Had to move half my stuff into a storage unit and half into my wife's (then fiancee's) one bedroom co-op this year. A couple of things I learned: 1) If possible, move over the course of several weeks. I would take a car load of stuff from my place every night instead of one big, pain-in-the-ass move. 2) Hire pros for the big stuff. NFW I was gonna move a bedroom set. 3) Give shit away. -Donate anything that doesn't have sentimental value or is something you haven't used (or worn) within a year. -Several trips to the thrift store can earn you a sizeable "non-cash charitable contribution" receipt.