Easiest way to get someone to run the opposite direction from you? Say the phrase, “I’m moving.” They’ll anticipate that you’re about to ask them for help and take off.
Moving isn’t fun, and there’s no good way to do it. I know the few times I’ve had to move (for a September 1 lease, ouch) there were a few problems. It was hot, there was nowhere to park the U-Haul, my old landlord made me leave a full 48 hours before I could be in my new place, it was a weekday, I ran out of boxes, I lost an entire bag of clothes, the new place was too dirty to put anything away at first...oh, did I say a few?
To those fortunate enough to make better moving decisions than me, congrats! Maybe you should take this over. But regardless, here’s my not-tried-nor-true advice for making it through a move in one piece.