A Moving Plea
The downside: I don't actually know how to move in New York. I moved here from Tallahassee by strapping everything to my car. In every move before that I lived in large but tight-knit communities (English grad students, Hallmark creative staff) who were all centrally located and could be called upon to help out. Here I'm basically on my own (my co-workers and friends are flung all across the island), and I no longer have a car. The good news is that the move should be easy and short--my current place was furnished, so I'd only be moving two bookshelves, a bunch of clothes, a computer and a TV. When I moved back in January, I literally trundled everything one load at a time on a dolly. That was a pain, but the move was only twenty Manhattan-sized blocks. The thought of moving anywhere else (there are lots of affordable places in Jackson Heights and Astoria) and taking one load at a time on the SUBWAY...well, that's just crazy. But I'm not sure driving in the city is something anyone wants to see me do. What do normal people do in this situation, and how much does it cost?
(Note: I've got about $2000 to spare, and $1000 will presumably go to the new place--$500 a month, first and last.) Whatever's left over is what I live on for the next two weeks before payday. Any ideas?
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