posted by StuMiller
on Mar 3, 2006 -
We need to move out of the Los Angeles area within the year to find someplace cheaper to live. The show-stopper is our daughter, almost 25, who is retarded. She lives in a splendid group home and attends a splendid day program that is lovingly but inexorably moving her toward independent living, including a real job. This is essential (no sibs) for her life after we're gone. So we need to qualitatively assess services for the retarded in other states. How do we do this? California may well be the high-water mark for the support the retarded get in this country. If there's someplace better we need to know where and why. There are no data, so far, to help with this.
posted by banjomensch
on Feb 5, 2006 -
I am curious as to the quality of life in San Diego. The cost of living, the availability of jobs, the housing market, etc. [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch
on Dec 29, 2005 -
How do I come to terms with living in a city I'm not crazy about? [more inside]
posted by pdb
on Dec 19, 2005 -
RelocationFilter: Help me find my spot! I'm basically looking for a city like Montreal, but located within the United States. Where should I move? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Nov 1, 2005 -
At this very moment I am losing sleep over my work situation. My employer has repeatedly asked me to relocate to the home office. I've been putting this decision off for a few reasons until about a month ago. Then discussions were put on hold a couple weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 21, 2005 -
My wife and I will likely be moving to Austin soon with our children (7.5 and 3.5). We live in the Virginia suburbs of DC now, and really do not
enjoy it. We want to live in the city, but school quality is also a huge priority for us now. Can we have both of these things in central Austin?
posted by Irontom
on Aug 31, 2005 -
My wife and I will most likely be moving to Pittsburgh next year with our children, one of whom will be starting kindergarten. We really enjoy living in the city and urban life. School quality is also a huge priority for us now. Can we have both of these things in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by misterioso
on Aug 30, 2005 -
I'm considering relocating from Albuquerque to Boston for work. I have many questions around relocation packages and expectations [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Aug 18, 2005 -
My wife and I (and kids) will be in Austin for 2 or 3 days in August (19th - 21st). What are the activities/events/places/restaurants we should be sure not to miss? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Jul 7, 2005 -
I'm moving to Silicon Valley in the next month, but I have no idea where I should live! Also, how much is it going to cost for me to live out there on a day-to-day basis? [more inside]
posted by superboy422
on Jun 28, 2005 -
I have been offered a new job, with a nice pay rise in another end of the country. Unfortunately, the money I was counting on to finance the move has fallen through. I have an atrocious credit record and can't get a loan, and I am not eligible for any relocation help in my new workplace as I'm not going to be working in a senior enough position.
I've googled, I've used the yellow pages, I've asked friends, work colleagues and tried everything I know. I've been to the jobcentre to ask about the Social Fund, and I've run out of ideas.
Does anyone know if there are any grants/aid/special loans out there that might be able to help me? I'll be able to pay it back, as I'll be on a higher salary, but I just have no money at all to finance the move. If I can't find a solution by Thursday, I'll have to turn down the offer of the job, and I really don't want to do that.
Can anyone point me in the direction of some hope?? (I'm in the uk)
posted by lemonpillows
on Jun 28, 2005 -
Newcastle upon Tyne: what can you tell me about it? Would you move there from the US? Are there software jobs to be had?
posted by klausness
on Jun 13, 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 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 -
My brother is considering an offer from a Japanese company in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan (he is in Ireland). The salary seems low, and there seems little information about the location. [more inside]
posted by clarkie666
on Apr 14, 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 -
What can you tell me about Portland, OR? The good, the bad and the indifferent? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Mar 16, 2005 -
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 -
I'm seriously thinking about moving to Honolulu in a few months. [omnidesire] [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Dec 3, 2004 -
I have a potential job offer in St. Louis
, but I know almost nothing about the place, and can't figure out whether I should even consider moving from Denver to there. So I thought I'd poll the highly refined cultural palates of MeFi readers to get some impressions of the place from people who've spent some time there.
Is it as sprawl-choked as Denver? What is the overall political mood? Can a guy who doesn't want to live in a McHouse on a cul-de-sac find a nice older house for a reasonable price? Is the weather tolerable for a pansy like me who's accustomed to the constant sunshine and very low humidity of Colorado?
posted by yalestar
on Aug 24, 2004 -
Is it nice? I fancy living in the US, and those spooky coincidence things are pointing to Oregon. [>>] [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Aug 15, 2004 -
Any suggestions or anecdotes on researching possible locations for a big move? How to find out mean home prices, salaries, quality of life type stuff? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by msacheson
on Jul 6, 2004 -
Being young and foolish, a friend from #mefi is considering relocating to the US. Being also poor and uneducated, He will be in need of a moderately priced education, so he is looking at community colleges. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by riffola
on Jun 6, 2004 -
I'm looking to relocate to Ontario for the summer with the possibility of staying longer if I'm accepted to one of the schools that I've applied to there. In particular, I've been looking at London, Hamilton, possibly Brantford. My significant other lives in New York (I'm moving from B.C.) so close to the border would be nice if there's a decent supply of job opportunities. What about Niagara Falls or St. Catharines? Too touristy? Are there any places that I should avoid. My budget is tight, but I want someplace safe.. If you're familiar with B.C., I'd like to avoid places similar to East Hastings or Granville at all cost. [more inside]
posted by Raze2k
on May 4, 2004 -
My life sucks. But the one good thing about being broke and unemployed is that you can do it anywhere. Assuming I were debt free with no commitments, where's a nice new place to go to scratch out a subsistence living as either a plumber, a waiter, or a dishwasher? Anywhere on the planet, English- or French-speaking (or anything easier than Russian or Chinese -- I'll have a few months to learn a new language as I pay my way toward escape), must have at least paved roads and indoor plumbing, and if the population hates Americans, I'd prefer that they do so abstractly rather than overtly. Canada, Iceland, and Belize seem kinda promising....
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Apr 23, 2004 -
My sister moved about 5 years ago from Los from Angeles (we both have lived there all our lives) to the left coast because her husband was transferred there. She was excited about the move, and has a job she enjoys and made good friends. So I was surprised when she mentioned during a recent phone call that although she wasn’t homesick nor did she want to move back, she would always feel that Los Angeles was “home.” So my question is for those who have relocated, where is home? [more inside]
posted by lola
on Feb 25, 2004 -
I've been thinking about exposing myself and the family to the salutory benefits of living overseas (we live in the US now). The key question, of course, is where? I've heard some people speak reverently of New Zealand, but have never been there myself. Your suggestions and reasoning behind them would be welcome...
posted by Irontom
on Dec 17, 2003 -