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Old 12-01-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Excellent post. I've been trying to find a job long-distance for nearly two years now and may end up just moving without one lined up.

I found the following thread to be helpful for planning a budget in spreadsheet form: Budget for living in Northern VA with no full time job
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Great thread and I have a question that I hope someone will be able to answer.

What about a plant? I have this camellia bush in a clay pot that stands about 4 feet tall. It's a very unusual variety (called jingle bell). I'd love to take it with me when I move but might not have room in the car (too tall).

Would I be able to ship it using FedEx or UPS or another company? Just curious.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Great thread and I have a question that I hope someone will be able to answer.

What about a plant? I have this camellia bush in a clay pot that stands about 4 feet tall. It's a very unusual variety (called jingle bell). I'd love to take it with me when I move but might not have room in the car (too tall).

Would I be able to ship it using FedEx or UPS or another company? Just curious.
How To Move | House Plants
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Thank you suzy_q
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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You're welcome!

Suzy Q
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Over here
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Thanks for the posts! This is great advice but I have one question: Are there a lot of people who move without jobs already lined up? When I first considered a move everyone was telling me to make sure I have a job first before I leave, I was like of course, duh!!! I just cannot imagine moving to a new city with no job...is that pretty common?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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Some move without a job but they usually have enough money saved to meet expenses until a job is lined up. With the downturn in the economy, most advisers say don't leave a job until you have another one lined up and I think the majority of people here will tell you the same. Times are different and the job market is still tight, although some sectors are opening up.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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TXred, you'll find unless you work in specialized field that is hard to fill, getting a job prior to a move is extremely difficult. Most people I know just save up enough to live without job for a long period. If you're an employer, you're not going to waste your time interviewing a candidate that is out of state when there are usually a plethora of candidates locally to choose from.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:09 AM
 
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Thanks for your sharing your experience here.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:57 AM
 
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Being one that moved a long distance (2000 miles) with pets, I'll share what we did, and are getting ready to do again.

We shipped one car. We rented an RV from Cruise America (and no, I don't work for them.) It was August when we moved, and we had 2 large dogs, so flying them (not that I would have flown them anyways) was not an option.

We towed our other car behind the RV.

We secured the dogs and cat's carriers in the RV in case of an accident. We loaded the RV with everything of value (jewelry, computers, flat screen, all paper work, etc.) as well as everything we needed to live on for 10 days (bedding, towels, clothes, cooking stuff, etc.). Needless to say, we couldn't hardly move in a 35' 4RV.

We had all of our medical info, as well as all of our pet's medical info with us.

Then? We had fun and RV'd across the country, soaking up all that is beautiful about this country. We had many bumps on our journey (fridge in the RV went out, tornadoes in OK, major storm in AZ, and wind like I thought the RV would rollover in the desert) ... But, we made such great memories.

We arrived and set up temp bedding on the floor ... Cooked with what we'd brought as far as pots/pans/plates, got the utilities all turned on and running .... And played with our pets getting them used to their new home.

Just my input from one that has moved with critters ... My kids!

HUGz! Jules
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