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Moving to a new apartment can be an exciting new chapter in a person’s life. But moving day itself can also be incredibly stressful. As anyone who's moved can tell you, little tips to make the process easier are greatly appreciated.

So, with that in mind, we've provided you with some of the most useful tips and tricks to use next time you move to a new apartment.

9 Apartment Moving Hacks

Moving can be an incredibly stressful time, as you pack, move and unpack your belongings. What makes the whole experience more stressful, however, is being unprepared. Really, moving should be exciting-- after all, you're getting a whole new place just…

how to give notice

One of the most important things to do before you move is ensuring you give notice to your landlord or apartment leasing office of your intent to vacate, or when you are planning on moving out of your apartment. Not sure how to do it? Check out our easy guide below..

how to give notice

Sometimes you have to change apartments because of unexpected circumstances and need to give notice earlier than planned. In other cases, you just don't know how to break the news to a landlord or management company. Here's how to give notice on your apartment so you can protect your deposit and your reputation and get a goof referral in the future.

By Apartment Guide contributor Elizabeth Beasley Moving. Love it or hate it, we all do it. Moving is a fact of living. BUT we all have options how we carry it out.

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Perhaps the lazy person’s dream move is to an apartment with no stairs, a dishwasher, a washer/dryer and a garbage disposal. Listen up, lazy people. Here are some must-do moving tips for an easy move that will impress even your laziest of friends.

Moving yourself might seem like no big deal, but is it really worth the trouble? A do-it-yourself move basically requires renting (and driving!) a moving truck, packing your possessions, loading the truck, and then unloading everything at your new home.

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The experience can be both mentally and physically stressful. It’s not an undertaking to be taken lightly. You have move options. If you are able and willing to spend more money on the move, you can hire a moving company to handle much of the stress and strain of the experience. Which is right for you? Here’s a quick way to weigh your options and think through the details before you make your next move.

Standing in your apartment, you might assume that you’ll need to pack up everything in a truck when moving. You’d be wrong! There are many things items that you should keep with you, or not move, such as some hazardous chemicals. Here are some guidelines on what not to move.

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Get your moving priorities straight, so you can have a relaxing first night in your new apartment.

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One of the niftiest packing tips to make your move easier is to create a priority box that is loaded with items you’ll need the night you move in and the morning after. Build this box into your moving plan to ensure an easy move with much less stress. Consider these items to include in your priority box(es):

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Is packing up your apartment NOT your idea of a fun time? It is surely not at the top of many lists of favorite activities. When you break packing down into manageable pieces day by day, however, it tends to progress more easily. Make your list of the day – each day! -- for what to pack up in your apartment. Apply this strategy to your efforts, and moving can be a breeze -- or at least less stressful!

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