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Moving? Here's 28 Tips For Making It Waaaaay Easier

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3. If you're painting a wall or doing touch-ups, poke a hole in a plastic cup and insert the paintbrush in there before you start painting. That way, you'll have something to catch paint dribbles.

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14. If you disassemble several pieces of furniture, color-coordinate the parts with stickers so that you don't get confused later.

15. And you can also use stickers, tape or Post-Its to color coordinate which boxes go in which room. If you have movers, make them a color code with the apartment floor plan to keep them in the loop.

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18. In your new place, if you want to install a light above, say, a table, use a flashlight to help you center its position: Put the flashlight on the table so that it shines on the ceiling. Then, use a pencil to mark where the center of that light falls.

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28. And finally, to prepare for your first night in the new place, pack a separate "overnight" bag with all the essentials you need — so you're not up until 3 a.m. looking for the toothpaste.

This post was translated from German.