Posted June 27, 2012 by RentJungle

If you're getting ready to sign a new lease, you may feel that tingle working its way up your spine reminding you of how much of a hassle moving all of your belongings can be. Lugging couches up flights of stairs, boxing and unboxing your kitchen, and even remastering your Ikea skills is enough to exhaust anyone. To lighten the load, try to follow these three easy steps to better your moving experience.

1. Think Small
Thinking small in your move means taking smaller trips, backing smaller boxes, and taking a few extra trips. You will want to try and have at least a weeks worth of wiggle room of your move, and a good plan. Try to move the things you don't need first (i.e. books in small boxes, bicycles, tables, chairs...) and work your way up. Don't take the whole house at once.

2. Friends. Oh the friends...
It's time to throw a pizza party. Call your friends, call for a pie, gather some beverages, and have a moving party. You don't need a lot of people to help with the move, just 3-4 extra people can make a 10 hour move into a 3 hour move.

3. Have a Plan
Recently a friend signed a new lease in a different apartment building. While there, he went to his new apartment and, using painters tape, marked where the furniture would go. He also sharpied the boxes clearly. When the move finally came, everyone  knew what order to take the furniture in, where to place everything, and the entire move went much quicker.

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