No matter how you slice it, moving is not fun. Moving in with a partner is even worse, because you never have an emotional attachment to your stuff until someone tries to throw it out. You start asking loaded questions like, “Why do you need two bookshelves of books that you have never read?”
And then there are boxes. The black market price of boxes skyrockets when you’re moving. If you are lucky enough to find some boxes rummage around the supermarket garbage, they probably smell like yeast or old vinegar. This is fine if you’re moving into a wine cellar and terrible if you’re moving into a condo on the east side.
To make matters worse, you need your friends help. Everyone has advice, but no one wants to help. So in the spirit of efficiency and making sure you still have friends to come to your new house, here are the new rules for helping a friend move.