We've come upon the special season when grocery store managers see a spike in empty box requests and broken dressers and bed frames line the sidewalks—it's moving time. Leases are up and folks are packing up and planting themselves in new abodes. Though relocation can be an exciting experience, trying to figure out how to get all of the junk you've hoarded over months or years into a few boxes, out of your apartment and into a brand new place without breaking everything can be stressful, to say the least.

As if apartment hunting was difficult enough, now you to figure out all of the other shit. You need to make sure that your old apartment looks brand new when you leave because you're counting on getting that security deposit returned. How else are you supposed to pay first month's rent on the new crib? Your Tetris skills need to be on point in order to pack that moving truck as efficiently as possible. And you want your new apartment to feel like home immediately. These may sound like daunting tasks, but if you go into your move with a no-fail game plan, your experience won't be so painful.

Make sure you leave your old apartment in the same condition it was when you moved in, pack like a professional organizer, and settle in to your new spot swiftly with these 20 Life Hacks That Will Make Moving Less Hellish.

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