If you’re like me and everyone I know, you’re moving into a new apartment this weekend and probably want to punch everyone and everything in sight. Happy long weekend!
Something about putting all of my possessions into bubble wrap and boxes that always seem to break, scrubbing my new apartment which apparently has never been cleaned before, making countless trips up and down the stairs while dropping something on every landing, multiple trips to Target, and assembling Ikea furniture makes me feel absolutely disgusting.
Moving makes me feel simultaneously filthy, sweaty, oily, and dry. I’ve moved five times in five years, and every time I end up sore, faint, and feeling like I never want to see another human soul for as long as I live. Unfortunately, moving involves quite a bit of human interaction–meeting the new neighbors, Costco runs, and the seven trips to the bagel shop across the street to carb up. Normally, I look like a sweaty swamp monster, and I feel self-conscious during each of these interactions. Just what I need when I’m up to my eyeballs in Clorox wipes and bubble wrap.
This time around, I prepared with a few tools to try to combat the overall ick-factor of moving. It’s hard and frustrating enough–I don’t need my body betraying me too by somehow producing more oil than humans are usually capable of while also drying and painfully cracking. Here’s six essential beauty tips and products to make your move just a little easier, and here’s to hoping that this time next year I’ll renew my lease and stay put.