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Old 06-19-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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I was originally going to sell my stuff but I do not think it may be the right decision. My bed is less than 4 years old. Mattresses are extremely expensive. I requested a quote from a company specializing in small moves. I am curious what it will be. I really do not what to buy anything until I purchase a home. Any small movers take your stuff?
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:31 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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I was originally going to sell my stuff but I do not think it may be the right decision.
Put it all (ALL!!) in storage for the year or so it should take to find, get hired, and get established
in some new good job wherever it is that you want to be and doing whatever it is you want to do there.

RENT a furnished sublet for the duration if you must...
but finding a furnished share situation won't cost anywhere near as much which is
especially important as you can't expect to be in that new good job right off the bat.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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I got an apartment. I contemplated renting a furnished room but they do not seem to have them where I will be living. You cannot get an AirB&B. The ones that are around (not really) are not cheap. I am better off getting my own place. Peace of mind is most important to me.

I comprised and got a 6 month lease. I will not be able to take possession until August which is good. The apartment complex vacancy is low. It means people are for the most part happy. I felt very comfortable when I was there. It reminds me of where I currently live. Unless you hate where you are, it is not advisable to deviate too much. It will be hard to acclimate. The area is expensive for renting but reasonable for buying.

I am really hoping for a job I can stay at for several years but you are right. The objective is to preserve my savings. I worked too hard for it.

I think I should keep my stuff. I can't wait for the company to respond to my e-mail. I also have to ship my car. Driving is not feasible. The furthest I have driven is 5 hours. Never again. Costs are adding up. (Sigh)
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:43 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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I got an apartment.
I know you did... I believe it will prove a mistake.

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I comprised and got a 6 month lease.
So what? The issue is the unpacking and settling in time, energy and money.
Avoid that altogether UNTIL you really know that you want to stay THERE.

Even if it's just a commute conflict... wrong end of town or such vs the job or new friends.
You're right back to the packing and moving PITA.

What if you go in for an interview and they say ya, know...
and offer you a nice situation at their branch office 100 or 500 miles away.
Don't paint yourself into any corners.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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I got my quote. Lol! Ha! Ha! What crack are they smoking? Lol! I guess I will be buying new stuff. The cost is double my budget for furniture.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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I know you did... I believe it will prove a mistake.


So what? The issue is the unpacking and settling in time, energy and money.
Avoid that altogether UNTIL you really know that you want to stay THERE.

Even if it's just a commute conflict... wrong end of town or such vs the job or new friends.
You're right back to the packing and moving PITA.

What if you go in for an interview and they say ya, know...
and offer you a nice situation at their branch office 100 or 500 miles away.
Don't paint yourself into any corners.
I guess time will tell.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Hi goodlife36,
There are a lot of companies that offer small moving services. Browse the Internet and you will find a list of companies in your area for moving services.
Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:15 AM
 
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Unfortunately, it costs too much. I do not know how people move so often. It is too expensive.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Unfortunately, it costs too much. I do not know how people move so often. It is too expensive.
When I was a student and moving almost every semester, I owned a pickup truck and didn't acquire more than I would move in one load. I had a single bed, folding bookshelves, and a cardboard dresser that would break down and lie flat. I could pack/load and then unload and put things away in a morning or an afternoon.
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